Tie One On Day in Pueblo, CO

"Put the give back into Thanksgiving"
Nominated By EllynAnne Geisel
TOODay is added to family’s Thanksgiving traditions in order to encourage children to experience giving from the heart. (Credit: EllynAnne Geisel)

Tie One On Day (…an apron, of course!) launched twelve years ago from a simple action: offering a gesture of kindness to a heartbroken neighbor the day before Thanksgiving. Writing about the experience on my website (, the idea of kindness as its own reward resonated with my apron-loving sisterhood of “apronistas.” From a single Day (the Wednesday before Thanksgiving,) Tie One On is now celebrated locally and nationally with gestures of kindness throughout the month of November. Corporate sponsors (Bernina, Craftsy, Colonial Patterns, MikWright, SewNews, Country Woman, Cultivar, Nancy Zieman, the American Sewing Guild, Schmetz) and entrepreneurs (Heirloomed, Raw Materials Design, Amy Barickman, SugarBabyAprons), who believe that through kindness there can be change, provide product giveaways to encourage participation. “Giving from the heart and then giving thanks at Thanksgiving” is the mantra of Tie One On Day.

What Tie One on Day Is All About

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TOOD on Facebook

TOOD on Instagram

TOOD in the news — Yahoo

TOOD in the news — Tampa Bay Times

TOOD official site

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