#Sponsored: @OneSightOrg wants to #HelpTheWorldSee with Your Help! @SheSpeaksUp

sponsoredDisclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of OneSight through SheSpeaks. Any opinions expressed are my own.


I got my first pair of glasses in 3rd grade. At first, I just needed reading glasses. But, over the next year, my eye sight got so bad, I had to wear them all the time.

I was so embarrassed. I hated my glasses, and I didn’t want to have to wear my glasses. I talked my parents into buying me contacts, but I hated them too. So, for over a year, I pretended to put my contacts in every day, and I struggled to see.

When my parents finally caught on, the immediately took me to the eye doctor to see if I had done any damage to my eyes. It turned out, I had. By not wearing my glasses, and straining so hard to see for so long, I had messed up my eyes so badly that I had to go through a year of eye therapy to help retrain my eyes to see.

I had access to glasses, and I made the choice not to wear them for selfish reasons. I look back on it now, and I wish I could go back in time to smack myself. What was I thinking?!

So, when I heard about OneSight and the amazing work they are doing to eradicate the global vision care crisis, I wanted in!


OneSight wants to bring sight to the world, but they need your help! Here’s what you can do:

  • Share a Photo – Snap a picture of yourself or your family using your hands as glasses. Use the hashtag #HelpTheWorldSee and help bring attention to OneSight’s mission to bring sight to the world. (Use my picture with Jace above as a reference!)
  • Donate – There are over 1 billion people without access to vision care. By donating just $1 to the cause will help! Donate quickly and easily at OneSight.org/donate.

Please take a moment to learn more about OneSight and the fantastic things they’re doing:

I can’t wait to see your pictures floating around social media! Get your handglasses on and start shooting! 🙂

Macy’s Thank-A-Mom Movement {Ends 5/13/12}

During the month of May, Mother’s Day is the hot topic. And what do we do on Mother’s Day? Why we honor our Mom, of course.

Well, this year, Macy’s is partnering with 5 charities in honor of mothers. These charities include the following:

That’s quite a fantastic little list of charities to support, isn’t it?

Macy’s is calling on each of us to help show our support for these charities. Participating is easy. All you have to do is head to Macy’s Facebook Page and send a free Mother’s Day e-card to the special mom {or moms!} in your life. For every e-card sent, Macy’s will donate $3 to the charity of your choice… and they’ll donate up to $400,000.

What are you waiting for? Send an e-card right now by CLICKING HERE.

To encourage my readers to participate in this awesome campaign, they’re allowing me to host a giveaway here on Blessed Beyond Words. Macy’s is offering up a choice of purse hanger, butter LONDON Top and Tails Set or Jones New York pashmina to one of my readers. You get to decide which prize you’d like!

To enter, use the Rafflecopter Gadget below. And because of the nature of this campaign, I’m requesting that you be Facebook Fans of both Blessed Beyond Words and Macy’s in order to gain extra entries.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: I will receive an item mentioned above as a thank you for putting up this post. Macy’s is sponsoring the giveaway and sent me the information provided to you in this post through M80. Any opinions expressed are 100% my own and have not been influenced in any way.

Macy’s Thank A Mom Movement {Giveaway}

This giveaway will end Friday, April 29 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be announced first thing Saturday morning, and MUST have their information to me by Sunday at noon EST to ensure delivery of the prize.

Happy Mother's DayThis Mother’s Day, Macy’s is hosting their “Thank a Mom Movement.” Not only does this campaign celebrate mom, but it empowers you to donate $5, (up to $400,000), to the charity of your choice in her honor.

It’s so easy to participate. All you have to do is send a (free) e-card to the amazing mom (or moms!) in your life, and Macy’s will donate $5 to the charity of your choice, from one of Macy’s five partnering charities.

Visit the “Thank a Mom Movement” on Facebook to make a difference this Mother’s Day.

Below, you can find  info and videos for each of the five charities involved in Macy’s “Thank a Mom Movement”.

Futures Without Violence formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund ®
Video: http://youtu.be/GB8XCOu1-dQ
Website: http://endabuse.org

The Make-A-Wish Foundation®
Video: http://youtu.be/jTMxYGZk1H8
Website: http://www.wish.org

National Park Foundation ®
Video: http://youtu.be/0kXJOQjEDac
Website: http://www.nationalparks.org

Reading Is Fundamental ® (video link):
Video: http://youtu.be/JD7hqoSvtsA
Website: http://www.RIF.org

American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Movement ®
Video: http://post.americanheart.org/branding/psa/psa_garth.wmv
Website: http://www.goredforwomen.org

To show their thanks for participating in this program, Macy’s wants to send a bouquet of flowers to a very special mom in your life this Mother’s Day weekend. One lucky winner will select a recipient, and the flowers will be sent right to her door.

To Enter for your chance to win:

Leave a comment and tell me who you would send the flowers to and why.
*Mandatory. If this is not done, you cannot win.

Want Extra Entries?

  • Send an ecard to a special mom in your life through the Thank a Mom Movement. (Honor system in place. Send as many as you like, but be honest. Leave a separate comment for each card you send, as well as the recipients first name and last initial.)
  • Subscribe to us via email. (2 extra entries.)
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook. (Once per DAY – just leave a link, or copy/paste text that you posted with your Facebook User Name.)
  • Follow Blessed Beyond Words on twitter and Tweet about this contest. (Leave your twitter id, please! And 1 Tweet Per DAY.)
    Use the re-tweet button above, or here’s a sample tweet:

    • Win a bouquet of flowers for your mom this Mother’s Day from Macy’s and @angievinez – Ends 4/29: http://blessedbeyondwords.com/?p=2779
  • Grab our button and put it on your blog. (Leave us a link to your blog, please!)
  • Add us to your blog roll. (Leave a link to your blog, please!)
  • Follow our blog publicly  – either through Google’s Followers Gadget or through Facebook’s Networked Blogs. (Leave a comment for each one that you do. Anonymous following doesn’t count.)

Fine Print: Contest is open to residents of the US. If you already do any of the above, you qualify. Please leave a comment for each of the extra entries you complete. However, you must first leave the required comment as stated above. Giveaway will end on April 29th at 11:59pm (EST), and the winner will be selected via the “And the Winner is..” plugin. Winner will be notified via email upon selection, and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Disclaimer: I was contacted by M80 on behalf of Macy’s Thank a Mom Movement. I have not been compensated in any way for this post. Sponsor is fulfilling the winner’s prize as stated above.