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Donate your bras to those in need with SOMA Intimates

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“When women support women, good things happen.” -SOMA Intimates

Since 2010, SOMA has helped to collect 1,527,807 bras for women who are affected by domestic violence and/or homelessness. Why is SOMA Intimates collecting bras? Well, think about what you donate when you collect items for those in need. What do you do with your old bras? Many people think they can’t donate them, and bras end up in landfills instead of the hands of women who need them. Bras happen to be the least donated item of clothing for women who are in shelters.

Please join me in supporting SOMA Intimates effort to collect bras for women in need through I Support The Girls. This fabulous organization distributes bras and hygiene products to over 300 shelters in the United States, and abroad.

Here is how you can help! Bring your new or gently used bras to any SOMA Intimates location and donate them. SOMA Intimates will reward you for your generosity by giving you $10 off a new, full-price bra or $20 off two new, full-price bras. This fabulous bra drive is going on now through February 27, 2018.

Please visit SOMA.com/GiveBras for more details. To find a SOMA Intimates store near you, please click here. To learn more about I Support The Girls, please visit their website at ISupportTheGirls.org.

You can also help spread the word! Tell your friends about this initiative and post about it on social media. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #SomaCares and tag @SOMAIntimates to help people see your post!

Thank you for your generosity and supporting this much-needed drive.

XOXO

Cathy

*This is not a sponsored post-I don’t accept money for charity or fundraising. I did receive a gifted bra for my participation in the drive. This did not affect my decision to post about the drive. I posted about it because charity, volunteerism, and fundraising is near and dear to my heart. Thank you for your support!


Spirit Sox USA fundraiser review

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One-two-three-four! I can hear the crowd roar! Picture this: you are playing your favorite sport, and your team just won. Everyone in the audience is cheering for you and your team. While all eyes are on you, what are you wearing? Sure your team uniform is on point, but what socks are you wearing? They aren’t that old pair of gym socks, the pair with the hole and yellow tinge, from the back of your drawer you thought no-one would notice if you wore? Oh no, they are? Well, there is a fabulous way to fix this “sock problem” so that it never happens again!

There is a hot new company on the sport socks scene, and they are based right here in Silicon Valley. In the true spirit of entrepreneurship, Spirit Sox USA has taken sport socks to the next level. Instead of basic socks which match a sports team uniform, these socks offer a sport or team specific logo; and that isn’t even the best part. These socks can raise money for your team! Yup, you heard that right! Spirit Sox USA is a fabulous way to raise money for your sports team while looking like the true champions your team is filled with. Now, listen to that crowd roar!

Spirit Sox USA makes fundraising really easy. You can pick out a pair of socks in your teams colors, then add your logo; and when you sell them, your team reaps the benefit! In addition to raising money for your team or your school, Spirit Sox USA gives back 5% of it’s profits to schools in under-served areas. How fabulous is that!

I am really excited about this company; and thrilled to be the one to introduce it to you! The founder is someone I have know for many years and she is active in the community; as well as being an amazing person. Her company is all about giving back to the community; which makes it the ideal go-to place for team socks, and team fundraising. Love!

There are so many great ways to raise money with team socks from Spirit Sox USA. For example, during football season, the team always needs at least two pairs of sock for their uniform. My son plays Pop Warner, and they will need these socks for their regular uniform. In addition to their normal uniform socks, they will need a pink pair for October when football works hard to raise awareness and support for breast cancer research. The cheer team needs these socks too!

Team socks are great for both adult teams and kids teams. Teams can raise hundreds or even thousands of dollars for their team or school depending upon how many socks they sell. It is an amazing way to fundraise!

If you are on a team, or you have children on a team, or you are looking for a way to raise money for your school, check out Spirit Sox USA. I highly recommend them! You can learn more about Spirit Sox USA online at SpiritSoxUSA.com.

I can’t wait to get my son’s socks for football season! Which team or school do you plan to fundraise for?

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Junior League of San Jose celebrates 50 years of service

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Wearing: MAC lipstick / metallic holiday cocktail dress / Kendra Scott ring / Dior Cosmic nail polish / Valentino Rockstud Nior mini handbag / Prada pumps

On Saturday, November 5, 2017, the Junior League of San Jose celebrated 50 years of community service to the San Jose community. Over the past half-century, the Junior League of San Jose, or JLSJ for short, has contributed over a quarter of a million volunteer hours to the local community, as well as presented numerous grants to local community projects and non-profits. It is amazing to see how much a group of talented, hard-working, and dedicated women can achieve when the common goal is for the good of the community.

As a sustainer of the Junior League of San Jose, I am so proud of all the accomplishments the league has made throughout the years. It is truly amazing, and humbling, to see the fabulous community service projects JLSJ has developed over the years such as the Georgia Travis Center, InnVision, The Wonder Cabinet, and more; much, much, more! All of this hard work and dedication throughout the years was celebrated over the weekend at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.

The event included a speech and an award from the Major of San Jose, as well as a video depicting all of the accomplishment JLSJ has made over the past fifty years. Loved it!

It was fun to see a recap of all of the community service projects JLSJ has contributed to over the years, as well as catch up with old friends.

The dinner was  beautiful, complete with show-stopping floral arrangements. Dinner was followed by a yummy dessert buffet, and of course, dancing! It is entirely possible I danced in my 4″ heels for roughly 40 minutes. Yes, my feet hurt the next day, but it was so worth it!

If you would like to learn more about the Junior League of San Jose, and all of the wonderful community work we do throughout Silicon Valley, please visit jlsj.org.

Here’s to 50 more years of service in the San Jose area!

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