January’s Special Partnership

Each month we are going to try and introduce you to a new partnership with the foundation. This month our amazing partnership and fundraising opportunity is with Maria Wilson. Maria is a Thirty-One gifts consultant and a dear friend. I met Maria at Northwestern College – now the University of Northwestern St. Paul. She is a fabulous singer, has an incredible sense of humor …. just ask her about our .5k endeavor ;), and an amazing friend. Though we have not seen each other in years, she reached out and requested to join the team of supporting children and families dealing with congenital heart defects in honor of Charlie, and I’m incredibly grateful!

Meet Maria and check out her website below.


My name is Maria Wilson, and I have known Kelly since 2000 where we met at Northwestern College. Kelly has spunk. Her laughter is contagious and her heart for people is one that everyone seeks to replicate. I can’t think of a better organization to support with my own Thirty-One business. Through Charlie Girl, the McManimon family will impact other families, from their own heart to those needing compassion, grace, hope, and love during a difficult time. I am excited to partner with them!


For every sale, A Charlie Girl Foundation will get a donation. Every bit counts, and these bags are great, it’s a win win! Elliott has one of the lunch boxes. We bought it over three years ago and it is still in great condition. It is also adorable!

~ Kelly