Giveaway :: beyondBeanie

Thursday, October 30, 2014


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Being a part of the BSP has its perks. Words cannot express how fortunate we feel to be in a position to bring your attention to the brands that are making a name for themselves in the world by doing more than just bringing you exciting products; they are also giving back in a way that inspires. The marriage of commerce and philanthropy is something that creates a world where the greater good is in the details. After all, good deeds beget good deeds.

beyondBeanie, founded by Tito Alvarez and Paty Lucero, is best described in their own words:

beyondBeanie is an up-and-coming social clothing company that makes awesome beanies and accessories.

Every time you make a purchase, you are supporting the work of a talented artisan in Bolivia who proudly hand-signs her work while helping to provide meals, school supplies and school uniforms to children in need.

beyondBeanie is currently supporting a children’s center in Cochabamba and you can shop, assured that your dollars are going directly where they should. In today’s society, that’s quite a bit of knowledge to hold onto. Good deeds, indeed.

beyondBeanie is giving away one White Andina bag to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Thursday, November 6th.
Please visit beyondBeanie and tell us: This question is a favorite of ours here at the BSP: What is the last random act of kindness you witnessed and/or practiced?
Start checking the winner’s box on Tuesday, November 11th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Juliet Farmer says:

    recently, i saw a pair of young men (with a dog) digging in the trash for food. i was out running errands, so i went to the store and bought some nonperishable food and a bag of dog food and went back to where they were and gave it to them. i like to give tangible stuff rather than money, and when i do and they have a dog with them, i always buy a bag of dog food so they don’t have to share the “human” food with their companion. 🙂 

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    Pumpernickel says:

    This morning I looked out the window and my husband had scraped the ice off of at least eight cars in our parking lot. Most of the neighbors in our condo complex are elderly. I <3 him.

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    Holli says:

    My friend purchased an entire conveyor belt of groceries for a single mom.

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    Ellen L. says:

    A little girl was helping her mother at the Mexican grocery store I go to for fruits and veggies. She bagged my purchase and then shyly said how much she liked my fabric flower ring. So I gave it to her. Why not? 

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    Elizabeth says:

    Yesterday I saw a child at my daughter’s school crying because her art project had been destroyed, and quick before a teacher or a parent could solve the problem, another child came over and talked to her.  She reached into her backpack and handed her something and the crying stopped.  To me, it’s a perfect act of random kindness – even though I don’t know exactly what happened.  It’s someone seeing a need and stepping up – even if those someones are only 6.

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    Sharon Siqueiros says:

    I gave a lady I waited on the pair of earrings I was wearing. She loved them so much and I made them, so why not…..it made her day and mine too

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    Charlotte D. says:

    A man giving a woman some gasoline after she ran out of gas traveling out of town.  Small gestures but I am sure the woman was very glad.

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    ginger g. says:

    I love giving to others.  I wasn’t always that way though…or at least according to my mom- I used to be “selfish”.  I didn’t like that title, so over the years I’ve tried to change.  I’ve also found that giving makes my heart happy!  Recently, I won a prize and gave it to my sister.  Money is tight for them now and I know she is very grateful when I help out…even if it’s something small.  

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    Cindy says:

    My local food co-op recently put a box of cookies outside with a sign that said “FREE COOKIES…NO, SERIOUSLY. TAKE ONE!” I just loved that they were sharing cookie happiness in a world that has become so jaded that people would never think anyone would be giving them away. 

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    Jocelyn says:

    We were rushing out of the subway station, and an elderly woman reached out to my friend, muttering a few words in Spanish. Without hesitation, my friend ran back to the turnstile, swiped her metro card for the woman, then left, expecting no thank you.

    In a city like NYC, which trains people to be anonymous, move fast, and disregard strangers’ pleas even faster, my friend reminded me to pause and show kindness.

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    Cathy says:

    I guess the best example I have is that a random car always pauses to let me turn left in the morning traffic. I always say Sir and Ma’am to everyone, no matter who they are; return the store shopping carts, hold doors for people, give compliments, smile and say hello to strangers but I haven’t gone out of my way to do a random act of kindness in a long, long time. I need to get on that!

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    Jenni Schaub says:

    The temperature just changed in KC and I made my yearly trip to the store to stock up on cute tissues and chapstick. I brought the cutest box I had to work and put it on my desk yesterday in case I needed any. Around noon I went to the bathroom and found a co-worker blowing her nose into toilet paper (which as we all know leads to chapped nose misery!) so I took her my box of (aloe) tissues and left them on her desk. Making a bad day a little bit better for someone was all the thanks I needed 🙂

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    Sparrow B says:

    When I was struggling with my infant at church, a man I don’t know very well offered to rock him so I could sit quietly in class. The baby fell asleep in minutes and it was just such a reprieve to have a few moments of quiet contemplation. 

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    Rinny says:

    I think I’m fortunate enough to always witness a random act of kindness (I must surround myself with very kind people!), so I’ll tell my favorite. Years ago, my mother had a kidney transplant and my dad was her donor. That, in and of itself was a HUGE act of kindness from my dad. The transplant was scheduled for 2 days after Christmas, and living in the Northeast, we expected snow. We didn’t expect a full on snowstorm. Most of my family was with me at the hospital all day long or working and couldn’t help shovel our driveway. After a long and exhausting day at the hospital, I got a ride home from my aunt thinking I’d have to shovel out (it was well past 8pm at this point and very dark out). As we pulled up to my driveway, it was completely bare, the sidewalk was bare, and rock salt was put down. An old friend of mine from high school heard what was going on so she and her brother shoveled my parents driveway while we were gone. I was so happy and emotional from the whole day that I just broke down and cried. It was a little thing to do, but it made a very hard day easier.

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    LaTanya says:

    A co-worker brought me breakfast this morning. 

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    betty n says:

    We gave our neighbors an extra canopy for their outdoor patio (the wind pretty much destroyed theirs)

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    Renee A says:

    Well, I really dislike to talk about our good deeds but since I haven’t witnessed any, I will mention one that I witnessed. My husband was pumping gas and a young man was going around asking to do simple things for people’s cars such as pump their gas,clean their windshields,etc in exchange for gas, not money because he was out if gas and trying to get back home with his wife and kids to another city. Nobody was giving him anything so my husband gave him some money and I seriously had tears in my eyes because I fell in love with my husband all over again because I think there’s nothing sexier and more attractive than a man who helps others. It’s really sad because where we live there are a lot of people that take advantage of people’s kindness by acting like they need money for food when they are really using the money for other things not necessary for survival. I’m just glad I get to witness random acts of kindness from the love of my life!