We love to give for the holidays at Sakroots and we found the perfect program for giving back this year. Everyone here has teamed up and partnered with New York Cares Winter Wishes for a chance to brighten some holidays for 12 New York children. Each child wrote us a letter with their winter wish and what gift they were hoping to get this year.
Getting the perfect gift for the children has been so exciting and a really great experience for us all! If you want to check it out and give a gift that gives this season, you can find out more here.
Next Saturday, December 14, the True Music Festival in Scottsdale Arizona will host an awesome festival at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Bands like Capitol Cities and Black Carl will be there. There will also be artists such as Wiz Khalifa and Bassnectar there. The venue is in between mountains and sits on an awesome outdoor space. There will be vendors and food as well. Let us know if you go!
Ally Stevens is a really busy girl juggling a ton of different organizations on her campus as a Junior at the University of Pittsburgh! Learn more about this fun-loving Sakroots Campus Circle Ambassador!
What’s your major? Applied Developmental Psychology and Marketing
What’s your favorite Sakroots product? The One World print backpack
What do you want to do after you graduate? Hopefully get accepted to the Teach for America program and eventually start a career in the nonprofit world or anything with marketing/business!
Why did you join the Campus Circle? A friend told me that I would love Sakroots so I checked out the website. The earthy, cute products first caught my attention and then I looked into the unique artists who designed each print and saw the charity aspect of Sakroots which I loved. I really value Sakroots’ story and ideals so i wanted to become more involved and help others learn about Sakroots too!
What’s a fun fact about you? I have been a vegetarian for 3 years!
Best college experience so far? Overall, my best college experience has been getting the opportunity to join many student organizations. I have been blessed with amazing friends and have met so many interesting people.
Best part about being a campus circle ambassador with Sakroots? I love the opportunity I have to educate friends about a new brand they may have never heard of. It’s really fun to be knowledgeable about something and to be able to share that with the people around you. I also LOVE when my friends text me a picture of Sakroots products whenever they see them.
What do you like most about Sakroots as a brand? I love how easy Sakroots makes it to donate at checkout and that they match any donation. I think it really says a lot about the brand. I also love the unique prints, definitely different from most other brands.
What do you see yourself being/doing in 15 years? Tough question! I will be 35, so I see myself (hopefully) having a rewarding career and a family!
What’s a typical day like at school for you? I wake up, get ready and of course, eat an everything bagel. I have class in the morning, then I either got to work, which is at Presbyterian Hospital, or go volunteer at Children’s Hospital (depending on the day). I have more class in the evening but after that I enjoy grabbing dinner with some friends and just hanging out. I normally do some homework and studying and then just relax until i go to bed!
We’re so glad Ally could bring her love for art and helping others to the Campus Circle Ambassador group! We can’t wait to see how Ally introduces Sakroots to her campus this year!
This Saturday, December 7th, Ventura, CA, will host a special holiday fair with crafts, food, wine, and even artificial snowfall! The Ventura Winter Wine Walk will consists of artists, crafters, live entertainment, and non-profit organizations. At the end of the day, a wine tasting will begin and local businesses will open up their store fronts for samples of food and wine. Combining art, music, non-profits, and food in a California event sounds perfect to us! Will you be attending?
photo taken from ventura winter wine walk
We love the idea of giving back and after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a great break from the shopping frenzy weekend and reminds us what the holidays are truly about. The Sakroots Karma Circle empowers our customers to ‘choose their karma’ by partnering with like-minded artists and charitable organizations that share in the brand’s belief of peace and harmony among all things. Some of our partner charities such as The Nature Conservancy, NPH USA, WDC, and Plant a Billion Trees are participating in #GivingTuesday so check them out!
How are you spending this #GivingTuesday?
We know Cyber Monday is the online shoppers dream so we couldn’t resist making it a little special! You can check out our Cyber Monday deals for some awesome products and use the code SRCYBERMONDAY to score 20% off of our full price items! This will only last until December 3rd 11:59 pm EST so hurry up and shop till you drop!
Happy Black Friday! Cyber Monday is in a few days and it’s time to start your research and find the best deals possible! Whether you’ve already shopped this Black Friday or you just want to avoid all of the people and shop online instead, you should definitely check out these 6 Cyber Monday tips:
photo credit: Timeanddate.com
3. Use sites that will give you rewards for shopping like Ebates.
4. See what other consumers are saying about the products you want to buy with mobile apps like BuyOrNot.
6. Protect yourself against identity theft! Look for secure sites that start with https:// and have the padlock icon before you input your credit card information.
It’s officially holiday season and there is plenty to do in Southern California during the next couple of months. Here are our top 5 things to do this holiday season:
Which event are you most excited for?
Liz Hintze has interned with The Sak Brand Group for two summers in a row. She is now a Senior Communications major with a concentration in PR at East Carolina University. Liz totally fell in love with the Sakroots brand and has joined the team as a Sakroots Campus Circle Ambassador! Meet Liz:
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we’re so excited for the turkey and pumpkin pie, but the outfit choice is almost just as important! Incorporate Sakroots into your Thanksgiving style to add a little fun and color to those Fall neutrals. Here are 3 great style choices for this Thursday’s festivities.
Which one is your fave?