Amy, Becky, Darby, and Krista have been busy getting ready for our big night of fun on Wednesday, Dec. 1st at Becky’s house!
This year our focus has been to keep it LOCAL! We selected Jaiden’s Place, Wings for Kids, and Rural Mission as our organizations and each of them will be present at the party. Please see below for their websites in order to learn more about them before the Giving Party event!
The original Giving Party in Chapel Hill, NC is once again taking place on Thursday Dec. 2nd as well as 2 other sister parties in Cary, NC and possibly LA (Giving Party is going bi-coastal!). Get ready to Give Until It Feels Good in 2010!!!!
Jaiden’s Place – http://www.jaidensplace.com
Wings for Kids – http://www.wingsforkids.org
Rural Mission – http://www.ruralmission.org
Krista, Darby and I are getting very excited for our First Annual LowCountry Giving Party! We have spoken with our charities and they are thrilled to be a part of our special night. We are looking forward to seeing all of you December 4th- please feel free to forward the invitation to your girlfriends/sisters/moms etc. to join in the fun as well. Please let us know on this site if you have any questions or ideas- we’d love to hear from you! Stay tuned for more information!
So glad you asked!
Last year, a smart girl in North Carolina had a great idea for a party. The holidays were approaching and invitations to “sip and shop” parties were piling up. She thought, “why not have a shopping party that allows you to donate to a worthy cause and give away your donations in honor of people you love, rather than buying them some stuff they may or may not want?”
She told a few friends, who immediately jumped on board, and the first annual Giving Party took place in Chapel Hill November 29th, 2007.
In two hours, the party raised over $12,000 for World Vision, Donors Choose, Communities in Schools of Durham and the Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County. Beyond doing good, the party was FUN and they vowed to do it again next year.
This year, the Giving Party in Chapel Hill is gearing up for more good times with sister parties that have sprung up in Charleston and Charlotte. Give until it feels good!
Welcome to the 2008 Lowcountry Giving Party. Planning is well underway for December 4th’s giving party and friends Becky Mann, Krista McGuire and Darby Siegel are organizing the details. Here’s the charitable lineup as it stands right now:
Dress for Success
My Sister’s House
Representatives will be available to accept donations and laptops will be available around the party to give to these or other organizations. Preprinted cards will make it easy for guests to give and then share their gift. At the end of the party, gifts will be tallied (anonymously) and we’ll all share a toast to celebrate how good it feels to GIVE.