Family Shelter Receives Generous Donation
Tena Miller of San Angelo, is helping local victims of domestic violence feel supported and cared for with a donation of 100 personal hygiene kits to NewBridge Family Shelter in San Angelo.
Miller is a senior director with Thirty-One Gifts, one of the world’s largest direct sales organizations, who has a philanthropic outreach called Thirty-One Gives.
She participated in a summer sales incentive for Thirty-One’s 100,000+ independent sales consultants throughout the U.S. As one of the winning consultants who achieved sales goals during two six-week periods, she was among 10 women whose names were drawn for special rewards.
One of those rewards was that a domestic violence shelter in her community would receive a donation of 100 Hope Kits in her name. The donation is being made in support of Thirty-One’s Standing Strong for Her campaign in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Thirty-One is donating 1,000 Hope Kits to shelters nationwide this month.
The 100 Hope Kits Thirty-One has shipped to the shelter comprise a Thirty-One travel bag embroidered with the word “Hope” and filled with essential hygiene supplies for women such as a toothbrush, shampoo, hairbrush, soap and a personalized note of encouragement written by a Thirty-One Gifts sales consultant.
Thirty-One, in partnership with World Vision, has assembled and shipped thousands of Hope Kits to women’s shelters in the past year.
NewBridge Family Shelter was selected by the National Network to End Domestic Violence, with whom Thirty-One worked to identify a local shelter in their network to receive the donation.
The NewBridge Family Shelter has been providing emergency shelter, services, and guidance to victims of domestic violence and their families for over 30 years. The shelter focuses on improving the lives of victims of family violence through education and support.
Services to residents and non-residents include housing/emergency shelter, safety planning, legal advocacy, supported counseling, empowerment groups, and information and referral. There also is an educational outreach program to teach those in the community and schools about dating violence, bullying, internet safety, sexual harassment, and services provided by the shelter.
Miller has been an independent sales consultant with Thirty-One Gifts since 2009, offering home organization products, purses, totes, wallets, artisan jewelry and more at home parties. Part of the attraction of running her own direct sales business is the ability to give back through Thirty-One Gives. Since forming Thirty-One Gives in 2012, the company has donated more than $80 million in product and cash to support girls, women and families.
“I have been blessed by many things in which the company has enabled me to participate,” said Miller. “I’ve been able to give back on many occasions, including donating Thirty-One products to a house for foster children here in town. I feel very strongly that these are very important causes to support. As a result of this donation, I now will be volunteering at the shelter as well. I feel very blessed to be a part of a company that is so devoted to the heart and souls of women and girls!”
As part of her prize for winning the sales contest, Miller also visited Thirty-One’s headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, where she got to tour, meet company officials and go on a free shopping spree in their warehouse.
To access services of NewBridge, call the family violence hotline at (325) 655-5774 or 1-800-749-8631. For more information, call (325) 658-8631.