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Guys. Today’s blog post is HUGE.

Friends, I’ll never take for granted the reach I have with my blog, and how many lovelies I have that read my words.  In just a little over two short years, I’ve gained over 70,000 followers across all of my social media platforms. WOW!  Because I love y’all, I wanted to include you in a cause very dear to my heart. I want to give back. And I want us to do it together.

Most of you know that I’m currently working towards my Master’s degree in school counseling. Particularly, I have a passion working with adolescents. My passion lies within this age because I recall what it was like to be a teenager myself, and remember how difficult and trying those days could be at times. With my passion for counseling young adults and my passion for fashion, I decided to join my two passions together for my first big philanthropic cause with Inspiration Indulgence.

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I NEED YOUR HELP

I’m SO SO SO SOOOOOOO excited to announce that my friend Kym, a pharmacy grad student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and I have joined forces to organize a holiday clothing donation drive for young women in need, and I could not be more excited to share this cause with you. We have collaborated with the House of Hope, a shelter in Green Bay, Wisconsin that serves 18-24 year old homeless, pregnant, and parenting women (and their children.)

With your help, we’d love for you to join in our donation drive to donate gently used or new fashionable items to these young moms.

Meet Kymmie!

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WHY WE NEED YOU

Let’s face it, the holidays, and even after the holidays, are a rough time for us all. Now imagine if you didn’t have all of the support you needed. We take for granted the little things in life; the times when we can nonchalantly go on a shopping spree with our BFF. The times when we can buy that coat we’ve had our eye on for MONTHS. Our goal is to not just provide young moms with clothing items, but to instill their confidence by helping them to dress fashionable and trendy. Thus, we are looking for you to donate only fashionable, gently used or new items of fall/winter clothing to these women in need.

Here is what we are looking for you to send:
-Trendy, gently used fall and winter seasonal clothing items for young women (ages 18-24)
OR
-Brand new items that you’re willing to purchase and send.

These include:
-Jackets
-Boots
-Shoes
-Long sleeve shirts
-Dresses
-Scarves, hats, jewelry, other accessories, etc.

Here is what we are NOT looking for you to send:
-Old sweatpants and sweatshirts
-Used undergarment
-Clothes with rips and/or stains.
-Anything you basically would be embarrassed to wear!!

Because this is a fashion blog, my goal is to not just collect “junky” things to donate, but awesome, trendy things that our young women will be excited and proud to wear. Many of these young ladies take pride in their appearance, and we want them to take pride in how clothing makes them feel more confident!

We made room in our closest for these new outfits by donating our old clothes as well!

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OUR GOAL

Our goal is to donate at least 500 separate items of clothing, which we believe is TOTALLY manageable…WITH YOUR HELP!!  So please…tell your friends! Tell your families! Tell your local boutique owners! Tell your best friend’s cousin’s boyfriend’s little sister! Tell EVERYONE!! We really want to make a difference this season, and I really want my first philanthropy project with Inspiration Indulgence to be a success.

HOW YOU CAN DONATE

For those of you who live in Green Bay, you can drop your items off at the House of Hope (address listed below). In addition, we have drop off boxes located at Bay Park Square Mall in the mall management office, and Apricot Lane Boutique.

For those who do NOT live near to Green Bay, WI, please send your items of clothing to

House of Hope Green Bay, Inc.
1660 Christiana Street
Green Bay, WI  54303


For those who DO live near Green Bay, you can drop off your items at the address listed above, or send, if you wish.

****IMPORTANT!!!! Please add a note with the written phrase #InspirationIndulgence so we can track the orders from my readers! Any person who:

1.) Sends an item of clothing OR
2.) Shares a selfie on social media wearing trendy clothing that you will donate tagging #InspirationIndulgence will receive a personal thank you note from me!***

We will be taking donations until January 31st.

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Please friends, I urge you to help out with this cause! So often we think or say we are going to do generous things for others, but the ACTION never happens. So this time let’s MAKE IT HAPPEN! Get off your booties, grab 1-2 pieces of clothing from your fashionable wardrobes, package them up for mail (don’t forget the little note saying your heard about this on Inspiration Indulgence), and send them off!! I guarantee you will be making a difference for these young women AND besides, you need to make room for some of the new items you may have received for Christmas yourself anyways! 😉  Let’s put our trendy selves and our heart of gold to good use. I believe the Inspiration Indulgence community is SO capable and worthy of making a difference!! I already went through my closet. Now it’s your turn!! XOXO

Xoxo,

(& Kym!)

  • Chels this is amazing! This is a perfect way to start the New year! You ladies really know how to inspire and help others too. I’m so sure this is going to be a success. Thanks for doing this doll. xx

    http://www.prettyweirdbombshell.com/new-year-still-me/

    • Thanks so much for your love and support, Kandja!

  • Belle Bermudez-Tubel

    This is such a great cause! Way to go ladies!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  • Melissa Dow

    This is such an amazing idea! I just donated a bunch of clothes to our local church.

    • So cool, what a worthy cause!

  • Mar

    Wow, this is such an amazing idea! If I lived closer, or in the same country, I would definitely be on board to help. I’m thinking of doing something similar next year with children’s clothes. I had some old baby winter jackets that were give to us that my daughter doesn’t fit into. Instead of packing them away for baby #2, I wanted to give them to someone who could use them right now. I scoured the internet but couldn’t find anyone or any place that would accept them! Thank you for the inspiration :)

    • Too bad you weren’t in the states! Appreciate your thoughtful comment!

  • Wow this is such a great idea! I’m moving soon and recently got rid of some clothes, but I already gave them away. Dang! But I’ll keep my eyes out and if I know anyone donating, I’ll send them your way!

    • Thanks so much for your support, Taylor!

  • Candy Kage

    Talk about giving back. What a great cause and this is awesome how you and your friends are making this happen.

    • Thanks, I hope it’s successful!

  • What an AWESOME cause girlfriend!! Cheers to you for doing all of this. I wish we lived closer (I mean, I always wish that) cos I’d love to participate!!!

    Coming Up Roses

    • You can still send items! The address is on the post!

  • I love this!!! How amazing for you and your friend to get together to do this!!! I clean my closet out every few months and donate to the local church. I may have some other items I can get rid of to send over to these women. Again this is so amazing!!!! You are amazing for doing this!

    • I hope it’s successful. It would be amazing if you could donate!

  • Great post, kudos to you!!! Great read xx

  • Sophia

    Congrats on all your followers. I have a masters in counseling too, such a rewarding experience.

    • Oh wow, that is amazing! Love that we are so similar!

  • This is such an amazing thing to do! Love this.

    XO

    Lee Anne

    http://www.lifebylee.com

  • Ruthie Ridley

    Congrats on the followers!!! What a great cause and this is awesome how you and your friends are making this come to life!!!

  • Congrats on your followers. Also what an awesome cause you are doing Kudo. xx

  • This is such a sweet idea! I wish I had some things to donate but I did a big drop off to a local shelter before the holidays. Best of luck!!

  • kaleesoreyfitnesscom

    This is such a great, unique idea! I love the idea of donating to someone like I was just a few years ago. Such a great way to use your following for good! :)

    • I’m trying! haha thanks lady!

  • What an amazing idea! I just donated a bunch of my clothes. I’ll have to go through to see if there’s anything else I can send!

  • Kelsie Kleinmeyer

    This is so awesome and such a great cause! I just donated a bunch of my clothes to make room for maternity, but will look back through to see if I have anything else!

  • This is such a wonderful cause and way to use your amazing blog to help get the word out. We recently moved and I purged a lot, but I will definitely take another look and send things your way if at all possible! xoxo

    • That would mean the world to me, Angie!

  • Such an awesome and important cause! I was planning on cleaning out my closets this week, but was starting to talk myself out of it… now I will definitely do it and see if I ave anything worthy (I am still hoarding those Hollister t’s from the early 00s!)

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

    • That would be AMAZING!!! Thank you!

  • Jessica Bradshaw

    I love this!! What a great idea!! I tweeted to share and will look through to see what I have. :)

    • Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Patricia Conte

    Love your looks here but, more importantly, I love what you and your friend are doing! What a great inspiration!

    • Thanks so much for your support!

  • Courtney Patterson

    This is amazing. I am going to go through my closets this weekend to help donate. Such an inspiration!!

    • That would mean the world to me if you could donate, Courtney! Thank you so much!

  • Trish

    This is a great idea! I hope you get donations that really help change lives. I applaud you and your friend for what you are doing!

    • Thanks Trish! I hope it’s a success.

  • This is such a cool thing you’re doing! I’ll definitely share this post and look through my closet to see what I have to send in. :)

    • I appreciate you sharing and contributing! Thank you so much!

  • This is so awesome, Chelsea! It’s so great that you’re using your influence to make a difference and I really hope it’s successful!

    • I hope it is too! Thank you so much for sharing the post on Facebook, I appreciate it!

  • I have seen people complaining about having nothing to wear when actually there are gazillion of dresses piled up in their wardrobe!! This post is such an eye opener. I will definitely have a talk with them about this donation. 😀 After all why trash something which can be of use to others? :)

    http://beforbeauty.com/

    • THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! It would mean the world to me if you could donate!