Sweater Yourself for a Great Cause

We are a week away from Christmas (What? How did that even happen?) and its high time to break out a holiday sweater! Ugly Sweater parties are all the rage – we were invited to one just last weekend!

Through the Ad Council’s campaign with Goodwill® they have developed a new, interactive tool that helps you have fun while reminding your friends of the importance of giving back during the holiday season. It’s called the Sweater Yourself App, and you can play it online through your Facebook account.

To play, just take an existing Facebook photo, or upload a new one. Then select an avatar, clothing and accessories, and share with all of your friends a message of support for Goodwill’s mission to provide job training and community services to people in need. Check mine out:


Whenever you donate stuff to your local Goodwill – including holiday sweaters – you support Goodwill’s efforts to provide a variety of employment services to people with disabilities and disadvantages in your community. Try the locator tool on Goodwill’s homepage to find your nearest Goodwill location to donate your gently used goods. Through Goodwill’s Donation Impact Calculator, you can see how every item you give supports people who are seeking to earn jobs and build careers.

About Melissa

Melissa is founder of Girlymama and co-founder of the mom fashion blog, All Things Chic. You can also find her designing blogs at Eliza Grace Design and on Twitter as Melissa Angert.