Purchase of This Backpack Gives Back TWO-Fold to Kids In Need

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We love social good initiatives that help children and families and that’s why we’re happy to report about innovative company whose entire business model is centered on helping kids in need.

Sydney Paige is woman-owned company that makes very sturdy, cute and practical backpacks, school accessories and books and partners with worthy causes to donate a matching product for each sold. That way customers know their purchases will have a philanthropic effect as well.


This month, Sydney Paige is teaming up with an inspiring nonprofit, Rainbow Pack. This organization was started by founder Riley Joy Gantt when she was just ten years old and is dedicated to providing elementary school students with educational tools they need to be successful learners irrespective of their financial circumstances.

It’s a big deal because Sydney Paige is upping the donation match this round from its traditional one purchase/one donation model.

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Sydney Paige has agreed to donate two of their premium backpacks for every bag purchased while Rainbow Pack has committed to fill all bags with their very own ‘homework’ supplies. This is a major twist to Sydney Paige’s Buy One/Give one mantra as they have implemented a Buy One/Give TWO model.

And the packs are also good for another very important thing: the environment. Sydney Paige backpacks are made from eco-friendly materials of 100% cotton canvas, natural leather, nickel free hardware and/or recycled polyester.

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We know because we got a chance to check one out up close and personal: the Guidi Laptop Rucksack which actually helps Matthew McConaughey and his wife, our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Camila Alves McConaughey’s nonprofit just keep livin foundation.  This nonprofit works with local non-profits to run after school fitness and wellness programs in inner-city high schools and the results have been incredible! Participants get in shape and gain confidence while also improving their grades, attendance and behavior.

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My daughter GiGi (pictured below) headed off to school with a pack provided complimentary of the company in exchange for the review. Indeed, the material was quality and the hardware was durable. It is light weight and not too heavy. A lot of back packs weigh a lot even while empty but after a child adds their books and perhaps a laptop or other tablet in there, it can be very hard for him or her to carry.

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The price point is medium at $95 but when you consider that the pack will also be used in charity, it becomes worth the investment. When you know that your purchase will actually help another person, and in this case another child, it moves it closer to the basket of other forms of active philanthropy.

It’s definitely a product we can support and get behind! kudos to Sydney Paige, Rainbow Packs, the just keep livin’ foundation and others working to help make positive impacts in the lives of more children.

Matthew McConaughey is Married to a Brazilian but is a Team USA Super Fan

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Well, of course you’re going to spot Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey on the stands being a Team USA Superfan while watching the swimming events, as UK Mail recently reported.

You can thank the fact that the Dallas Buyer’s Club star is married to one of our bumpwatch alums, Brazilian supermodel Camila Alves. The two are parents to three children: 6-year old daughter Vida Alves McConaughey, 8-year old  son Levi Alves McNaughton, and 3-year old son Livingston Alves McConaughey.


Besides the swimming events, the star was also spotted on the sidelines cheering on the US Women’s rugby team. The team didn’t advance or medal. We guess Mat needs to up his cheerleading skills! ha!

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Camila Alves & Matthew McConaughey welcome son



Shakira‘s birth announcement earlier may have been a joke, but Camila Alves McConaughey really did give birth to her third child with actor husband Matthew McConaughey.

The family, which includes 4-year old Levi and 3-year old Vida, welcomed a baby girl, on December 28, a source told US Weekly, though TMZ broke the news first. Baby girl was born in Austin, Texas.

I am convinced TMZ has a handsomely paid staff of hospital workers at Mt. Sinai where most celebrities go for treatment or to deliver their babies, and hospitals nationwide. They’re slick!


Congrats to the growing family!

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Bump Watch: Camila Alves McConaughey on hubby Matthew McConaughey’s movie set in New Orleans

Camila Alves McConaughey and her kids Vida and Levi visited hubby and dad Matthew McConaughey on the set of his movie The Dallas Buyers Club  in New Orleans, Louisiana this week. McConaughey dropped over 30 pounds rather quickly to play an 80s drug addict turned HIV patient Ron Woodruff who was the first HIV and AIDS advocate and created the first support communities for people suffering with the life-alterning disease. Woodruff also risked his life smuggling life-saving drugs in the US despite his frail form. 

Camila is due next month with the couple’s third child. 
 

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pause: A very pregnant Camila Alves stops by the set of the Dallas
Buyers Club on Monday to visit husband Matthew McConaughey

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Pregnant
pause: A very pregnant Camila Alves stops by the set of the Dallas
Buyers Club on Monday to visit husband Matthew McConaughey


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2235483/Camila-Alves-little-cowgirl-Vida-arrive-cheer-gaunt-Matthew-McConaughey-set.html#ixzz2CsBEK3t5

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Claire Danes will have a baby girl, what other pregnant celebs are having

The gender of the babies of currently pregnant celebrities is coming to light. 

This week, reports indicate that Claire Danes is having a girl after a cashier spilled the beans about Danes purchasing pink clothes this weekend.

After reports circulated that Amber Rose was having a baby boy, she later confirmed the news with a Tweet.


Shakira also revealed during an interview that she too is expecting a baby boy.

No word yet what other bumpwatch moms-to-be like Camila McConaughey, Jennifer Nettles or Gisele Bundchen will have though some reports that Bundchen, who is mom and step mom to two boys, wants a baby girl. 

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Bump Watch: Camila Alves McConaughey and Sandra Bullock take kiddies on a train ride

Camila Alves McConaughey continued her parenting frolick with Sandra Bullock this week. The two took their kiddies to the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland in New Orleans on November 14. She dressed comfortably in a large oversized cable knit sweater over a dress and wore comfy ballet flats. Alves and her kiddies Vida and Levi; and Sandra Bullock and her son Louis enjoyed a train ride around the park.

Alves is in town while her husband Matthew McConaughey film his latest project. Bullock owns a home in New Orleans which is close to where she adopted her son Louis.

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Bump Watch: Camila Alves McConaughey & Sandra Bullock watch parade

Bumpwatchers, Camila Alves and kids, Levi, 4 and Vida, 2,  were spotted in New Orleans, Louisiana, hanging with Sandra Bullock and her son, Louis, while watching a parade. Bullock owns a home there and adopted Louis from there. Meanwhile, Alves is in town supporting her husband Matthew McConaughey who is filming The Dallas Buyer’s Club, a movie which required him to lose 38 lbs while playing AIDS activist Ron Woodruff, who contracted HIV in the 1980s and formed one of the first AIDS support groups.  
Camila Alves McConaughey is due shortly with her third child.

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Camila Alves McConaughey’s pregnancy in PHOTOS



Camila Alves is expecting her third child. She’s done an excellent job chronicling her pregnancy in photos via images she’s posted on her Twitter account. Love them. Gorgeous mom! She and her husband actor Matthew McConaughey are already parents to two gorgeous kids, son Levi, 4, and daughter Vida, 2.  Gorgeous!

Taping the E!News Fashion segment for Macy’s Inc line.

Taping a segment with LiveAccess promoting Macy‘s International Concepts
Out and about with the family near their home in the TriBeCa neighborhood of New York City in Manhattan
Shooting a spot for Macy’s in July
At LAX traveling with hubby in August
Heading out from New York with the family  in July
Shooting a segment for ExtraTV early in her pregnancy back in March

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Bump Watch: Camila Alves McConaughey rocking sexy maternity at gala



How hawt was Camila Alves McConaughey in that off the shoulder sea green maternity cocktail dress with that wicked split up the knee?! Awww! Work it mama! She and hubby Matthew McConaughey were attending the 7th Annual Andy Roddick Foundation Gala in Austin, Texas on Friday night, September 21.

In July, the couple tied the knot and announced they are expecting their third child.

The couple have two children son Levi, 3 and daughter Vida, 2.


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Bump Watch: The McConaughey clan hit Tribeca for a stroll

The McConaugheys went for a family stroll through the Tribeca neighborhood in New York city yesterday, August 26. Camila Alves, Matthew, daughter Vida and son Levi with pooch hit the relatively cool August day and enjoyed the big Apple. Nice.

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