I’m not a what you might call a fashionable runner. In fact, I’m usually happy if I don’t actively clash. When MPG offered me the opportunity to try a couple of their items and review them, I jumped at the chance. I loved the idea of actually looking pulled together when running. But there was another reason I really wanted to help promote this company: I like their charitable goals.
Here’s some information on the charitable part of their company. Mondetta Charity Foundation:
Our founders were all born in the East African countries of Kenya and Uganda and have decided to support an an orphanage in the former and a school in the latter. Most of the children directly benefiting from the MCF’s efforts have either lost their parents to AIDS or are themselves living with the disease that has ravaged most of the African continent. One percent of total MPG sales are contributed to the MCF, which is a completely separate entity from the parent company, Mondetta, meaning all operating and administration costs are covered by the company and all donated funds received go directly where they should: to help those in need.
Both items are cute and well-made. I bought them to wear together and that doesn’t quite work, but that’s really my only “complaint”. The skirt is awesome, as I’ve mentioned before. It’s comfy and cute and feminine. The undershorts fit like a snug brief and don’t move at all while I’m running. Sometimes the waistband slides up (I’m super short waisted), but as soon as I’m warmed up (read: sweaty), I can readjust it and then it stays where I like it. Seriously, this skirt may convert me to running skirts.
I haven’t worn the shirt as often as the skirt. It’s really adorable with some nice details, but it fits me a bit tighter than I’d like and is a bit too long. Just a note for when you are choosing from their site – the small in this shirt is truly a small. I’m still trying to figure out which of my bottoms it looks right with (I know that’s a shock – that I actually care LOL).
Here’s how to enter:
MANDATORY (one comment for each please!):
1. Be or become a follower of MCM Mama
2. “Like” MPG on Facebook
Don’t want to wait to win or can’t decide what one thing you might want? MPG has generously provided all my readers with a discount code for 25% off. Valid for a onetime purchase until May 31st, 2011. Just enter: mcmmamalovesmpg
Small Print: Giveaway ends at midnight on Saturday, May 7th. Winner will be chosen at random and notified on the blog by May 9th (I will also do my best to email or comment on your blog, but I make no promises.) Giveaway open to residents of the United States and Canada.
Disclaimer: Items were provided to me free of charge by Mondetta for review. Giveaway item also provided at no cost to me. Opinions are my own.