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Did you attend our Joan Bradley event on November 2nd? Couldn’t make it? Either way, we are giving YOU a chance to WIN a Vera Bradley bag, AUTOGRAPHED BY JOAN BRADLEY HERSELF with our Very Merry Vera Bradley Christmas Contest!

Want to enter to win? It’s simple!

1 – Follow us on Facebook here

2- Take a photo of any Vera Bradley item you plan on giving as a gift this Christmas, or wait until the big day and snap a picture of someone else opening a Vera Bradley item from you!

3- Post the photo to our Facebook timeline

That’s it!

We will be drawing a lucky winner after the New Year! Post your photos any time between now and December 31, 2013 to be entered to win, and share the contest with your friends! Who knows… we just might be bringing you one extra special present this holiday season!

The Perfect Gift is an official collection location for Operation Christmas Child, and we will be collecting gifts through November 25th. If you can, we would love if your gifts could  be donated in time for our “Packaging Party,” where we will be filling shoeboxes and preparing them to be shipped, on Saturday, November 16th.

Not sure what to give? Here is a list of some suggested donation items, courtesy of Samaritan’s Purse:

All it takes is a few minutes and a few dollars to bring happiness to a child in need. We hope you will join us in “giving back” through this cause! To learn more about Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan’s Purse, visit their website at www.samaritanspurse.org.

One of our main initiatives at The Perfect Gift, aside from providing you with unique gift and fashion items, is to give back to our community and the world in any way we can. Although we have been giving since our inception in 2003, we officially launched “The Perfect Gift Gives Back” in 2013, raising funds for local and national charities and causes.

Our first official charity event under The Perfect Gift Gives Back was held for a local baby, Judah, who’s family is near and dear to our hearts. Judah underwent heart surgery at just 8 months old, with at least one (possibly two more) in the near future. We at the Perfect Gift were able to donate 10% of the proceeds from the Vera Bradley Baby launch to help his family with medical costs and to help them prepare for the future.

Next, we held an event for a national organization, Stop Hunger Now, whose mission is to end hunger on a national level. For this event, we held a Quarter Drive during our first annual tent sale, complete with a hotdog and lemonade sale for our customers. Each quarter raised for Stop Hunger Now provides a meal for someone in need. Our goal was to be able to raise enough money for 1,000 meals – and God answered those prayers plus one! At the end of the day, we had raised enough money for 1,001 meals – that’s 1,001 people who got the nourishment and nutrition they needed, all from some pocket change!

Other events we have held in the past were to benefit the Jackie Hirsch For A.L.L. Foundation, the Wilson Family Benefit, Sower’s Organization, and numerous events with Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

We are looking forward to continuing our trend of Giving Back in 2013 and beyond, with many more donations and charity events; but we can’t do it without you! We value our customers so much and are so glad that you all share our love of giving to others who are less fortunate.

Want to get involved in helping an organization or cause near and dear to your heart? Book a shopping party with us and 10% of the night’s sales can be donated to a charity of YOUR choice!

Stay tuned for our next Gives Back events, and, as always, thank you for your support!

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