The Greenstyle Creations 2017 Christmas Kindness Challenge begins Monday December 4th and will run through the weekend until December 10th. I am soooo excited for the challenge this year!
I love the Christmas season, I love the atmosphere, I love the family get togethers, everything. But I do have to be intentional, especially with my children, to make sure the season is about giving to others, enjoying friends and family, and being thankful and not about STUFF, STUFF and more STUFF!
HOW THE KINDNESS CHALLENGE WORKS
So here is how it works, if you weren't in the Greenstyle Facebook Group last year or didn't participate. FIRST, you have to join the facebook group, so go do that now!! Beginning on Monday, December 4th, I will post a daily "Kindness Challenge" in the Greenstyle Facebook Group. Once you complete that day's challenge, you comment under the day's challenge post what you did or just that you completed the challenge. Each person to comment will be entered in for that day's prize. There will be one winner selected randomly for each day, from Monday December 4th until Sunday December 10th.
On Sunday, December 3rd, I will post the entire list of "Kindness Challenges" for those that have to work around their schedules.
PRIZES and SPONSORS
This year we, at Greenstyle Creations, have decided to do the daily prizes a little bit different. All prizes will be from companies that give a portion of their proceeds (ALWAYS, not just at Christmas!) to a charity or charities! I have had so much fun researching these companies and I am excited to share them with you! Each one has such an amazing story and has done so much good. Their focus is not just the bottom line, they have used their ideas and successful businesses to help others, to give to those in need! I have included companies with a wide variety of products and missions.
Below, I have listed the companies that are included in this year's kindness challenge. When you have a few minutes, I encourage you to take a look at their websites. First, they are just awesome and have amazing products.... Second, if you have some Christmas shopping to do (especially for those that are hard to buy for!) I have just given you a list of shops where you can find very unique gifts and BONUS.... proceeds go to a good cause! You're very welcome;)
LOVE YOUR MELON www.loveyourmelon.com Love Your Melon partners with nonprofit partners that work in the field of pediatric oncology, fund cancer research initiatives and provide immediate support for families of children battling cancer. Fifty percent (50%) of profit from the sale of all Love Your Melon products is given to our nonprofit partners.
THE GIVING KEYS www.thegivingkeys.com The Giving Keys offers jewelry that is stamped with an inspirational word like DREAM, CREATE or INSPIRE. You're encouraged to embrace your word, then pay it forward by giving your product to a person who needs the message. Every product you purchase supports job creation for individuals transitioning out of homelessness. To date, The Giving Keys has provided 70+ job opportunities to poeple transitioning out of homelessness, impacting lives through the power of a Pay It Forward community.
THISTLE FARMS www.thistlefarms.org Thistle Farms' mission is to HEAL, EMPOWER, AND EMPLOY women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. They do this by providing safe and supportive housing, the opportunity for economic independence, and a strong community of advocates and partners.
MUD LOVE www.mudlove.com MudLove carries jewelry and the COOLEST mugs. You have to check them out! Through their partnership with Water for Good, every product you purchase provides one week of clean water to someone in need. The Central African Republic is a country in desperate need of hope, love, and basic necessities. Access to safe, clean water has the power to transform communities and save lives.
BE LOVE GIFT SHOP www.belovegiftshop.com Belove carries a timeless and exclusive line of MudLOVE pottery and Bel Kai jewelry that maintains simple sophistication we hope you and your family will cherish for years to come. In addition, Belove offers a curated selection of fine goods. Striking a balance between beauty and function, Belove's giftable goodies are perfect for life’s most meaningful moments, celebrations, and the every day.
From it's start, Belove has been about more than selling beautiful things. They focus on serving their local community by partnering with area organizations who seek to make a positive difference in people’s lives. By simply shopping their products, you’re making a decision to give someone hope. Learn more about our giving at belovegiftshop.com/impact.
SOAP BOX www.soapboxsoap.com Soap Box's mission is to offer their customers everyday, quality products that give back. For every product sold, a bar of soap is given to a person in need, both here in the US and abroad. Each product has a unique hope code which, if entered, will show you which project your purchase will support. So cool!
So definitely take some time and browse those shops! I am so thankful to be introduced to so many amazing businesses! Make sure you check into the Greenstyle Facebook group beginning Monday, December 4th to take part in the 2017 Christmas Kindness Challenge!