Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Where do I start? Well, first Gildan (an apparel company) and My Stuff Bags are teaming up to help kids in foster care with clothing essentials. With each purchase of a Gildan college care package, one will be donated to My Stuff Bags.
"Gildan’s college care packages include a pullover hoodie, a crew sweatshirt, three T-shirts, a Gildan Bowl T-shirt, a six-pack of underwear (men’s packages only) and a six-pack of socks (2 packages for women only) ― available through the promotional period for $39.99 (a value of approximately $65) at http://gildanonline.com/store/carepackages2011.html. Ideal to cover the basics for any college student, this care package goes the extra mile. For each care package purchased, Gildan will donate a much-needed socks and underwear care package to My Stuff Bags (www.mystuffbags.org), a nonprofit organization providing children under the age of 18 with bags filled with the basics as they navigate through the foster care system and other child welfare agencies."
If that's not amazing enough, they are also running a sweepstakes called Touchdowns for Tuition.
"Open to residents in the continental U.S., the Gildan Touchdowns for Tuition Online Sweepstakes and Instant Win Game will culminate in one family winning a Grand Prize package that includes a college scholarship of up to $10,000 for a child attending college, plus a trip for four to the Gildan New Mexico Bowl including a three-night stay. For the grand prize college scholarship, Gildan will contribute $1,000 for every touchdown scored during the Bowl game, up to a maximum of $10,000. Additional daily instant win prizes will include the Gildan college care packages and discounts that can be applied to online purchases at www.gildanonline.com. "
You can enter at either www.TouchdownsforTuition.com or on the Touchdowns for Tuition Sweepstakes page hosted on Facebook, at www.facebook.com/gildanonlinecan play the instant win game and receive immediate notification if you've won a Gildan college care package. At least 25 instant-prize winners will be selected each day to receive college care packages. Registrants can enter once a day, for each day that the contest is running. Those who do not win instantly are still entered to win the Grand Prize and will receive discount coupons, as well as a link to purchase care packages for each child attending college The contest runs through November 15th so get on over and win!
Now, about Gildan... chances are you already have Gildan apparel in your closet. They are known for their high-quality t-shirts and sweat shirts. If you have a concert or event t-shirt, it may be from Gildan! I had the opportunity to try out a sweatshirt, three gorgeous colored t-shirts, and 2 packs of women's socks! They are all wonderful quality, have stood up wonderfully in the wash, and the socks are now my favorite brand! The picture just doesn't do justice to how pretty the colors of the t-shirts are. But maybe this will... the t-shirts were in my posession exactly thirty minutes. That's how long I had them before my daughter absconded with them. I admit it, she looks much cuter in them than I did!
I'm impressed with the products, you all know I love a good sweepstakes (and this one is GREAT), but I really love that foster care children are getting the clothes that they so desperately need! Now what are you waiting for, go buy a Gildan Care Package, enter the sweepstakes, and enjoy that wonderful feeling knowing you are helping some very deserving children!
Disclosure: I was generously provided this product for the purpose of a review. The opinions are all my own and free of charge!