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Thirty-One Gifts Makes Generous Contributions for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts Through Thirty-One Gives Initiative

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Direct Sales Company Thirty-One Gifts contributed $3,100 to the American Red Cross and made a retail product donation of over $200,000 to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. These donations were accomplished through their philanthropic initiative, Thirty-One Gives.

Thirty-One Gives was honored to help those suffering from loss due to Hurricane Sandy. Products donated included Blanket Buddies, Cinch Sacs, Large Utility Totes, Thermal Totes and About Town Blankets. The product donations were spread among multiple non-profit organizations; over many East Coast states and then filtered to communities directly affected by the hurricane.

"Our prayers are with those whose lives continue to be impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We wanted to help the victims, and our Thirty-One family of Customers and Consultants who were also affected, with the challenging times they face ahead," said Wendy Bradshaw, Director of Philanthropy for Thirty-One Gives. "Thirty-One is more than a company that makes products – we're dedicated to giving back to our communities locally and nationally."

Thirty-One Gives was able to make those donations using funds from their newly created Thirty-One Gives Care Council. Funds to this Care Council are provided by Customers that either round-up their purchase to the nearest dollar or who purchase items from the "U R U Cause Collection," in which 31 cents from every U R U product sold is donated.

The donations to the American Red Cross and Good 360 were the very first donations made from the Thirty-One Gives Care Council.

Wendy added, "Since the funding for this effort came from our Care Council – our wonderful Thirty-One Customers were able to join together to help this very important cause. This is what Thirty-One Gives is all about – coming together as a family to make a difference."

Contact: Natalie Johns
Direct: 614-414-4316
njohns@thirtyonegifts.com

www.ThirtyOneGifts.com

About Thirty-One Gifts

Thirty-One is one of America's fastest growing direct selling companies because it offers products that work with everyone's lifestyle. Thirty-One offers stylish and functional products from purses to home organization solutions and much more – most of which can be personalized. There are over 100,000 independent Thirty-One Consultants nationwide. The distinctive products and the independent business opportunity offer a unique solution to those seeking to earn extra income while selling fashionable and functional products. www.thirtyonegifts.com.

About Thirty-One Gives

Thirty-One Gives is the charitable initiative established by Thirty-One Gifts to honor Founder & CEO Cindy Monroe's commitment to pay forward the many blessings the company has received. In the spirit of Thirty-One, Thirty-One Gives celebrates the inner beauty and natural gifts of women and girls and empowers her with tools that build self-esteem, help her lead a purposeful life and build strong families. We do this through Home Office partnerships, Consultant giving, product donations and exclusive Gives products. We believe that by empowering Her, we strengthen families and communities and change lives. For more information about Thirty-One Gives, visit www.thirtyonegives.org.

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