We are excited to share our October meetup with y’all! We had SUCH a great time at our September meetup and our October meetup is certain to not disappoint.
Here are the details… and BE SURE to RSVP ASAP because there are some special surprises in store!!
Date: Thursday, October 20th
Where: Halie’s Boutique – 1209 Parkside Main Street, Cary, NC 27519
Swag: Courtesy of Halie’s Boutique and Brosway Jewelry
What: Come mingle, shop, drink, and let your hair down!
Our featured non-profit for October is Chapel Hill Service League‘s Christmas House!! Please bring:
-Toys – all ages and prices.
-Gift cards to purchase items for teens (Nordstrom, Victoria secret, Best Buy, etc)
-Any Christmas Decor you don’t want anymore.
PLEASE RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. 🙂
We can’t wait to see you there!
Date: September 8th
Where: Be Pure Beauty in South Durham
We Will Be Collecting Donations for TABLE NC
Most Needed Food Items
- Spaghetti with Meatballs
- Tomato Sauce
- Low-Sodium Chicken, Vegetable, or Tomato Soup
- Canned Tuna or Chicken
- Boxed Mac & Cheese
- Spaghetti Noodles
- Canned Veggies
- Canned Beans
- Whole Grain Rice (Boxes)
- Kid-Friendly Snacks
- Canned Fruit or Applesauce Cups
- Peanut Butter
- Healthy Granola Bars
- Instant Oatmeal Packets
- 100% Juice, Low Sugar Juice Boxes
- Non-Refrigerated Milk Boxes
- Any Produce Items
At our July 9th meetup, we will be collecting items to stuff backpacks for kids in need in Durham Public Schools. If you are NOT able to attend our meetup, you can still help! We want to collect and put together 300 (yes, 300!!) backpacks for the kids who need it most in our community. I believe we can TOTALLY do this!!!!!
Here are the details and what we need:
Wishlist for Back to School Celebration
All supplies MUST be received by Friday, August 12th at 12pm at THM’s office
5107 Southpark Dr, Suite 201-B, Durham
-Backpacks for elementary students (please limit cost to $15 per backpack)
-Backpacks for middle school students (please NO solid red or blue, please limit cost to $15 per backpack)
-Packs of loose leaf notebook paper (college ruled)
-Boxes of gallon size Ziploc bags
Our next event is happening July 9th at 1pm at the new CycleBar in Brier Creek. We are so excited about this fun and unique meetup. Come ready to have fun and sweat!!
Join triFABB for our May Meetup at Vita Vite in Raleigh!
When: Thursday, May 26th, 2016
Where: Vita Vite | 313 W Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601
What: triFABB’s May Meetup featuring The Flourish Market and Shoe Dazzle. There will also be food, drinks, and fun with your fellow bloggers!
RSVP: Please RSVP to triFABB@gmail.com (All are welcome!)
See you there!
And join us on the Fashion and Entertainment main stage for the 2nd Annual Still Being Molly and triFABB Fashion show:
Friday, April 22nd – 2pm
Saturday, April 23rd – 2pm
Sunday, April 24th – Noon
Tomorrow is “End It Day”, when people all over the world get their red sharpies out and put a red X on their hands, take a selfie, post it on social media, and pledge to do their part to end human trafficking. It’s a good day in that it is encouraging to see SO MANY people utilizing social media together to make such a great statement. I see far too many times where social media is used to bully or vent or negatively impact someone in some way. I’m behind anyone attempting to use social media for something so positive.
Here’s the thing though….too often we get caught up in the virtual collaboration and we forget that we actually CAN do something in real life. I’ve seen the smallest act make the biggest difference. So nothing is a wasted effort when done genuinely and wholeheartedly.
If you’re not sure where to start in doing your part to end human trafficking, Transforming Hope Ministries (http://www.transforminghopeministries.org) has created a PLEDGE with a list of about 15 other ways (besides signing the pledge) to get involved and really do your part to end human trafficking. PLUS, you don’t even have to be local to do some of the things listed. Check it out the pledge here!
If you do participate in End it Day, please don’t simply let this be a day to post a selfie and move on. Do your research. Understand how prevalent human trafficking is in America, in areas where you’d least expect it to happen and to people you’d least expect it to happen to. Look a little closer at situations that may seem just not right and report them to the National Human Trafficking Hotline (888-3737-888). You can do it anonymously and if nothing was wrong, it’s okay. Better to be safe than sorry and allow exploitation to continue.
I hope you’ll join us tomorrow on social media with your red X and selfie. Be sure to use the hashtag #EndItMovement. You can also use the hashtags #TheHopeEffect, #BeTheEffect, and #TransformingHope to show your local support. More importantly, I hope you’ll join me during the rest of the year as well! If you’re participating in the red X and selfie posts, please post them in the comments below too! I’d love to see who participates!