#GivingTuesday with World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts + Win a Utility Tote Bag!

Holiday Gift Guide for 2015Last year I had the honor of participating in the #GivingTuesday campaign sponsored by World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts. I’m completely honored to have the opportunity to participate again this year. Both companies believe in giving back to the world and supporting worthy charitable campaigns around the world.

In the midst of the retail frenzy following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday provides an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others by focusing on charitable giving. On Dec. 1, 2015 – the 4th annual #GivingTuesday – World Vision will partner with Thirty-One Gifts to help charitable donations make twice the impact.

On #GivingTuesday, every donation made by phone (1-888-511-6588) or online (Worldvisiongifts.org) to World Vision will be matched by Thirty-One Gifts – a direct-selling company offering totes, purses and more – with a donation of one of their products, such as a tote bag or blanket, up to a total of $1MM worth of products for women and girls in need around the world.

World Vision GivingTuesday Campaign

Why the Need? Bags like the one featured above were recently distributed to volunteers in Burundi who use the totes to carry materials for educating families about malnutrition. Before receiving the totes, volunteers like Renathe Kabageni, pictured above, carried all of their materials and equipment by hand. The simple gift of these tote bags preserves teaching materials and makes it easier for volunteers to visit each home.

Thirty-One Zip Top Utility Tote Bag

Products donated to World Vision on #GivingTuesday through this partnership will be shared with communities in need so that women like Renathe are able to continue the important education they are providing.

To help promote this campaign I received a Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote to review for all of you. I have to admit up front, I’m a huge fan of the products offered by Thirty-One Gifts and own at least a dozen! All of their products are extremely well-made, very functional and super stylish! This Utility Tote is no exception! I love using it when I am running around for business meetings to tote all of my business gear & supplies. I also love using it when I travel…it’s a great bag for traveler’s too!

Thirty-One Utility Tote

Giveaway: One lucky winner is going to win a Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote from Thirty-One Gifts! ($35.00 Value) and the winner can get their name embroidered on it for FREE ($7.00 Value). This item will NOT arrive before the holiday.

Giveaway Details: This giveaway is open to residents of the US ONLY age 18 and over. Please read our Terms of Service & Disclaimer Policy before entering. This giveaway will close on December 20, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST time. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

Disclaimer: The Classy Chics are not responsible for delivery of any giveaway items won from this blog. We are not responsible for injury or mis-use of any products won from the The Classy Chics Blog. Please read our Terms of Service & Disclaimer Policy before entering our giveaways. Thanks!


  1. Peggy Johnson says:

    I’ve never heard of this before…I like that this bag has a lot of room.

  2. laurie murley says:

    I have never heard of this give away Tuesday but sounds like a good thing. I love this tote it sounds like a great product to have

  3. I have never heard of it before but it seems like a nice thing to participate in. I love how the bag zips.

  4. abedabun dawn says:

    No I had not ever heard of GivingTuesday. It does sound like a good program though. I love that the bag is spacious. I believe it would be great for my daughter in law to carry her students work in.

  5. I have participated. I really like the roomy interior of the tote….lots of room for everything.

  6. TallulahJane says:

    I have never heard of it before but it seems like a nice thing to participate in. I love the zipper on the top of the bag.

  7. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I have participated , and love that the tote is large in size.

  8. I’ve never participated before. I love all the pockets.. very handy.

  9. I have never heard of it before but it seems like a nice thing to participate in. I love how big the bag is

  10. Seyma Shabbir says:

    We are donating jackets but I never heard of Giving Tuesday! LOL

  11. Annmarie W. says:

    Although I didn’t officially give on Tuesday, I did set up an appt to have an organization come later this month to pick up clothes & other items we’re no longer using. And I love this tote because Thirty-One products are made so well, and those outside pockets are great!

  12. I have never heard of the Giving Tuesday, but like the idea! I’d like this tote for shopping!

  13. I participated in giving Tuesday for the past 2 years. Would love to win the tote for all my yarn when I am working on a big project – like an afghan.

  14. I have participated in giving Tuesday. I think this a great tote for shopping.

  15. I have not tried it yet

  16. D Schmidt says:

    We did participate and always try to do so, its really important to me that my children learn the power of being a helper. I love the size of this tote, it is so multi functional.

  17. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I’ve never heard of this before! I would love to participate in this.

  18. Sherry Compton says:

    We give as a family regularly but not specifically on giving Tuesday. I like that there is an event to get people thinking about others. On the tote, I think all those pockets are great.

  19. I had never heard of Giving Tuesday, we do adopt families during the holidays and try to give back as much as we can. I love the size of this tote!

  20. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I have not done the Giving Tuesday but I sponsor families for Christmas. I will have to think of what I would like to do. AT least I can do something nice for someone in need.

  21. No, Ive never participated; never knew about this; I love the size of this tote.

  22. I have heard of giving tuesday before and think that it is a great idea.

  23. I am not participating in Giving Tuesday and have never participated in Giving Tuesday. I like the outside pockets on the bag from Thirty One.

  24. Andrea Stone says:

    I have not heard of giving Tuesday. I like the cute pattern of the tote

  25. nannypanpan says:

    I had never heard of that event, may participate next yr. love that the tote is so big

  26. I have never heard of Giving Tuesday would love to do something for it

  27. I haven’t participated in GivingTuesday. I like the size of this totle and all the pockets.

  28. I have never heard of the GivingTuesday and I have not yet participated in it but it sounds amazing so I may participate in the future. The thing that I like most about the tote bag are the side conpartments those look so handy.

  29. I have never participated in Giving Tuesday; in fact I have never even heard of it before today. I like it a lot better than all of the greed and materialism of this season.

  30. I have never participated in giving Tuesday. I like the idea better than the idea of Black Friday – I’d rather give to a charity than a major retailer. I have a tote addiction, and I love Thirty-One. I love the zip top of this one so nothing falls out.

  31. I wasn’t familiar with the Giving Tuesday project previously. I know Tuesday is also World Aids Day, and I usually wear a red ribbon in recognition of all those who have died from the disease.

    I like the tote because it looks like it has a solid bottom, so when I set it down, everything won’t just fall to the middle of it. It looks sturdy which is another thing I look for in a tote.

  32. I have not participated in the past and this is the first I have heard of it. I will have to learn more about it. I like the size and versatility of the tote.

  33. I have not heard of Giving Tuesday, but I like the idea.

  34. Tamra Phelps says:

    What a nice idea! I hadn’t heard of Giving Tuesday until now, but it would be great to donate on that day so that a little something gets donated!

  35. I love the idea of giving back. I like the scarves.

  36. mycraftingworld says:

    I have not heard of Giving Tuesday before but it is a great idea. I love the craftmanship of the bags, they last forever.

  37. I love the whole World Vision concept and really like how roomy this tote is. I haven’t seen too many things locally on Giving Tuesday so still may participate online.

  38. Brandi Dawn says:

    I will be participating in giving Tuesday. We will be handing out coats to the homeless. I love this tote because it has many pockets!