Today, the MinMinBear Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization was officially launched to educate the public on the importance of organ donation. The Foundation is led by Founder, Rachelle McCray, TV Personality (QVC, Arizona Living, CelebTV, etc.) and former Miss Arizona United States and Arizona Cardinals NFL cheerleader.

Every year, the MinMinBear Foundation will choose a new mission to help those affected by chronic illnesses, like kidney disease, which leads to organ donation. The Board of Directors will help seek out people and causes that need support, and the Foundation's mascots, the MinMinBear, and friends- three teddy bears including MinMinBear™, AlbieBear™, and WinskiBear™- go to work to help. The Foundation also partners with other non-profit organizations around the country, research and development firms, transplant centers, hospitals, children's camps, and more to maximize their positive impact.


The foundation's first initiative is the MinMinBear Challenge across social media (#MinMinBearChallenge), which will showcase the bears throughout all 50 states to help find a perfect match. For the inaugural challenge, the mission is to help a woman named Mindy find her kidney match. Mindy is an Alport Syndrome patient and the inspiration for the MinMinBear Foundation; Mindy is also the mother of the founder, Rachelle McCray.


"It is an honor to launch a foundation that has the potential to both help someone I love dearly, my mother, as well as find matches for so many others who are in critical need of an organ transplant. My hope is to help raise awareness of the urgent need for organ donors and find matches for as many in need as possible," said Rachelle McCray, Founder.


MinMinBear actually took shape several years prior as an initiative led by McCray while she was Miss Arizona (2011) for the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona. Today, it is it's own non-profit and continues to work in collaboration with the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona.


How to Participate in The #MinMinBearChallenge:


The challenge encourages people to show where these stuffed bears go, how they are loved, and to share MinMinBear's story in hopes of helping her find the perfect kidney match.


​The aim is that this challenge will not only help Mindy, but it will also help others like her, who wait for a life-saving organ transplant. Here's how it works:

  1. Purchase or Gift the Bear- Purchase MinMinBear™, AlbieBear™, or WinskiBear™ for yourself or someone special OR grab your favorite stuffed animal at home.

  2. Live Your Best Life- Take your purchased bear OR your favorite stuffed animal and live your best life with them. Is that a beach day, binge-worthy movie night, playground playdate, selfie friend, homeschool day or even dialysis buddy?

  3. Snap Pic and Post- Take a fun picture of your stuffed animal living its best life! Then, post the pic with the challenge instructions to your social media. Keep in mind you can repeat this step over and over again!

  4. Challenge Three Friends- Copy and paste this challenge information and tag at least three friends to do the same. Use #minminbearchallenge

No MinMinBear? No worries! Use your favorite stuffed animal friend, and follow the same above steps. To learn more visit: www.minminbearfoundation.org/minminbear-challenge


To purchase a bear visit:https://www.minminbearfoundation.org/shop/. You can also donate directly to the foundation: https://charity.gofundme.com/minminbear-foundation. These donations will be put toward supplying 75 kids or more who are affected by organ donation with a complimentary bear, as well as creating a children's book series around MimMinBear and friends, and to fund future initiatives.


MinMinBear Foundation is currently taking submissions for their 2021 MinMinsMission focus. If you'd like to submit your idea, please visit: www.minminbearfoundation.org/contact

Monday, a local “kidpreneur” will appear on QVC and this Home Shopping Network.

Gabby Goodwin, 13, of Columbia has been in business since she was about 5 years old.


Many people have likely heard of “Gabby Bows,” the double face, double snap barrette she created with her mother, Rozalynn.


Now the company the pair has built will take another big step, receiving exposure to potentially millions of people.


Gabby has been selected as one of 20 entrepreneurs, and just one of two “kidpreneurs,” to share their products and personal stories on QVC, the Home Shopping Network and other brands owned by Qurate Retail Group.


It’s part of an effort by those companies to spotlight black-owned businesses and help them navigate today’s challenging business environment. This effort of spotlighting these small businesses is also in partnership with the National Retail Federation.


“I’m super excited to share my story, share my products with millions of people all over the world and I’m able to inspire girls all over the world as well!” Gabby said.


Information about the young CEO’s business has already been shared online and on social media by the companies, but if you want to catch her on air tune in Monday at noon and 9 p.m. on QVC and 1:55 p.m. and 10:55 p.m. on the Home Shopping Network.


In addition to being a “Confidence CEO,” Goodwin also balances the responsibilities of her successful company with being an 8th grade student.


“Sometimes it can be very hard and difficult because there’s schoolwork or a speech I have to give, or an interview I have to do, or I have to write notes or do orders -- business is not easy -- but if I just keep working and managing my time, it definitely helps, and has gotten easier,” Gabby said.


Source: WIS10 NEWS

Fashion gives you the power to not only express who you are through clothes and accessories, but it also uplifts your mood in an instant.


And while style has been around for centuries, only recently has everyone and every body been included in the conversation around having high-quality, affordable looks that are gorgeous and fit seamlessly into a modern wardrobe.

All Worthy Hunter McGrady Sweater

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Supermodel Hunter McGrady started her size-inclusive QVC fashion line, All Worthy, earlier this year. She said she designs clothing for everyone that “makes them feel like the best version of themselves” back in April, so it’s no surprise that she would deliver on the sweater of your dreams. With its oversized silhouette and its chic mock neck, you can pair this piece with your favorite denim or dress it up with a pencil skirt and wear it for years to come.


AnyBody Cozy Knit Cargo Jumpsuit

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Jumpsuits are having a moment in the fashion world, but they’re wardrobe staples around here for their versatility and ability to create a look in seconds flat. This cozy version features the best athleisure elements like a drawstring waist and cargo pockets, but you can transform it instantly with heels and statement earrings for a small holiday gathering or with your favorite pullover for weekend lunch when you can’t figure out what to wear.


LOGO by Lori Goldstein Leggings

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As one of the top fashion stylists in the world, it’s a given that Lori Goldstein will give you high fashion. She’s proof that incredible style can and should be had by all. Case in point: her velvet leggings that will make you want to get dressed for the holidays right now. So soft and so sophisticated, these will become a go-to in anyone’s wardrobe. They look just as stunning with a tunic and booties — in true Lori style — as they do with a blazer and a jaw-dropping necklace.


Peace Love World Teddy Fleece

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Who knew channeling our favorite teddy bears from childhood would bring us such comfort? We’re all about fleece for the season and strongly believe everyone needs to own this fuzzy and warm pullover. It’s a cherished favorite for Peace Love World founder and designer Alina Villasante and her daughter who work together on the brand. So, feel free to give it to your mom for the holidays — or make a plan to borrow hers as often as you can when you’re home.


Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Tunic

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Whether you’re in search of the perfect year-round piece or you want to be the best gift giver to your loved one, this tunic will impress anyone on the receiving end of its versatility. In a fabrication that works all year long and in an easy, elegant silhouette, this piece is the embodiment of relaxation, while looking chic doing it.


Belle by Kim Gravel Zipper Pants

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Is there anything cooler than a pair of (faux) leather pants? These will bring that fashion edge to even the simplest white t-shirt. And if you really want to turn some heads, pair it with your favorite faux leather jacket and pretend you’re a supermodel like Hunter McGrady dashing to shows at fashion week.


All Worthy Hunter McGrady Jacket

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A faux leather jacket is a wardrobe staple because it works for practically every season (even chilly summer nights) and it is the epitome of cool. This version from Hunter McGrady’s line All Worthy adds in French terry for a whole new take on the classic that will make you stand out from the crowd.


zuda Z-Knit Rib Pullover

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Peace Love World Girlfriend Jeans

Is there anything more classic in fashion than a great pair of jeans? This girlfriend pair (no apologies to the boyfriend) features front slits to show off your cute boots and distressed accents for that lived-in look that just gets better with time. Anyone who slips these on should prepare for compliments.


LOGO by Lori Goldstein Sweater

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There is no such thing as too many sweaters for fall. That’s why we suggest getting this ribbed crewneck in every color possible, as it looks good on every body. Consider your shopping for the season handled.


Denim & Co. Jacquard Open Cardigan

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A little animal print cures even the most blah days of fall and winter when you’re feeling unsure about everything in your closet. Slip this on with your favorite t-shirt and jeans or even a knit sweater dress and watch how your mood instantly rises to one of joy.


zuda Z-Eco Cityscape Cropped Jogger

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A little animal print cures even the most blah days of fall and winter when you’re feeling unsure about everything in your closet. Slip this on with your favorite t-shirt and jeans or even a knit sweater dress and watch how your mood instantly rises to one of joy.


LOGO by Lori Goldstein Faux Jacket

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Once the temperatures dip, cozy jackets start getting daily wardrobe spins. This faux Sherpa style is oversized enough that you can fit your sweaters underneath it and its mandarin collar provides the perfect showcase for all your favorite scarves.


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