State Bags x The Giving Keys

All of these State Bags & The Giving Keys are being donated to Project Renewal

For this weeks #WellnessWednesday post, I want to spotlight two awesome brands doing amazing things and making our world a better place. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of partnering with The Giving Keys and State Bags for their Spread the Love Initiative and a day of pampering for the women of Project Renewal.

My intern, Lindsey Coco and I amped for the giveaway!

Project Renewal works to end the cycle of homelessness by empowering at-risk New Yorkers to renew their lives with health, homes and jobs. The ladies in the house enjoyed a day of pampering complete with hair, makeovers and manicures. The DJ had the whole room dancing and the theme of the event was Shine, which definitely shined through with all of the joy that filled the air.

lara-eurdolian-state-bag-backpackHosted at the Pine Street School in downtown NYC, they had 75 women in attendance for this Valentine’s Day party and each woman was gifted a State Bags filled with a custom SHINE Giving Key necklace.

state-bag-lara-eurdolianI really enjoyed partnering with both brands, State Bags has gorgeous backpacks that are sporty and unisex and with every bag sold they hand-deliver a backpack to a child in need packed with essential tools for success.

The Giving Key Dream necklace
The Giving Key Dream necklace

The Giving Keys employs individuals transitioning out of homelessness in Los Angeles to make jewelry with inspiring sayings on them out of repurposed keys. 

They both make great gifts and do amazing give back work so definitely check them out! This event reminded me of the beauty events I’ve hosted in the city for women in shelters with Share Your Beauty.  I’m so happy to see more brands taking this initiative and inspiring such a joy in our community.

{Inside the event}


Throughout February, every product sold from State Bag will directly fund their 2016 Spread the Love Initiative, supporting New York City women struggling with homelessness, addiction, and mental illness. Learn more about Spread the Love Initiative HERE.

This was a lovely event and I’m so glad I could be apart of it! Thank you to both brands for having me!

Outfit details:

AEO Cross Front Pullover Sweater

CALIA by Carrie Underwood Tight Fit Leggings

STATE Bags Smith Backpack

Giving Keys Dream Pendant

Schutz black/white flats (old)