I get requests to do lots of reviews and giveaways and have to turn down most of them. But when I was approached with the idea of doing a Thirty One Party for an adoption fundraiser I knew I wanted to help if I could.
My own mother was close to being aborted, and then the plan was to adopt her out. Thankfully the Lord intervened, and she was given the chance to live. I wish that all women who do not want to mother the child they bring into the world would always choose adoption. So many families are waiting to hold a baby in their arms, and the lists are long. Sometimes with couples wait years before they get their baby.
A reader who is a consultant with Thirty One asked if I would do an online party, as she is donating all her profits to her pastor and his family, as they are saving up funds to adopt a little baby. Her Pastor and his wife Cathy have three children. Cathy spends her days teaching the children, and being a keeper at home, as well as leading a Titus 2 Bible study with the ladies of their church. Adoption has always been something that they had planned to do “one day”. However, last year, they realized that “one day” was NOW. They are hoping and praying to have their sweet girl Holly home with their forever family in 12-18months!
This is Doug and Cathy, a couple hoping to welcome a new little daughter into their family!
Cathy with her three children
And now for the Thirty One Party!
I was sent two products to review for the party. I didn’t expect to like one product quite so much as I have. This product has saved some of my sanity as a homeschooler! Whatever could it be?
This File Folder holds all my teacher guidebooks, plus all the future individual textbooks we need. My boys have their textbooks broken up into 10 booklets. I like the concept, but I can’t tell you how many times we have gone to the bookshelf to pull out the next booklet, and it just has disappeared. It’s happened enough that I knew something had to change.
Enter the File Folder. It is the perfect size to hold them, it can stand up by itself or it can fit into the thirty one tote bag that I was sent!
Here is the Organizing Utility bag, with the file folder in it if I needed to carry it around.
I’ve been using this tote bag to hold my lesson planner (top book) along with all the books I need to read out loud to the children. It stays by my chair in the living room, so they are not scattered.
Other uses for this bag – library trips (it worked great!), putting books, toys, or snacks for car trips in it, and it could be a perfect bag for church with little ones. You could pack it with beach towels to go swimming. The possibilities are endless.
If you order through the Thirty One party, 50% of all the commissions earned will go towards this family and their adoption fund.
Thirty One has wonderful gifts for Christmas time, plus I love the special they have for the month of November!
Here are some gift suggestions.
Thirty One has excellent quality. I’ve had a large tote for at least a year now, and it holds all our library books when we go. We get it so heavy I can honestly barely carry it to the car, but it still looks like new!
This party will stay open through Friday, November 8th, so don’t delay in getting your order placed!