Buy the Obama/Ole Miss carry-on bag, give to charity

President Obama’s personal carry-on bag for Air Force One trips has been generating more sales for Dallas-based Barrington Gifts of Distinction, which is offering a personalized gifts fund-raising proposition to help charities in the current depressed economy. When Time magazine recently featured a photo of a White House aide carrying Barrington’s vegetable-tanned leather Captain’s Bag off the plane, Barrington’s orders began to “take-off.” Pleased by strong sales in the current down economy, Barrington started a program that the President would certainly approve: At www.Barrington-Direct.com, shoppers who have an authorized access code for participating charities, receive dealer wholesale pricing (50% off retail), and Barrington donates 30% of all sales dollars to participating charities. The President received his Captain’s bag while attending the Presidential Debate at Ole Miss University during his Fall 2008 election campaign. One little bag can do a lot of good when it is in the right man’s hands.

(Vocus/PRWEB ) July 20, 2009 — President Obama’s personal carry-on bag for Air Force One trips has been generating more sales for Dallas-based Barrington Gifts of Distinction, which is offering a personalized gifts fund-raising proposition to help charities in the current depressed economy. When Time magazine recently featured a photo of a White House aide carrying Barrington’s vegetable-tanned leather Captain’s Bag off the plane, Barrington’s orders began to “take-off.” Pleased by strong sales in the current down economy, Barrington started a program that the President would certainly approve: At www.Barrington-Direct.com, shoppers who have an authorized access code for participating charities, receive dealer wholesale pricing (50% off retail), and Barrington donates 30% of all sales dollars to participating charities.

The President received his Captain’s bag while attending the Presidential Debate at Ole Miss University during his Fall 2008 election campaign. One little bag can do a lot of good when it is in the right man’s hands. Barrington’s founders, Gil Sheehan and David Gowdey, are pleased by this celebrity “endorsement.” “My favorite part of the photo is the hang tag that says ‘The President.’ That was his doing,” says Gowdey. The small, privately held, $5M/year company supplies premium, personalized leather gifts and writing instruments to the consumer and business market, and like most small businesses, has had to innovate to survive in this economy. Corporate event and gift budgets are being cut, and several of its blue-chip customers such as Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns, no longer exist.

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