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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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Wouldn’t it be nice if every time you purchased something, you generated a good deed? Consumerism with a conscience. Sure, we all do our part. We try to think ethically about our purchases but so often I find myself stuck in thinking that eco-conscious clothing can’t be fashionable or that donating money to charity is the only way to give back to the community. If only we could marry the best of both of those worlds and buy fashion that looked amazing while giving back with every purchase. Oh, friends, you are in for a treat.

BeGood Clothing curates some of the best fashion and accessories around both online and in their storefront in Northern Califorina. Owners Mark Spera and Dean Ramadan believe that you are, essentially, what you wear. And if you are wearing fashion that cares, well…guess what? Every line at BeGood Clothing gives back to the community so that you can feel good about where your dollars are really going. BeGood Clothing is called “The Premier Philanthropic Fashion Outfitter” for a reason, folks. Scroll through and find your new look just waiting to make you feel better. (Or use mine! {necklace :: shirt :: tote :: glasses}). Paying it forward is easier than ever.

BeGood Clothing is giving away one $50 wooden gift card to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Wednesday, August 28th. *Contest open to US residents only!* Comments now closed…good luck!
Please visit BeGood Clothing and tell us: When was the last time you paid it forward?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, September 2nd, to see if you’ve won.
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  1. 1
    Jennifer says:

    I think the concept of paying it forward is more about having a mindset than about doing a certain action at a certain time. I would rather not keep track of good deeds and instead work to incorporate kindness towards others into every day.

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    Trisha says:

    I try to pay it forward in little ways as much as I can, doing things like pulling the giant branch off of the bike path instead of going around it, or letting someone with only a couple of items go ahead of me in line. During the last big storms when my road flooded out my partner, roommate and I hung out at the corner for a while and pushed cars that got stuck out of the standing water on the road.

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    i try to do so every day, even if it’s just letting someone in front of me in line or holding the door for someone. yesterday i did both. 🙂

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    heather f says:

    sometimes it’s just showing grace to someone and not calling them out when they flubbed up

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    rachel says:

    Little acts, like being kind to a sales clerk, goes a long way. I tried to do that yesterday.

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    Kate B says:

    I’ve recently started working as a freelance graphic designer and in trying to find clients, I keep running across non-profit organizations who need a hand but don’t have the funds to pay a designer. Even though I’d love to fill my roster with lovely paying clients, I have picked up a few of these jobs because they’re groups that I believe in.

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    Nicole Balogh says:

    Last week, I had a patron at our library that was on his way to a job interview and needed to print a copy of his resume, but he had no money on him. I gave him the money to print his resume and get on his way to his interview in time.

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    Heidi says:

    When I made dinner for a new mom.

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    sam says:

    At the drive thru – paid for lunch for the Mom and kids behind me : )  

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    Susan F says:

    I learned from example- my mom always let the person in front of us in line at grocery store when they had just a few items because we always had a huge filled basket – such a little thing costing me just a little time makes someone smile – I do ask them to be sure to do the same for someone else 🙂

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    Rachel S says:

    I’ve worked in the nonprofit industry for the past six years; it’s great waking up everyday knowing that I’m doing a small part to make the world a better place.  I also pay it forward by practicing kindness toward others; something that I wish there was more of in Los Angeles!

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    ren says:

    i just donated some art to a show because they were in support of an organization that my aunt worked for tirelessly. i felt that it would honor her memory and hopefully help someone who needs it.

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    Lauren P says:

    This afternoon, I was walking back to work when a man stopped me and started explaining that he messed up both of his knees in the Iraq war. I asked him what help he needed and he asked for some change. I don’t carry cash, but I asked him if he had sought help at the local VA. He said he had and they set him up with housing but he still struggles to buy food. I talked with him about how to connect with other institutions and directed him to resources in the area (I’m getting a master’s degree in social work at the local university so I had a good deal of information). I wished him luck and he thanked me and gave me a hug. My dad is a Vietnam veteran (also with knee problems) who has been helped through the VA and by other people who cared. I hope I was able to pay it forward in his honor. 

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    Nikki says:

    Last week, at the Taco Bell by LAX (3 hours from home).  A homeless man walked into the store and came right up to me where I was sitting in the corner by myself waiting until it was time to pick up family members from a late night flight. He asked if I would buy him a Nachos Bell Grande.  “I can do that” and the set his jacket down by my stuff and we went up to the cashier.  Asked him if he wanted anything else. “No.” Asked him if he wanted a soda. “Yes”.  Told him to order, and paid the tab.  Afterwards, while driving the circle to pickup my in-laws, I thought of that Bible verse, about “entertaining angels unaware”.  I am thankful for every time somebody fed me when I was hungry, and I always feed whoever is in need of a meal, either out like that, or feeding a worker at home on our farm lunch at the table with the family.  It is a blessing to be able to share, and I am thankful to have something for others.

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    ELIZA ELLIOT says:

    I love to give people gifts out of the blue and even anonymous… the joy is truly in giving

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    Lynda Del says:

    When I tidied up my father’s car last weekend.

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    Elizabeth says:

    Today my 4 year old got her tonsils out.  It was terribly frightening for me, but at the same time, it was a beautiful experience.  I love being in hospitals or airports or “difficult” situations because they are so raw and real.  It feels like you can really connect with people and being kind truly can make a difference.   So today there was another family with their little one having surgery, but they didn’t speak English.  We kept looking at each other and cheering for each other as we went through the steps – walking by each other in pre-op and the waiting room and the recovery room.  It was beautiful.  We were a support team and we all knew it.  We were in it together.  What a gift.  So I wouldn’t call it “paying it forward” as much as I would call it “being present.”  And, in truth, I feel like giving hardly ever is a suffering – you get as much as you put in.  This was like that.  We were ALL giving to each other and we all felt it.  We just all happened to be open to it.  Glorious.

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    Brittany K says:

    may seem small, but a simple smile to someone having a bad day can lift even the lowest of spirits. 

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    Wehaf says:

    I donated food just yesterday to a local shelter.  I’m not sure that’s “paying it forward”, exactly, but I think it’s in the same vein.

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    Maddie says:

    Offering to drive my roommate to the airport to pick up his brother so neither would have to take a cab.  

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    sparrow says:

    Honestly, I have been a drain on society lately. I’m pregnant and perpetually exhausted. It’s like I’ve been overtaken by an alien life force. It turns out that making kidneys takes an awful lot of energy. Despite my lack of giddy-up and presence in my community, I manage small acts of kindness in my domestic sphere, like putting my son back to bed when he wakes up from a nightmare and doing the dishes for my mom. Still, I wish I could do more. 

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    Regan says:

    I suppose the last time I paid it forward was when I gave the lady in front of me in line at the dollar store some money to help pay for her child’s school supplies. It was less just a couple of dollars (she hadn’t planned on sales tax), but I felt good knowing I helped someone in need.

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    cindy says:

    I try to continually pay it forward by passing along all of the kid and baby stuff that we are done with. What I like most is that it allows me to introduce the concept to my kids. It warms my heart when I hear them say “sharing is caring” 🙂

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    Jenni says:

    This afternoon on my flight when I gave up my window seat so a family could sit together. 🙂

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    Charlotte D. says:

    Yesterday, I was stuck in traffic and not able to make a right. A car was kind enough to let me out after waiting forever. Shortly thereafter, I let a car out. It felt great.

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    Pumpernickel says:

    This morning my neighbors indoor cat escaped unnoticed and I caught it for her and brought it home. My neighbor is a widow in her late 80s so losing the cat would have been devastating.

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    Vanessa Maglio says:

    I spent two years as an AmeriCore Volunteer and there were two instances I will never forget. I don’t know if it classifies as paying it forward but here it goes. His name was Lee. He was in first grade and was already labeled as “troubled.” He had so much emotional stress he would poo his pants and wouldn’t realize it even when it came out his pant leg. He was all mine. I loved this kid. I would clean him up and in hopes to make him feel less embarrassed about it, I told him it happened to me all the time and not to worry about it. I blew his mind..haha.  I was unwavering in my affection for this kid. He cussed me out countless times but I always said the same thing “well that is ok to feel that way but I still love you”. Most times he would think about it for a while and end up in tears hugging me saying he was sorry. I still keep tabs on him.
    Another one was a girl in the 5th grade. I only said hi to her in the hallways. I found out she was taken away from her family because of abuse. So I drew her a picture and had the counselor give it to her. I didn’t think much of the drawing myself or that it would mean anything to her. Apparently it was huge. She cried and was so grateful. We kept in contact through her transition and apparently I made a bigger impact that I could have anticipated. The impact I had on these kids I can’t say, but what they gave me outweighed anything I could have given them.

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    Jasanna says:

    It’s been a little while since it’s been so obvious. I do it in smaller ways like being there for my aunt as my uncle passed away this week.

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    Heather P says:

    I try to pay it forward in my daily interactions. Smiling and opening doors for others. My sweet mother in law has set a wonderful example for me. She gave hubs and I a chest when we first got married…a wonderful staple piece to share together.  I have since given chests to both my sister in law and brother to share with their spouses.

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    Jan Stanfill says:

    At one point when our children were at home,my husband lost his job and our daughte’s violin teacher gave us lessons for free until we were employed again. Because of this kindness to us, it has been easy for me to do that for other families in similar circumstances. I currently have two students I teach for free.

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    Pumpernickel says:

    A lady in the grocery store forgot her drivers license at the counter and I ran it out to her in the parking lot (babies in tow). Feels nice to do something nice. 🙂

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    Tiffany says:

    I just love paying it forward. They really make small moments in life shine bringing to a normal day a happy and memorable moment. My last “gift” was to my friend who’s daughter just celebrated her first year! I made decorations out of things I had around the house so that her mom wouldn’t have to stress over it.

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    Cindy A. says:

    My most recent good deed is now… if I am the winner of this giveaway I would like to send my prize to Vanessa Maglio (comment #27). I was also abused as a child, so I know how much her kindness and attention meant to those she helped.

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    Aleta says:

    Last week I took some groceries over to a neighbor who is a single parent with two small kids. It was so fun shopping for them (chicken nuggets! cheese sticks!) that I want to do it again asap! I experience more joy when I’m serving others than when I’m serving myself, which is a good thing to remember. 🙂

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    Sharon says:

    I paid it forward today by ironing for a friend and bringing them to a job interview. I try daily.

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    Charlene says:

    When I offered to pick my friend up at the airport even though I really didn’t want to

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    Jocelyn says:

    Was just stepping into the shower when I spotted a spider that would’ve been washed away by the water. So naked & all, I caught it and took it outside.