Do You Know Warby Parker?

He is such a cool guy (or maybe 4 guys… but it doesn’t matter!). He is inviting you to “share the gift of vision with someone who can’t see today and give them the opportunity to read, to work and to live a fuller life. And what do you have to do?

Well if you are in Dallas, stop by the Nest on McKinney Avenue and buy a pair of honestly, some of the coolest collection of perscription glasses I’ve seen (bring your perscription from you eye doctor) for $95! For each pair sold Warby Parker will deliver a second pair to someone in need for vision, from around the world by partnering with such organizations as Restoring Vision.org.

Can’t make it to The Nest, no worries… you can shop online at :

http://www.warbyparker.com/

Sound familiar? Have you heard of Blake Mycoskie?

He sold 10,000 pairs of shoes out of his aparment in the first 6 months of his business. Not only that but he also placed 10,000 pairs of shoes, for free, on the feet of people in Argentia who did not have shoes before that!

Do you have a pair of TOMS shoes? They are awesome! Blakes says on his website that the intersection of commerce and giving is a really great business strategy (well I guess?!? 10,000 shoes in the first 6 months sounds pretty good to me!!). This combination is good with your customers, employees and to attract business partners.

Doing good is good for business.

I recently heard one of the youngest, modern entreprenuers speak at a conference: 15 year old Maddie Bradshaw of Snap Caps. When she was 12 she invented a fun necklace for kids that exploded quickly into a multi-million dollar business. Maddie’s beautiful mom stood by her at the podium while Maddie told her story and at the end, both ladies took questions. Mom Bradshaw explained that as soon as the money started pouring in she wanted to set an example for Maddie and her sister and use the Snap Caps success to help as many people as they could! So they did- and hundreds of people are benefiting.

I met Maddie and her mom when I was starting my bamboopink business and really inspired me to do the same. My children are young and they are watching me go back to work. I want them to see that this is not only important for our family, but it is important that we help others!

I looked around and found a fabulous charity that seemed to really fit well with our classic and elegant bamboopink jewelry: the Dress for Success Dallas Chapter. Dress For Success promotes the the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire; a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in their work and home life!

I am not quite sure what my partnership will look like with Dress For Success, but you’ve got to start somewhere, right? I participated in the volunteer training and fell in love with the organization. I can’t wait for my first personal shopper experience.

Tomorrow night we (5 other friends and bamboopink consultants) are partnering with Lure Salon, Where Wear in the City and Dress For Success to celebrate the launch of our new jewelry company bamboopink by JudeFrances. Our emcee, Courntey Edwards of Where Wear in the City, will be giving away a raffle prize every 15 minutes- both styling services from Lure Salon and bamboopink jewelry. Music provided by guitar player, Taylor Davis. We have asked each guest to bring a piece of jewelry appropriate for the women of Dress with Success to wear in their interviews.

Jewelry, hair blow-outs (yes during the party!!), drinks, live music, pink cupcakes AND the chance to help a fabulous local charity! I’d say Lure Salon is the place to be in Dallas on Wednesday night, May 18th!

Lure Salon is located at the corner of Blackburn and Cole. Check out their link on the right side of my site.

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