I have some exciting news! If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, then you already know, but I haven’t written about it here yet.
My mom and I have been working on making gym bags for a few months now. We got the idea when I said I wanted a duffel bag that was actually cute. So we started making one. Then I thought, we should make more and sell them, and also partner with a charity.
For the past few months we had wanted to figure out a way to help children in need in our native country of Paraguay. I did some research on charities and found Manitos.
Manitos helps children diagnosed with cancer in Paraguay. They donate money and supplies to the National Cancer Institute, which is the only hospital for cancer patients in the entire country. Taken from their website:
Children who are fortunate enough to be properly diagnosed have only a 50% survival rate over five years—in part because they may have to wait months or even years for treatment due to lack of funds or chemotherapy drugs. By contrast, the National Cancer Institute here estimates that pediatric cancer patients in the United States have a five-year survival rate of almost 80%.
So here we are now. We opened up our Etsy shop and hope you will consider shopping around! 10% of the proceeds of each sale will be donated back to Manitos.
At the same time, you get a custom-made, exclusive bag. We will only make 1-3 bags of each pattern, and will post new patterns monthly for you to choose from. It’s a great way to have something no one else will have!
All bags are water-resistant inside, which is perfect for sweaty clothes, sneakers and more.
Here are some pictures of our products (these patterns are no longer available, but below you will see fabric options).
Current fabric selections:
We plan on adding more fabric selections next month, and changing them up each month to maintain exclusivity.
Please let me know if you’re interested in a certain fabric/style of bag! We are working on one more type of tote bag to add as well.
You can find our online shop HERE.
Please help us spread the word! We appreciate your support, especially in helping out Manitos!
We are giving away 1 custom-made make-up bag! Style is like the one shown in the above pictures. Choose from the above fabrics, or these 2:
1 Entry – Tweet this: I want to win a Lucky Stars bag from @PattyRivas13. Custom-made bags for a good cause! Enter here: http://bit.ly/JaYesc #bagsforcharity
1 Entry – Like Reach Your Peak on Facebook.
1 Entry – Comment: What type of gym bag is your favorite? Over the shoulder or duffel? What types of patterns would you like to see?
**I will choose a winner next Tuesday, December 17!
Thank you again for your support!
PS – Today is a snow day for me here in NJ…who else is getting a ton of snow?
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