#31share Hands Over Kindness and Dollars

The money is in– and the results are good!

Many of you are fans of the well-known accessories and home goods company Thirty-One.  The colorful patterned bags, totes, and more have become a staple in many on-the-go homes across the country.  The company is also built on solid values.  That makes me like it even more.

A few weeks of you I shared with you an initiative that Thirty-One gifts kicked off during their annual conference.  The company, which is headquartered in Columbus, split its’ annual meeting between both Columbus and Denver.  In hopes of giving back to those communities, the company asked that its’ consultants and the greater community perform a random act of kindness and then post a picture to social media using the hashtag #31share.

You got behind it, local policitians got behind it, as well as the army of Thirty-One consultants who were in those towns for the event.



Columbus City Council President Andrew Ginther donated boxes of diapers to nine church congregations as his #31share during the First Ladies Summit hosted by Karen Kasich at the end of July.

The company pledged ten cents from every post up to $10,000 would go back to regional food banks in Columbus and Denver.

I checked in with Thirty-One this week and they met the goal and the checks are being cut and sent those groups, including the Mid-Ohio Foodbank which planned on using the money to go toward fresh foods for the families they serve.

Thank you to all of you who participated and are truly making a difference in the lives of people in your own backyard!