Mother’s Day Vacation Giveaway for a Special Single Mom

Mother’s Day can be rough for a lot of women, especially single moms. We’ve teamed up with some of our favorite brands — companies with real heart — to make it special. And we hope to give you an opportunity to share your love and appreciation for the single mothers in your life. The contest is by nomination only and the winner will receive a giveaway package valued at $3500.

Elle Rowley is an inspiration and ambassador here at Tropic of Candycorn. She owns a company called  Solly Baby that designs beautiful baby wraps to keep little ones close while providing freedom and comfort to take on daily life. She’s grateful for the opportunity to explore with her three young children including a five-week trip to Europe last year. They survived! She has graciously donated $500 cash for food and fun. “I would love to donate in honor of my own single mother of seven and all of our little minivan adventures across the country. Hope to share that love to other mothers for years to come in honor of you.”

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Our friends at Tea Collection are busy designing globally-inspired clothes for little citizens of the world. Emily Meyer, chief creative officer and co-founder of Tea will be sharing her India travelogue with two young children on Tropic of Candycorn. They have donated $250 in clothing for the winning mother’s explorers in honor of Stefania Pomponi, the mom and Founder, President & Chief Evangelist of Clever Girls Collective, a social media influencer agency. Stefania is an inspiration to any fierce mom, who is now raising two almost-teenagers and a toddler son with passionate abandon to live happily. She is happy as single parent who is working, loving and being loved, relaxing, running, dancing, being with friends, traveling, reading, conversing, listening to music – because doing the things she loves makes her a fulfilled person.

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The founder and head designer at Petunia Pickle Bottom is the traveling mom of two boys. DeNai Jones loves to find inspiration through travel and is donating a Wistful Weekender and Travel Train Case for the winning mom. (Good luck choosing from all the wonderful colors.*) These gifts are in honor of hard working moms everywhere.

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Feather + Flip is a company focused on kid-friendly hotels for grown-ups. They are a source you can trust for luxury hotel reviews, itineraries, and online reservations for family travel. We are so grateful for the generous hotel credit made possible by their company.* This donation is in honor of Marissa Cortes, the mom behind Travels with Lulu, who spent five months trekking solo with her new baby around South America. She’s an inspiration and a reminder that having children doesn’t end travel but rather can inspire new adventures.

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Pictureline is our go-to place when we need photo or video equipment. The sales representatives always know the perfect product to meet our needs and they ship nationwide. We always trust Pictureline because they know how important it is for us to capture life’s most precious moments. They’re donating the red Fujifilm XFI camera — a perfect camera for a mom on the go. It’s small and lightweight with durable aluminum body parts. This donation is in honor of single moms everywhere who want more time to capture the moment.

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Shabby Apple will donate $250 of vintage inspired, artfully designed outfits for the winning mom. They believe in empowering women and feel that dressing well allows women to feel strong. Their donation is in honor of all women, but especially the single moms.

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Tropic of Candycorn is dedicated to inspiring families to travel together — near and far. Travel can be intimidating, expensive, and time consuming, but since over 80% of a child’s happiest memories are away from home, it’s important. We’re contributing $500 toward the hotel accommodations and a TOC travelpack for each child in honor of my single mom who often worked two or more jobs in order to raise five kids with unconditional love, patience, and wisdom. Mom, thanks for being a strong and inspiring woman to me and so many others.

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The best mother’s day gifts cannot be purchased. They are love, support, kindness, and enduring friendship — gifts that so many of you shared while nominating some special single mothers. On behalf of all the wonderful companies that donated, we have been touched and honored to participate and hope that it has made a difference. Congratulations @lindsaylaroe. You are the winner. You can thank @kdamp for the beautiful nomination. 

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*Some restrictions apply based on availability and location. Package expires Mother’s Day 2016.