When we learned a girl's self-esteem peaks at age 91 and only 4% of women describe themselves as beautiful2, we knew we had to do something about this confidence crisis.
We believe confident girls and women can lead more purposeful, thriving lives and are the key to strong families and communities. Gives is a partnership between our consultants, customers, hostesses and employees working together to support nonprofits aligned to our mission.
Thirty-One Consultants are part of the GIVE each day in their local communities in support of girls, women and families.
Leading with her Heart
Each month we recognize an outstanding Consultant helping to achieve the Gives mission.
Gives Care Council
The Thirty-One Gives Care Council was created to serve as the voice of all Consultants in selecting nonprofit partners across the U.S. and Canada and determining how to allocate contributions made by the company, various promotions and through the Gives Round Up! program.
We partner with many non-profit organizations, nationally and in our Home Office communities, that share our mission to build confident girls and women and strengthen families.
This year, Thirty-One Gives will donate approximately 5% of our net total sales in product and cash to support those partner organizations. Every Thirty-One purchase made throughout the year adds up to help us impact the lives of as many girls, women and families as possible.
Girl Talk, Inc. is a national nonprofit serving girls throughout North America and beyond, with the mission of inspiring ALL girls to develop the confidence to lead. High school girls lead Chapters in their communities and mentor middle school girls from a peer-to-peer perspective through guided weekly meetings and programs. Since 2002, Girl Talk has served more than 60,000 girls in 48 states and 8 countries with the following impact:
- 90% of Girl Talk Girls say that the program helps give them the courage to say NO to risky behaviors
- 92% of Girl Talk Girls say that the program helps build strong leadership skills
- 93% of Girl Talk Girls say that the program helps with increasing self-esteem
As we start our fourth year of support, we are honored that many of our Consultants are active as Chapter Advisors across the United States and Canada, and that we have inspired nearly 40% of the currently existing Girl Talk Chapters.
Nationwide Children's Hospital
We are proud to be furthering our mission to build strong, confident girls & women by funding life-saving behavioral health research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to help girls everywhere. Through this work we are dedicated to helping girls take flight and reach their full potential.
We know the devastating effect these issues have on girls of all ages. The numbers are staggering:
- On average, a girl’s self-esteem peaks at age 91
- 50% of all mental illnesses start by age 142
- Girls are 2x as likely as boys to suffer from depression and eating disorders2
- SOURCE: NYJ child Safety Center
- SOURCE: National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey, 2010: National Comorbidity Survey Replication-Adolescent Supplement, 2010; NIMH, Mental Illness Exacts Heavy Toll: Beginning in Youth, 2005
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We share their vision of a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
To celebrate Girls on the Run’s 20th Anniversary and milestone in reaching 1 million girls, Thirty-One Gives is helping support 5K races across the country in 2016. Together we are working toward a common mission of a generation of strong, confident girls.
Ronald McDonald House Charities®
The mission of RMHC is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. Thirty-One Gifts designates funds to the Ronald McDonald House program to help keep families with sick children close to each other and the medical care they need.
Since 2013, families have received over 450,000 welcome bags at Houses. Because of our contribution, we have also provided 8,660 family nights, totaling 45 free room nights for families at every House in the U.S. and Canada.
Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Thirty-One is proud to support this great mission by donating Thirty-One products to a variety Operation Homefront programs and events, including large utility totes for families to pack up food, toys for the annual Holiday Toy Drive, and other gifts to celebrate military spouses and moms.
We have a lot of Thirty-One family members either currently serving or retired, both our Consultants and our H.O.T.S. (Husbands of Thirty-One). Thirty-One Gives is proud to honor and support those who are serving and have served our country.
Dress for Success
Dress For Success
Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Thirty-One Gives and Dress for Success share a mission to empower women. We are proud to give Thirty-One products to affiliates in the U.S. for their clients to take on job interviews. Each time we donate a Cindy tote, we pay tribute to our Founder/CEO’S Why to build confident women. In each product is a note of encouragement from our Thirty-One family.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We support them through our kitting of Hope Kits and through product donations.
Our Consultants led the making of over 20,000 Hope Kits with personal necessities for women escaping violence, abuse, poverty or addiction around the world. We are thankful to our Senior Consultants who build Hope Kits at our National Conference each year and to our leaders who make kits at Leadership Council and during our New York City Give Back.
In 2 years, 20 countries and 400 communities, we’ve donated 12,000 blankets for mothers to wrap their newborns and for refugees to keep warm and dry. We continue to donate more Thirty-One Gifts products to help families in extreme poverty worldwide.
Today Show Toy Drive
Since 2011, Thirty-One has proudly partnered with the Today Show Toy Drive to bring over 1 million smiles to families all across the country during the holiday season, $44 million in retail value. Thirty-One Consultants on the Gives Care Council make these special deliveries to the partner charity in their local community.
Cindy Monroe Values and Vision
Celebrating girls in the Greater Chattanooga Area
In 2013, Thirty-One Gives established the Cindy Monroe Values & Vision Endowed Scholarship to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Thirty-One Gifts. This scholarship supports the development of girls in the greater Chattanooga area (Hamilton County, TN) where Thirty-One’s founder, President & CEO Cindy Monroe was born and raised, and where the business was founded.
Each year, the Cindy Monroe Values & Vision Endowed Scholarship will honor a girl in the Chattanooga area who embodies Cindy Monroe’s core values of building relationships, leadership and community involvement. The chosen applicant will receive an annual $3,100 scholarship for four years, totaling $12,400 to support her college career.
This Scholarship will be awarded to a girl who shares Cindy’s passion for dreaming big and helping others, along with the following criteria:
- A girl who is a high school junior or senior from any public or private school located in Hamilton County, TN.
- Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better (based on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent while in high school.
- Applicant must plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year U.S. college or university as a full-time student beginning in the summer or fall immediately following high school graduation.
We are excited to announce Alyssa Hibbs from Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts as the winner of the 2016-2017 Cindy Monroe Values & Vision Endowed Scholarship! The winner embodies Cindy’s core values of building relationships, leadership and community service. Alyssa truly exhibits these qualities and shares Cindy’s passion for dreaming big and helping others. Congratulations, Alyssa!
Please be sure to check back this Fall to apply for the 2017-2018 Cindy Monroe Values & Vision Endowed Scholarship.
Past Scholarship Recipients
Savannah BennettOoltewah, TN
Mallorie MeneleyOoltewah, TN
Katherine TurnerSignal Mountain, TN
We provide monetary and in-kind support to 501(c)(3) public charities that fit within our Thirty-One Gives mission to serve and support girls, women and families that meet our guidelines below. Donation requests must be received 6-8 weeks before the date the request is needed.
Requests are reviewed on a monthly basis. We will notify you of the status of your request via email. In an effort to reach as many organizations as possible each year, nonprofit organizations may apply multiple times for support; however, after receiving approval an organization is no longer eligible for funding until the following calendar year.
1. SOURCE: NYU Child Study Center
2. SOURCE: Dove Research: The Real Truth About Beauty: Revisited