Amber and I have been co-hosting on INsight every Wednesday for just over two months. We’re enjoying the opportunity to do something out of our norm, while allowing us an outlet to share information about the organizations and causes near to our hearts. An area of taping we weren’t enjoying…planning and prepping for three outfits at a time because we tape three episodes once every three weeks.
How does dressing for the show relate to this blog? Well, here’s where it gets exciting! We were introduced to a wonderful local woman who is a representative for CAbi Clothing. Nancy works with us to select and prep our outfits, which takes away the stress for us. The best part…CAbi is a perfect fit for our belief of being contagious!
The Heart of CAbi Foundation has a mission of empowering disenfranchised women with a greater opportunity through the gifts of our clothing, financial support, our volunteer efforts, all given in the spirit of God’s love. Over 25 million dollars in CAbi clothing and hundreds of thousands of dollars have been donated to domestic and international nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to impacting women in need. More than 1.4 million pieces of clothing have been donated to women in need.
Nancy told Amber and I of traveling with other CAbi reps down to tornado hit Joplin, Missouri and working with women and their daughters who were able to come in and select garments as they begin to rebuild their physical life. She also said that the Heart of CAbi Foundation isn’t just focused on domestic issues, but also on international and seeing women become financially successful and able to meet their families’ basic needs of food, shelter, and education. This is done through the Make a Change program, which funds microloans for women living in poverty.
This time of year is especially important to CAbi. It’s their “buy one, give one” promotion. In 2010, they donated 100 pallets of clothes to women around the world from this promotion alone.
If you’re looking at gifts that give back this year, I encourage you to consider adding CAbi to your list.
You can also keep up with them through their blog, CAbi Canary which features stories about giving thanks and giving back. Right now, you can nominate a special woman in your life you think is deserving of a gift from CAbi this holiday season.
*Neither Amber nor I receive any discount, promotion or payment for mentioning CAbi or the Heart of CAbi Foundation. We do not receive payment to wear the clothes on INsight.