Friday, March 19, 2010

Contest/Giveaway: Lilly Pulitzer Adelson Shift

(Adelson Shift, Spring 2010, Size 4, winner can exchange for another size)

Hi all!

I hope you all are having a great FIRST day of Spring! I, for one, am super excited...considering this has been a LONG winter . I know you have been waiting patiently for this: the first dress giveaway!! Every 2 weeks, Shop for Charity (i.e me) will be buying 1 Lilly Dress that I feel would most interest my readers. Usually I will choose a smaller size, but if you are chosen as the winner, I will do an exchange of any size for you! I will be giving the dress away for readers, who follow a certain set of rules to enter. Like for some environmental charities, I will ask you send me pictures of your recycling bins or a dress you have reused in a different way. Or for a breast cancer foundation (which I will most likely be the 2nd charity I promote), I will ask you share stories of people you know who have been diagonosed with Breast Cancer and how they overcame it.

Before you enter this giveaway, please look at my last post. It gives some information on the charity I am choosing for this week and the next. For these 2 weeks, I will be focusing on a charity close to my heart, Empower Our Youth ( because I am a rape victim and I feel strongly that self-defense classes can help young girls fend off attacks. Do you have a daughter or sister you care about? If you do, check out this wonderful non-profit!

So here's how to enter this contest. Since the Adelson Shift has been sold out in many stores, this is definitely a worthwhile dress to check out:

1) Go to

2) At the top right, there is a blue link that says "JOIN FOR FREE!" Click it.

3) Fill in the information and click "Create new account."

4) Check your e-mail for the password and activation link.

5) Click the activation link, go back to, and vote for Empower Our Youth.

6) You can vote everyday for a maximum impact and help fund self-defense classes for inner-city girls.

So how will the Adelson Shift winner be chosen? From now until April 2nd, anyone who votes everyday once for Empower Our Youth and can prove it, will be entered. You can prove it through various ways, such as taking a print screen of the page each time after you voted and email it to If there is more than 1 person, who votes the most (i.e everyday), then a name will be chosen out of the hat.

So enjoy voting and helping other charities! Even though 1 person will only get the Adelson shift, everyone who participates will be recognized in my next post!

Disclaimer: There are many great youth charities on that website too and you should check out their missions. Please do not vote for Empower Our Youth unless you strongly believe in their mission and that inner-city girls should have self-defense and self-esteem building classes too. There will be many more giveaways and contests so please only participate if you honestly support it.

Because Doing Good is Chic!

17 comments on "Contest/Giveaway: Lilly Pulitzer Adelson Shift"

Southern Living: Preppy Style on March 21, 2010 at 1:59 PM said...

Such a fantastic idea! I read up on Empower and what a great program. I am involved in several organizations and look forward to raising my daughter in this way as well! I sent you an email with my vote, not sure it it worked, we'll see! Take care.

Stephanie on March 21, 2010 at 11:18 PM said...

Great charity, awesome way to raise awareness! I just voted! Really hoping to win the dress for my upcoming engagement party!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful idea!

Anonymous said...

Love the idea of that but I don't like that you identify yourself as a "rape victim." It would seem to me that someone as strong as yourself would more fittingly be considered a survivor of rape.

momtoem on March 23, 2010 at 10:53 AM said...

I voted and emailed you

Chic 'n Cheap Living on March 23, 2010 at 10:57 AM said...

This is a great cause, I will definitely vote every day.

Siv on March 23, 2010 at 5:48 PM said...

What a great idea and program. I have been voting daily.

Elle on March 23, 2010 at 10:02 PM said...

I voted and emailed you

SouthernBelleJM on March 24, 2010 at 9:22 AM said...

Such a great idea!! Thanks for the comment to let me know:) I'm going to do this right now!!!

SouthernBelleJM on March 24, 2010 at 9:40 AM said...

I just voted and emailed you:)

sturberry on March 25, 2010 at 6:11 PM said...

This is a wonderful program and should be more widely known ! I know for a fact that girls who know how to defend themselves are more confident and independent. I will be following this cause now that i know there are programs like these. Thanks!
&I took voted and emailed

Travelbug Mom on March 27, 2010 at 6:41 PM said...

WOW! You are going to change the blog world! So glad I found you!!!! This is such a great cause and a PERFECT idea as to how to spread the word! I joined and will vote everyday.....BUT....I certainly will NEVER FIT IN A SIZE 4...are you sure it can be EXCHANGED!!!???

The Giveaway Diva on March 27, 2010 at 6:52 PM said...

what a great initative!! i have voted for sure!!! =)

Sue Romano-Trader on March 27, 2010 at 10:41 PM said...

Hi Jane!

I voted (emailed you the screenshot) and will continue voting every day! I have enjoyed visiting the Empower Our Youth's website, Facebook page and watching their YouTube video, what a fabulous organization! They are lucky to have someone like you spreading the awareness. I wish them lots of success with reaching many young ladies and lots of luck to you with your blog. I look forward to learning more and staying up to date on Empower Our Youth.

WOW, what an amazing giveaway! I ADORE the ADELSON! It is my size, must be meant to be ;)
I will be voting daily & keeping my fingers crossed!

Happy Spring!

xx Sue

Lauren said...

Hi, I just signed up and on March 29th but I'm not sure how to prove that i voted! If you could send me an email at explaining how to do that, that would be great! Thanks!

Lauren said...

I have voted 2X!

Anonymous said...


Dear Sir

I am Miss Grace Kenga 22yrs with my only brother Michael 20yrs, we are from Bo Free Town Sierra-Leone the only surviving children of late Mr. Robert Kenga Untill his death he was a major dealer on diamond, recently he was murdered by his

partner through a rebel group called Revotionary United Front (RUF) since then we have been running for our dear lives because we got a hint that the same people are still searching for us but Glory be to God we were moved to a refugee camp in

Ghana through one of the peace keeping officials that came to our country. Before his untimely death he made us to understand of some deposit he made with a security company in Ghana. He deposited the sum of $14,000,000.00 (Fourteen Million United States Dollars) as a consignment but the officials of this deposit are not aware that its money contained in it.

They take all deposit on face value of what it's registered to contain. On this note our father registered it as artifacts and family treasures. I am writing to seek for your help to move this fund out of Ghana to your country for future investment; i discovered that we can not move
this fund out of Africa perfectly without the participation of a foreigner like you. That's why I have contacted you; we have all the necessary papers to show. Our situation in the refugee camp is bad please try as much as you can to help us out. Dont be scared of what's happening over the internet it's real you may wish to come over to Ghana and see things yourself and pursue it. Ghana as you know is a very peaceful country in sub region.

All documentation to be changed in your name to shield identity of true ownership. This business is totally risk free on your part; I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. I believe my letter will receive a favorable consideration Presently, we are staying in a refugee camp in Accra Ghana, but i have to be honest with you this transaction will cost us some money to execute

and I hope you are ready assist us financially because we can't handle it alone, but we assure you it will bring a Hugh of success at the end. Please do not hesitate to help because God knows you will never regret involving yourself in it. Whatever you spend in the process of this transaction will paid back to you while 15% will be for your assistance while 5% will be set aside for any expenses we may incur during the processing. Sir, your full details will also be required for the processing of this transaction which will benefit us mutually.

I have to tell you the truth as a woman; i feel I should let you know all this before we proceed. We shall let you know the full details of the consignment as soon as you declare your interest to carry out this transaction with us.

Finally, we will also need the help of a lawyer that will procure all the legal documents that will give you the authority to clear and claim the consignment from the security company as our late fathers foreign business partner and next of king.

I await your urgent response.

Have a blessed week.

Grace Kenga and Kengabenor


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