Showing posts with label Humane Teen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Humane Teen. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

{CLOSED} Carolina Pad Stand Up Collection Review with Giveaway! Ends 06/30

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Carolina Pad! We look forward to working with you again! The winner has been notified and upon confirmation, follower name will be posted both here and on our homepage. Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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Ascending Butterfly's Annual Dads N Grads Buying Guide Giveaway, brought to you by:

While I know I didn't exactly invent 'shopping with a conscience', I'm definitely it's biggest champion. It's important to me to know that I can empower others simply by making wise spending choices. We all know money is power, it's also your voice, so what is your money saying?

I research not only what I shop for, but WHERE I shop and what the place I shop at does for the community they are in and the world at large. And when I come across brands, celebs, campaigns and companies that are donating their profits to worthy causes, I am more than happy to share them with you!

Carolina Pad

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Who They Are:  - Did you know they started in 1945 with the founder/owner selling direct, and by direct I mean directly out of his truck! (My grandmother had that kind of entrepreneurial spirit!) Moving forward to the year 2000, Carolina Pad helped transform the stationery industry. How? By introducing fashion school and office products! To stay competitive the company shifted focus from manufacturing products, to designing them. They were the first company to add fashion to School and Office Supply Products. And we know that turned out to be a great idea because you can see their products featured on hit TV shows like 90210 and Gossip Girl!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - They GIVE as good they get - Commerce with a Conscience® allows Carolina Pad to partner with nonprofit organizations to build awareness and raise funds for worthy causes. Their approach to corporate responsibility works from the inside out. Their values not only include the company’s commitment to giving back to the community, but also encourage and recognize employees who participate in community and environmental programs.

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Collections by Year - Each year, Carolina Pad devotes a collection of school and office products to the Commerce with a Conscience® cause. A portion of the sales of these items is then donated to a nonprofit organization.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - Dreamsicle Collection and Girls on the Run - 2010 -Carolina Pad partnered with Signature Designer Jackie McFee and Girls on the Run International (GOTR) to create the Dreamsicle Collection, stylish school and office products for women and girls. The GOTR after-school curriculum-based program inspires more than 50,000 girls a year to celebrate their bodies, honor their voices, and embrace their gifts in more than 150 cities across North America.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Kendall Kollection and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - 2008 and 2009 - Carolina Pad partnered with Jackie McFee and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to launch the Kendall Kollection. Funds raised through the Kendall Kollection support LLS’s blood cancer research and patient education and support services.

Latest Collection: Their newest Commerce with a Conscience collection is Stand Up! By designer Liz Diller. This collection was created in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States to promote Humane Teen, a nationwide movement of young people working to help animals. Students can participate in community service projects that tackle issues such as puppy mills, animal abuse and cruelty, farm animal protection, living peacefully with wildlife, and the fur trade. Stand Up! is available exclusively in the Carolina Pad Web Store.

My Take

I love this collection what better way to instill a sense of responsibility for animals in young people than with this collection where the sales benefit Humane Teen? I love the messages 'Respect', 'Love', and 'Speak Out.'

I am a pet lover and over the years have had pet dogs, a cat, a snake, an iguana, and birds. I think the only pet I haven't had is a bunny and one of my friends had that covered! I always dreamed of owning a ranch or a horse someday! I love animals and those commercials on tv that show abused animals always makes me sad then insanely angry that there are people out there abusing animals so organizations like the Humane Society are still very much needed. The work they do is so valuable, but how I wish it was not necessary!

My Niece fell in love with the collection so I'll have to order some for her, but I took the opportunity to also explain the meaning behind the collection and I hope she'll share it with her friends as well. This is a great collection of supplies to stock up early for back to school, and I love using Speak Out Notebook for all my note-taking at events and interviews! (It always draws attention and compliments!)

I dare you to help me change the world, one folder, one notebook, one binder and one collection at a time by shopping the Carolina Pad Web Store's Stand Up! Collection.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Carolina Pad have a very special surprise for 1 lucky winner! 1 winner will get the Stand Up! Collection (remember you can't have won a Carolina Pad contest across the web in the past 90 days to enter this giveaway) This giveaway is open to our readers in Canada as well, YAY!

Don't you just ♥ Carolina Pad? I know I do!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2)MANDATORY entry- In honor of this collection benefiting Humane Teen and Humane Society, Tell us about a Pet you love! (can be a current pet, childhood pet, or pet you've always wanted to have!) (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning (or in this case, the A,B,C’s of winning!) This giveaway is open to USA & Canada residents who are 18 years of age or older. No PO Boxes. One entry per Household, see Ascending Butterfly Giveaway Rules and Disclosure Policy HERE.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Tuesday, June 28, 2011 until Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 03:00 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed) You cannot have won a Carolina Pad prize pack orgift certificate in the past 90 days.


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - You know how much I love finding us both win/wins right? Here's another one: Visit the Degree Women MotionSENSE App on Facebook and enter GetMoving031 in 'Enter Codes' HERE (you'll get an extra 5 MotionSENSE Miles which you can trade in for great prizes including trips!) Enter, share on your wall, and let me know you entered by linking me to where you shared it on your wall, by the way sharing also buys you extra MotionSENSE miles, win/win right? :)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment. (If your blog post contains more than just a pic and link you'll get 5 extra credit entries! Leave five entries.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Grab our NEW Button and put it on your Blog. Leave the URL where we can see it in a comment (if you have our old one, please swap it out, our URL address has changed!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter (this is ascendingbutterfly’s editor) and give me your twitter ID in a comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @CarolinaPad on Twitter

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Ascending1 on Twitter (this is Ascending Butterfly's new account, we will soon be hosting twitter parties which necessitates having a second account so we can make updates throughout the entire party!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Tweet this:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @Ascending1 + @carolinapad Stand Up! Collection #Review and #Giveaway! Ends 06/30 USA + Can

(Leave a comment with the tweet’s url so you can get a valid entry (click on the time your tweet was sent to get the direct URL and then copy and paste it here). You can Tweet TWICE per DAY. If you Tweet more than that, that entry will be disqualified.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Digg about this giveaway and leave your digg username in your comment

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Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 'Like' Carolina Pad and tell them Ascending Butterfly Sent You (I'm sure they'd love for you to tell them who you'd give this to and why also!) on Facebook HERE (Please post the link to your facebook comment, you can get that link the same way you get your link to your tweets!)

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway: This is not a paid insertion. This is a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding the product and the sponsor are my own experiences. I was provided product to facilitate the review and giveaway. The sponsors are fulfilling directly to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of the products. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor.