FRIENDS! I literally could not be more excited about today’s post. It’s December, I’m feeling festive, and I have full confidence that we are all about to band together to do something GREAT!
If you’ve been a blog reader for awhile now, you know for the last 9 years that Shay and I have hosted a 5 Days of Fabulous Giveaway to kick off the holiday season. This is our 9th year, and we wanted to GO BIG. I mean, we really wanted to knock it out of the park. It’s going to look a bit different, but it’s definitely the most excited I’ve ever been. My hope is that it is going to be EPIC.
One of you lucky ladies is going to receive a FABULOUS prize package on Friday worth over $2,000 (more on the prize package in a bit), but we are also going to join together to hopefully raise a ton of money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®!!!! My heart is racing, y’all. I’m SO EXCITED.
We’ll get to the prize package in a minute (it’s awesome!), but first I want to share a little bit about St. Jude.
I had the privilege of attending a St. Jude Virtual Influencer Summit over the summer, and I really enjoyed learning about the hospital and their mission. I of course was familiar with St. Jude, but during the 2-day event, I learned new (to me) information about the hospital and their brand. I was also given the wonderful opportunity to hear directly from St. Jude families. Hearing from the families was incredibly impactful. St. Jude families have all been through so much, and they are all exceedingly grateful for what St. Jude has done for their families, for their children. I knew I wanted to be a part of it.
The St. Jude purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.®
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. Think about that! Families that are going through the most difficult trials imaginable are not having to worry about paying for the treatment that gives their child the best chance at a healthy and happy future. INCREDIBLE.
Not only that, but treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago. So not only are children being treated for free, they’re actually receiving the absolute best care possible. And St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
When Shay and I started talking in early November about 5 Days of Fabulous for this year, we decided we wanted to mix things up. We wanted to do something great together and really make a difference. A St. Jude fundraiser seemed like the perfect way to celebrate the season together and do something really worthwhile as a community!
So here’s how it’s going to work this year…
We are going to give away ONE HUGE PRIZE at the end of the week. On Friday’s blog post, a name will be announced that will receive everything in the prize package.
I bet you are wondering how St. Jude fits into this….
Donating to St. Jude via this link will give you the chance to be the recipient of our Favorite Things Giveaway Package.
One lucky lady is going to get an awesome prize package, and St. Jude families are going to benefit greatly from all of YOUR generosity.
Here are the simple steps:
- Go HERE and make a secure donation on our St. Jude donation page by Thursday night at 11:59 p.m. CST.
- Our contact at St. Jude will choose a random name from all of the donations (made via this link), and we will announce the recipient on Friday’s blog post.
It really is just that easy! And it’s such a simple AND FABULOUS way to celebrate the season.
There are donation buttons for $30, $50, $100, and $250…but there is also an “OTHER” button! The OTHER button can be used for donations starting at just $5, and every single donation will be so appreciated! You could of course also use the OTHER button to write in donations larger than $250. All donations to St. Jude are tax deductible, and those who donate will receive a confirmation e-mail with all information needed for tax purposes. In order to have a chance to be the lucky recipient of our Favorite Things package, your donation needs to be made by 11:59 p.m. PST on Thursday, December 9th.
And then, as a THANK YOU for your generosity for this campaign and your support during the year, one of you will be gifted with our amazing Favorite Things Prize Package. All people who give (no matter the amount) will have the same chance of receiving the prize package!
So…..what’s in the prize package? SO GLAD YOU ASKED! It’s a Chloe tote bag FILLED with some of our favorite goodies!!! We’re talking over $2000 of FABULOUS goodies!!! (A HUGE thank you to Colleen Rothschild, Victoria Emerson, and Allie+Bess for donating their products.)
Chloe bag / Sorel boots / tarte palette / Colleen Rothschild $250 Gift Card / weighted bangles / cheetah wrap bracelet and the entire STMT bracelet collection / Allie Bess “Tinsel” Stack / bow earrings / my favorite throw / Barefoot Dreams blardigan
My hope is that a little bit of holiday spirit and magic will fill us all, and we will come together to help bless the socks off of St. Jude families.
Let’s take a look at what some of our money can do for these very deserving families. For example, $10 can provide a new toy for a hospital play area! And $250 provides a meal card to a St. Jude family for 1 week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the hospital’s cafeteria. I love seeing how our money will go to work.
And check out the progress that St. Jude has made with treatments! And it’s not just the families at St. Jude that benefit from the research. Treatments developed at St. Jude are used all over the world! They are helping to save kids EVERYWHERE.
While all of the data is beyond impressive and completely compelling, it’s the St. Jude videos that really pull at my heartstrings and make me want to get involved. I literally cannot imagine what these parents have gone thru, and it is so obvious how grateful they are to St. Jude for the treatment that their child received there as well as their overall experience. If you’re a parent yourself, the St. Jude videos will impact you deeply.
I hope you are inspired to be a part of the St. Jude community, and I of course hope you are excited to join with us and HELP US CELEBRATE THIS SEASON BY GIVING TODAY! We did not set a goal for this campaign, because quite frankly we think the sky is the limit here! We want to blow St. Jude away with our total!
UPDATE: A reader (Shout Out, Kelly!) mentioned this morning to check with your employers because many employers will match donations! GREAT POINT, Kelly!
Make sure you are following us on instagram (@sheaffertoldmeto and @mixandmatchmama) because we will both be updating you over the next 2 days on how much money we are raising.
Let’s do this, y’all! This is going to be fun!
You can click HERE right now and help make a lasting impact for St. Jude families. No amount is too small. WE CAN DO THIS! LET’S DO THIS TOGETHER!
From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU in advance for your generosity. I just love this little community of ours, and I’m excited to see what we can do!