Presents for Purpose {Giveaway 8/28}

Have you ever purchased something and wished that a portion of what you were spending would go to a charity instead of all to the company? It's not that I don't like the company to get the profit but sometimes I just think items are way over priced and it would be nice to see companies give some of your hard earned money to people that could really use it.


When you purchase a gift or even an item for yourself from Presents For Purpose, some of your money will go to a great charity. The owners of Present For Purpose, Alayna Kassan and Cynthia W. Dressel, both successfully battled Hodgkins Disease, a form of Lymphoma Cancer. They met in 1999 and in 2002 produced their own line of crystal watches which quickly sold out. Their goal was to give back to the community that had helped them so much! In 2005, Leslie joined their team - she also had been touched by the struggle with cancer. This time through a friend that had struggled with breast cancer twice. These ladies bonded together and decided a company like Presents For Purpose was needed to help fund charities that would help those in their fight for life.


When you shop at Presents For Purpose, you have the opportunity to give back to the charities that you believe in. You may choose the Charity that you want to benefit from your purchase. I think this is neat because we all to purchase gifts - why not give back at the same time?

One of my favorite products is their personalized jewelry bracelet. This would make a nice gift for any mom, sister, or girlfriend.

Another personal favorite are their big brother/big sister shirts. My daughter is a very proud big sister and this is the perfect gift for her.

There are a lot of great gifts that correspond with great charities. It is well worth your time especially if you are planning to purchase a nice gift for someone and one of these gifts fit with what you had planned to purchase.

Right now, Presents for Purpose is part of a campaign called Operation Backpack. Operation Backpack is donating backpacks to children living in homeless shelters who otherwise would not be getting a backpack this year. For each backpack purchased during this campaign, $5 is donated to Operation Backpack to provide school-aged children in the NYC shelter system their own new backpack filled with grade-specific supplies.



Presents for Purpose is so sure that you will love their store and will want to learn more about the great charities that they support, that they are giving one of my readers a backpack from the collection for Operation Backpack. The winner will be able to personalize a backpack for their child by choosing a color, design (hearts, flowers, truck, baseball, soccer ball, ballet slippers) and name or monogram.


This Giveaway is NOW CLOSED!

1. Visit Presents For Purpose online and leave a comment here telling me one of the charities that Presents For Purpose supports. Please leave your name and email address. You must do this one first!!!

Extra Entries:

2. Blog about this giveaway. Come back to this site and leave a comment letting me know that you did so. Please also leave a link to your blog post.

3. Become a follower of this blog. Please leave me a comment telling me that you did so.

4. Subscribe to this blog by email (this is found in the left column of the site). Leave me a comment telling me that you did so.

5. Follow me on Twitter and tweet this statement: "I just entered to win a personalized backpack for my child from Presents For Purpose! @rachaelcoe http://bit.ly/Icetb" Please leave a comment here letting me know you did so.

6. Become my friend on Facebook and post this as your status: "I just entered to win a personalized backpack for my child from Presents For Purpose! http://bit.ly/Icetb" Please leave a comment here letting me know you did so.


This giveaway ends August 28, 2009 and is open to US residents only. Make sure that you leave your email address in each comment. Leave a separate comment for every entry that you make so that these will count for you! Have fun and I look forward to announcing the winners of this great giveaway!

54 comments:

Kristen Marcott said...

Hi Rachael,
I've been following your website and all of the money saving advice you share! I was interested in the presents for purpose giveaway because one of the charities it supports is B*CURED for Brain Cancer Research! My husband lost his best friend this year to brain cancer! Thanks for the cool website!

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I love the love and faith necklace
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following on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/shopannies/status/3326749662

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posted on facebook
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cdziuba said...

One of their charities is CancerCare. cdziuba@aol.com


My email is easily visible in my profile. Thanks!

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Tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/3326867228

and I follow on Twitter cdziuba

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Facebook friend Carol P Dziuba and I posted your contest and comment on my page

Kim said...

they support CancerCare!

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Anonymous said...

Sarah Christiansen
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I like that any gift you purchase can go to many charities of your choice. I am really appreciate Caring Bridge.

Sylvia said...

One charity is CancerCare
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I subscribe
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Anonymous said...

How awesome that they support CancerCare.

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Alisha said...

Hi! :)...Blogged about this give away. Have a great day!

Kristy said...

One charity they support is Operation Smile! : )

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chrissyb said...

They support CancerCare.

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Im a follower.

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Im a subscriber.

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RR said...

They support CancerCare. I think it's great they provide backpacks to needy kids. Their bracelets are beautiful.

JC said...

FirstCandle/SIDS Alliance! I love good cause company.

Lynette Van said...

I visited Presents for Purpose and saw that they support a Breast Cancer Awareness group. This is near to my heart because my stepmom is a breast cancer survivor and a dear friend is now battling breast cancer. I praise the Lord for the strength he has giving both of these amazing women.
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Lynette Van said...

I am a follower of this blog
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Lynette Van said...

I am an email subscriber. Haven't gotten an email yet though. When do they go out each month? :)
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Lynette Van said...

I am an email subscriber. Haven't gotten an email yet though. When do they go out each month? :)
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Lynette Van said...

Am a facebook friend and have the status up. :)
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Brenda said...

I visited Presents for Purpose and saw that one of the charities is Grassroots Soccer. Great site!

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Tara said...

Presents for Purpose supports CancerCares. I love the personalized backpacks!

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Kim said...

A charity that presents for purpose supports is operation smile. what a lovely site!

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amy said...

trees for the future! cute backpacks =)

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Dina said...

First Book is a charity that Presents for Purpose supports :-)

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Brenda said...

I'm a follower!

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Brenda said...

I subscribed via email!

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Meg Hitt said...

Operation Smile
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follow via blogger
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independentmami said...

I found that they support leukemia-lymphoma.org.
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i blogged
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i follow your blog
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i followed on twitter @independentmami
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i am a friend on facebook and i posted
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i am a subscriber
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familytiesandgrowingpains said...

THEY SUPPORT CANCERCARE
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FOLLOWING YOUR BLOG!
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Cher said...

Cancercare sounds like an interesting charity.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Cher
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Cher said...

following you!