Giving Back Through Your Love Of Beans

We are two weeks into our Magic Beans Giveaway and we have received the most heartfelt stories about the Stylists and Hostesses who were able to give back to families in need or organizations that are close to their heart.

Over the next few weeks we will be sharing some of these stories with you. Here is are two of those stories:

Michelle Campbell – Received 25 Magic Beans
Michelle was the Play Stylists for a recent soiree which qualified for 25 Magic Beans. Very thoughtfully, she donated them all to a wonderful lady who is a dear friend of the soiree hostess. Kim and her children received 25 Magic Beans with hopes of bringing some much needed sunshine to their day." Here's a copy of the email our Stylist Michelle received from Kim: 
"I am a 33 year old wife and mother of three amazing kids.  Right before my daughters 5th birthday, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  August 2014 was when my life changed forever.  The first thing I remember thinking is "I'm not ready to leave my kids."  A terrifying moment.  I was having pain and heaviness in my breast and while I was on summer holidays I noticed a lump.  It grew at an alarming rate. Luckily I got into the Doctor ASAP and had a diagnosis within a week of being back from holidays.  I am writing this on the eve of my double mastectomy. Although I am nervous, it feels good to be over halfway through treatment.  I just finished 8 rounds of chemotherapy.  I got through those months with a lot of help from family and friends.  I will be forever grateful for the support!  Breast Cancer, although difficult, has really shown me a lot of blessings in my life.  I will be grateful for every birthday, and soak in every one of my kids smiles.  

My friend Erin, told me she was having a Peekaboo Beans Soiree and that she wanted my family to receive the March Magic Beans charity fundraiser. I was very touched and grateful for the support! Whenever I see my kids in their adorable clothes, I will think of the kindness of my friend and of the Peekaboo Beans organization.  It really brings a smile to my face during a difficult time in my life :-)" - Kim Pring

Dawn Link – Received 10 Magic Beans
"Any size 2 beans in my Magic Beans bundle will be going to Maggie Davis. Maggie is 2 years old and battling Neuroblastoma. Her momma is a friend of mine and a fellow teacher, and this little girl has been so much. Here's a bit of her story:

I can't wait to give Maggie some bright and colourful Beans to match her bright personality! I just think the comfy beans will be so nice on her little body that has already been through so much. :) I also did a pay-per-entry on the Peekaboo Beans Facebook Vintage page and raised $100 to buy even more Beans to go with what comes in the bundle. 

The rest of the Beans will be going to Cara House. Cara House is a transition home located about an hour and a half from my hometown (Gander, NL), they help women escaping family violence and sometimes these women are only able to escape with their children and the clothes on their backs, so new beans will help them start fresh."

There are two weeks left to qualify for a Magic Beans Bundle! Host a Soiree with your local Play Stylist before March 31st and you could plant some Magic Beans in your community and bring a smile to those faces for deserve it.

Find out how to qualify HERE.

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