WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!

Kaleena Deann & Meghan McGrady Curtis

A big thank you to everyone that participated in helping 31Bits spread the word this weekend about what they are doing. KEEP IT GOIN!!

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WHY I LOVE 31 BITS
The 31 bits girls, their goals, their passion, and creativity have inspired me more than I have been inspired in a LONG TIME!!! The photoshoot (here & here) I did with them really changed me. Its funny how a photoshoot can do that. But it wasn’t actually photoshoot… It was the time I spent with them. I got the chance to hang out with them for the day, ask questions, and listen to their hopes and dreams for this company. AND YOU GUYS, IT’S SERIOUSLY AMAZING!! Their hearts are HUGE and full of fresh inspiration. They are just 5 normal girls that are on this journey… figuring this whole thing out… and stepping forward with faith. And the most amazing and inspiring part is that they are WILDLY SUCCEEDING. At the end of the day I was seriously ready to quit my design job and join the 31 Bits team… doing ANYTHING! Seriously!! I LOVE what I do and that is not something I take lightly. But their dreams are far beyond what my little brain can grasp. And it’s so encouraging.

Each piece of the 31 bits jewelry is handmade by one of 63 women in Uganda, using 100% recycled paper and other local materials. 31 Bits is committed to working with each woman until she has graduated from their program and attained a sustainable means of income within her own community!

A DIFFERENT KIND OF GIVE-AWAY
I thought I would run this contest a little bit differently than previous ones I’ve hosted on my blog. So often these kind of giveaways become about winning or getting. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but, I think because 31Bits is doing such amazing things in the world we should make it what it’s worth.

The true product in entering this giveaway is that YOU would give something away too. The best thing you could give is your voice, specifically online. Whether you have 3 followers or 30,000, raising awareness about 31Bits within your own community via twitter or Facebook is the biggest gift you could give to them and to these women in Uganda. GIVING=WINNING.

When you actually purchase the product it is giving life to their business and to these Ugandan women. If you purchase you are giving and I’m asking you to purchase! PURCHASING = WINNING.

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVE-AWAY
So the way you enter this contest is by giving or purchasing. A total of 2 Shiloh necklaces ($44 each) will be given away at random in separate categories on Wednesday, June 15th. Don’t worry about including my name in any of this. This is about getting THEIR name out there and spreading the word about the amazing company.

1 // GIVING: (1 Shiloh necklace will be given away for “giving”)
Enter by giving your voice to this amazing cause. Tweet or Facebook the following phrase, then comment here telling me you did it. Make sure to “tag” 31 bits in the post so it links to them.
“You MUST know about @31bits, a company using fashion to empower women to rise above poverty. Enter to win: http://bit.ly/ik8lNF”

2 // PURCHASING: (1 Shiloh necklace will be given away for “purchasing”)
Enter by purchasing to support this amazing cause. Go to 31bits.com and make a purchase. Then, simply comment here with: “I purchased a 31 bits today”.

THANK YOU FOR PARTNERING WITH ME TO HELP 31BITS RISE ABOVE AND CHANGE THE WORLD.

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  1. Annie

    Tweeted :) Wish I could have purchased something – one day I will. I’m also checking out their internships and house parties. Don’t know how much I can do from Australia, but I’d love to visit them in Uganda! :)

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  2. Christy

    Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/cmvillegas/status/79045243235864576

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  3. Meg

    tweeted! I love 31bits. It’s really such a great concept/cause and of course I love the necklaces!

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  4. Haley Sheffield

    I actually DISCOVERED 31BITS when Trever Hoehne posted your {fabulous} photo session with them. Beautiful work, beautiful cause! I will actually be wearing the necklace I purchased (http://www.31bits.com/Necklaces/Cris/prod_213.html) in an upcoming portrait session and I can wait!

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/khaleysheffield

    Thanks for being such an inspiration, Promise. ♥

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  5. Chelsea

    I facebook’ed it!!! YAY FOR 31 Bits! Such an awesome cause!!!!!
    :D

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  6. Lex Valishvili

    Just facebook-ed! :)

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  7. Erika

    Tweeted and Facebooked it!
    I cannot get over how empowering this ministry is to me, and how crazily it’s grown. Whoop, whoop!

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  8. nicole

    I tweeted. hoping to save enough money to buy one of their pieces. such amazing jewelry and an even greater cause!!!!

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  9. Lindsi Luffman

    I tweeted! @LindsiRianPhoto. I’d love to buy something, but can’t afford it right now. I’m constantly telling people about 31 Bits though!!

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  10. Stephanie Barnes

    I purchased a 31bits and Im hosting a house party!

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  11. Ashley

    Just posted to Facebook and Twitter! Thank you Promise for being such a go-getter! It’s because of you that I know of such a wonderful company like 31 Bits! Can’t wait to meet you at the Pass Premier Tour in Indianapolis!

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  12. Stephanie Barnes

    I tweeted …..@stephaniebarne

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  13. Denise DeCarbo

    I just purchased the AWESOME ARUBA bracelet from 31 bits!! It’s gonna rock my style even more!! Thank you Promise Tangeman for helping the world!! You make me smile!! :)

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  14. Kristen Schueler

    tweeted! thanks for sharing this – great products & company!

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  15. Blair Van Bussel

    What an amazing company, and a super sweet giveaway! :)
    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/BlairVB/status/79234841278812160

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  16. shaina

    I tweeted!! :D

    http://twitter.com/#!/shadylane14/status/79235273883521024

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  17. Brian

    Tweeted & Facebooked! Thanks for helping support an awesome cause, Promise!

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  18. Stephanie

    Facebooked and Pinned the necklace on Pinterest with their web site!! I loveeee 31bits!!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/38013983/

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  19. Whitney Nicoson

    Linked via my facebook status (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1358490083)…so cute AND a great idea to support! Can’t wait to sport my new Seaweave bracelet- gorgeous! Promise- how fabulous of you to use your voice to spread the word!

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  20. Chelsi

    Facebooked! Looking forward to purchasing in the near future-thanks for being so great Promise :)

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  21. shaina

    i posted on facebook too! :D http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705275108
    thanks so much Promise! :D

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  22. Alex Jacobson

    I just facebooked about them. I love my necklace from the Haven line, a birthday gift from a friend!
    :)

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  23. Josie

    I Facebooked and tweeted!
    @josieannegreen

    I purchased a bracelet during the school year and wear it everyday. I love that these girls are living their dream and sharing their passions.

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  24. Stefanie Sidler

    I tweeted. I love 31 Bits and hope to own a piece of their jewelry soon. I’ve given their bracelets as gifts many times and they’re always loved.

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  25. Kathleen Frank

    tweeted! love this giveaway, love the message behind the giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/#!/imKathleenFrank/status/79239159323168768

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  26. Crystal Rain

    Tweeted! Love everything 31Bits stands for!

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  27. Alex Jacobson

    I just purchased the Dawn necklace from The Haven line!
    I love the gold accent beads.

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  28. Rachel Nickel

    boom baby! done and done.

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  29. erika

    tweeted & facebooked.

    i was actually just looking at their website again last night – i’m on a tight budget at the moment, but i’ve had them bookmarked for when i’m able to spend a bit on something extra:)

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  30. Alex Jacobson

    I just gave by purchasing!
    Such an incredible ministry.

    I selected the Dawn necklace from The Haven line.
    Can’t wait for it to arrive so I can wear and share….

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  31. Meaghan

    I facebooked (my personal and business account), tweeted, and posted it to my instagram. I love 31bits, and plan to buy from them very soon! :)

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  32. Tiffany

    Facebooked.

    And am purchasing 3 bracelets for bridesmaid gifts.

    You are inspiring. Thank You!

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  33. Stephany

    I love their jewlery! very good quality! and an AWESOME cause :)
    …tweeted (@stephyperea) and facebooked :D

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  34. Kristin G.

    Facebooked!!! Love 31Bits and other organizations like them. Purse of Hope, Krochet Kids, iSanctuary… and the list goes on… :-)

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  35. Crystal Rain

    Tweeted! Love everything 31Bits stands for! Love giving them as gifts too :)

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  36. Angie

    I tweeted..love, love this company–so much redemptive about all they do. I have a bracelet I gift for myself…but would love more. I love it when people comment on the bracelet and I get to tell them about 31 bits!

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  37. Sia Alexis Bevis

    Tweeted and blogged it! :) http://sialexis.blogspot.com/2011/06/using-fashion-and-design-to-empower.html

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  38. Renee Soriano

    Hi! Love this!
    Shared on twitter (naycover2cover) and on FB

    …and by the way, I posted about 31 Bits on Monday, June 6th (!) what a coincidence:) (http://covertocoverandbetween.blogspot.com/2011/06/31-bits-talented-women.html)

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  39. Jacky Figueroa

    Hi. I tweeted #31bits. I love it.

    Jacky_Fig

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  40. Jillian

    tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/myRemedydesign/status/79279158257127424
    really hoping to buy a jewelry piece asap. they’re jewelry is beautiful, as is their cause. We need to see more of this in the world. Incredibly inspiring.

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  41. Patti

    I purchased!! I got the peach heritage mid length!

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  42. Lydia

    I don’t usually enter contests that have my retweet things, but I believe in and support this company! It keeps getting delayed, but I’m hosting a party for them at my home. Just need to get on it and set a date!

    Reply
  43. Courtney

    Facebooked for sure!

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  44. Molly Hauge

    Facebooked! Hooootie HOOOO, I love 31Bits!!! Good Karma!!!

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  45. Haley lamb

    I purchased a 31 bits today….for an upcoming birthday!! Love this company & this give-away!! :)

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  46. Melissa

    Facebooked it. I’m a marketing major, and I’m considering 31Bits for an internship in the future. Very cool organization!

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  47. Melissa Pattee

    :) I posted it in my twitter and facebook!

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  48. Mindy Shamp

    I posted it on facebook! Love 31 bits!

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  49. Rebecca

    Purchased, had a party, blogged about it all! Love 31bits!

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  50. Laurie Cosgrove

    I purchase a 31 bits and am so excited for this organization to be blessed. I’m spreading the word with a tweet, facebook, and a blog today. Thanks for doing this giveaway! It’s awesome.

    Reply
  51. Leah Gohring

    Put the link up on Facebook – what an inspiring cause and beautiful jewelry! I bought bracelets as gifts for my bridesmaids, I know my girls will love that the profits help others :)

    Reply
  52. Rebekah Smith

    Tweet, tweet!
    What an AMAZING company! LOVE them!

    Reply
  53. Dina

    posted on facebook and filling out their house party form! can’t wait!!

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  54. Heather

    Tweeted! LOVE 31 bits!

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  55. Ashlee

    I tweeted! Wish I was able to purchase. @ashleelovelee

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  56. Lindsay

    tweeted.
    such a great idea!

    Reply
  57. Eva

    Tweet Tweet! I tweeted! Loving 31 bits.

    Reply
  58. Alison Hector

    Just tweeted!

    Reply
  59. Raquel

    I tweeted. http://Www.twitter.com/rodriguezraquel

    Thanks for this opportunity.

    Reply
  60. officialcrystallewis

    tweeted/facebooked/blogged
    love it!
    @thecrystallewis

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  61. Ashley

    I have worked with 31Bits with my non-profit. They are an amazing company, and I love helping to spread the word about them. I tweeted the above message. Great giveaway idea … love the emphasis on giving, not just receiving.

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  62. Sabrina

    Just Tweeted! And I SO wish I could purchase right now. Love the 31 Bits webite and how theorems long the women of Uganda!

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  63. Karen Barnes

    I tweeted. I love this organization also! Considering doing a house party for my birthday in August!

    Reply
  64. Alesia Mcdaniels

    I just Facebook-ed it!

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  65. Ashley Norris

    I tweeted! I have already bought two necklaces from 31 bits before. . one for me, and one for my mom. We love ours! I have already blogged about 31 bits a couple of weeks ago on my tumblr (ashley-graham.tumblr.com), they are so inspirational. I am purchasing another necklace as I type this :) Wonderful giveaway Promise!

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  66. Christine Elizabeth

    Tweeted :) And off to check out the site again :)

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  67. jessica monnich

    What a great idea!! Kallie Dove, one of the founders and biz owners is my sweet cousin!! You have inspired me to do something similar I have a bunch of their first run left over. :) I think ill do half of and all if it goes to Uganda. If anyone who doesn’t win is interested let me know :) they are in great condition it is lust my photography business is taking off so I don’t have time to sell around town. So I’m waiving my commission to help get money to these awesome ladies. Oh and I’m photographing kallie’s wedding so keep an eye out for that :)

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  68. jessica monnich

    Tying on my phone, her name is kallie dovel lol, Predictive text sucks!!

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  69. Krista

    Posted on Facebook!

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  70. Alaina

    I Facebooked it! Love this company!

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  71. Meghan McGrady Curtis

    Just Facebooked! Why can’t it be pay day already? I love everything they’re selling and want to shop now!!

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  72. Meghan McGrady Curtis

    I just couldn’t wait…I purchased a 31 bits today…can’t wait to get my Jubilee necklace in the mail! <3

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  73. Jeanne

    Facebooked it! I love 31 bits! http://www.facebook.com/31bits?sk=wall#!/jeanne.mitchum

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  74. Kristen W.

    I tweeted! I love this company! I will share wherever I can!

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  75. Tristan

    I bought a 31 bits necklace today to give to someone special. :)

    I’m also going to post on FB.

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  76. Julie Story

    I purchased a few days ago. Two lovely gifts!

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  77. Hannah A.

    I tweeted it and I love what this company is doing! It’s awesome!

    Reply
  78. Alyssa

    I posted on Facebook!
    31 Bits is so dear to my heart! Their mission now is what I hope and plan to continue in the future! Thank you for supporting them and leading me to them!

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  79. Josie Kay

    TWEET’N IT UP! What an awesome cause…fashion with a purpose…LOVE IT!

    Reply
  80. Stephanie Chu

    I just posted on Facebook!
    I hope this post will bring about awareness to this amazing organization!

    Reply
  81. Justine Ray

    Tweeted! Love you and love 31 bits… Amaze!

    Reply
  82. Jaime Dunham

    Facebook’d! Love 31bits!!

    Reply
  83. Megan

    Facebooked 31 bits of joy!

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  84. Vanessa

    I shared the love on facebook AND twitter! love what these girls are doing! Gorgeous jewelery too!

    Reply
  85. jenn

    This is so amazing! What a great organization! I tweeted :)

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  86. jenn

    Whohoo! I just purchased a necklace and a bracelet. I can’t wait to get them and proudly wear something that is helping other women across the globe. thanks for sharing this. thank you for your passion for others who are helping make a positive impact on this world!!

    Reply
  87. Ruthie

    Tweeted and facebooked! :) I’m so excited to spread the word about this!!

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  88. Erika

    I absolutely love 31Bits ! What do i have to do to host a house party with 31Bits?

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  89. ankerah05

    Just purchased several necklaces as gifts. Thank you for sharing the information – what a great organization and beautiful jewelry!

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  90. ana luisa

    WOW! amazing what these girls are doing! do you know who takes their pics???

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  91. Christy

    This is excellent! I bought a similar necklace from a girl I know in Georgia who bought oodles of them from the same ladies in Uganda and was selling them to raise money to send herself back to Uganda for several months as a long mission. Exciting to see you are supporting the same Ugandan women!

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  92. ana luisa

    Thanks!

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