Last weekend I attended a heart-warming holiday shopping tour to kick off the first day of The Forum Shops Great Give.
In the spirit of the season, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is celebrating their third annual GREAT GIVE from Dec. 1-12.
During the Great Give retailers partner with a variety of local and national non-profits, the 12-day shopping event benefits a wide variety of charities and causes. Each participating retailer has a designated charity and will either donate a portion of sales from specific items, donate a flat percentage of sales or raise funds directly to benefit their partner charity.
“Many of our retailers and restaurants take great pride in their efforts supporting a number of impactful charitable organizations and programs during this time of year,” said Maureen Crampton, Director of Business Development and Marketing at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. “By partnering with our friends at CLASS and presenting a comprehensive program under the umbrella of the GREAT GIVE, we are able to collectively promote it and encourage visitors to shop and dine at their favorite places while supporting so many worthy causes during these 12 days.”
The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has also designated that all coins from the iconic fountains will be donated to the Simon Youth Foundation – an organization dedicated to helping students graduate.
Myself and 9 other Las Vegas influencers spent the day touring 6 of the The Great Give hot spots and I can’t wait to share with you the GREAT gift ideas we found that also give back!
Anne Fontaine | Anne Fontaine Foundation
The Anne Fontaine Foundation is a non-profit organization, created in 2011 by the fashion designer Anne Fontaine which aims towards raising awareness about environmental issues through eco-friendly art and fashion, having as a primary goal the reforestation and protection of the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest (Mata Atlântica). The Foundation wants to sensitize the public by organising artistic events in different schools and involving sculptors, painters and photographers. The foundation works and supports programs of reforestation implemented by local NGOs. The foundation also sells ecofriendly products designed by Anne Fontaine herself.
All sales from these gorgeous eco-friendly bracelets which are fabricated with natural leather from Europe and treated with a vegetal tanning (mimosa, quebracho and chestnut tree tannins) using an entirely natural process and eco-totes made from recycled plastic bottles bags goes directly to the Anne Fontaine Foundation. For every tote you buy 5 trees are planted and for every bracelet 15 trees are planted!
Donald Pliner | American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until they do, they will be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.
For the Great Give Donald Pliner is offering something pretty amazing. If you donate $20 to The American caner Society you will receive 50% off anything you purchase from the Fall/Winter Collection. Yaas hello to all those cute boots you’ve been dreaming about!
The vibrant sneakers below are a sneak peek at the Spring Collection just to get you in the mood….
Mulberry | Public Education Foundation
At its core, The Public Education Foundation invests in ideas. They investigate and evaluate ways that Nevada’s children can be better educated by creating dynamic initiatives and programs that reimagine and improve public education. They work collaboratively with individuals, other nonprofits, businesses, Clark County School District and local governments to efficiently and effectively marshal their resources. Their initiatives and programs empower teachers and students, reduce bureaucracy, ensure accountability, leverage resources, and deliver results.
For the Great Give Mulberry is donating 15% of all sales between December 1 and 12th to the Public education Foundation!
If you are looking for something to get me… I’m obsessed with Mulberry bags. LOL
Pandora | Opportunity Village
Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization serving adults in the Southern Nevada community with intellectual and related disabilities, to enhance their lives and the lives of the families who love them. Opportunity Village is dedicated to helping people become the very best they can be. Through vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy, arts and social recreation, citizens with severe disabilities are able to find new friends, realize future career paths, seek independence and community integration and unleash creative passions.
For the Great Give Pandora is donating 15% of the sales from all Las Vegas Exclusive Items to Opportunity Village.
This Limited Edition Charm and Ornament set is such a great gift. Pandora partnered with the Radio City Rockettes (what could be more Christmastacular than that) the holiday charm is housed in a gorgeous ornament that she can use for years to come!
Mont Blanc | St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
For the Great Give Mont Blanc has partnered with St. Jude Children’s Hospital in an uber lux raffle with some pretty amazing prizes. You can donate in store or online to be entered in the raffle.
Mont Blanc gifted us these gorgeous personalized notebooks with calligraphy by local calligraphy artist Open Ink Stand.
This is really cool. It is Mont Blanc’s Augmented Paper which takes the traditional art of handwriting into the digital world. Montblanc Augmented Paper allows you to write on traditional paper yet access your handwritten notes via your mobile device as well. Write, sketch or draw on the paper notebook with the StarWalker writing instrument exclusively developed for Augmented Paper, record all writing and sketches with the digitizer enclosed in the leather envelope by pressing one simple button to transmit your notes to your mobile device via Bluetooth. You can add to your design on you device as well!
The Palm | Unshakeable
UNSHAKEABLE was born from a desire to inspire, teach and empower women in recovery from sex trafficking, prostitution, addiction and domestic abuse. With a believe that these women are worthy of our time and talents UNSHAKEABLE created the 12 week I AM Lecture Series and Business Alliance because because they firmly believe that if we don’t change their economics, we don’t change their future. UNSHAKEABLE is a non-profit that partners with organizations that provide rescue, shelter, addiction recovery and counseling for the women. UNSHAKEABLE chooses not to burden other non-profits financially and provides its services at no cost.
When you dine at The Palm at The Forum Shops between December 1 and 12th you can round up your bill to make a contribution to UNSHAKEABLE that will then be MATCHED by The Palm!
Cocktails, great eats and a giving spirit are what the holidays are all about. Plus this is a charity close to my heart so stop in for an artfully mixed cocktail while you are shopping and ROUND UP your check!
The Great Give takes Place December 1-12th at the Forum Shops at Ceasars.