Thanks to all you good Nerium folk, we’ve done it once again! We have not only reached, but we’ve exceeded our fundraising goal of $1,000,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters (America’s largest volunteer supported mentoring network helping children achieve educational success, higher aspirations, better confidence and better relationships)! What’s not to love?!
This year, we raised more than $400K with “Bowl for Kids’ Sake”, BBBS’s most prominent fundraising initiative, which raised over $24M for the organization nationwide! We participated in 17 markets and provided corporate matching incentives and national sponsorships. Brand Partners (like your good selves) donated an additional $300,000 out of their commission checks in the organization’s largest employee giving program. Amazing!!!
Nerium also raised over $30,000 through our inaugural “Lemonade for Littles” program that encouraged and promoted youth philanthropy and entrepreneurship.
“This is an organization that equips each of our Brand Partners with the possibility of literally changing a life. We believe the biggest ripple you can create is impacting the life of someone else. That is what the Nerium Ripple is all about: creating a positive difference in the lives of others,” says Amber Olson Rourke, Nerium’s Chief Marketing Officer.
“Nerium’s fundraising efforts have made a significant impact on our organization,” said Pam Iorio, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. “It’s been proven that the influence of a Big Brother or Big Sister dramatically decreases the use of illegal drugs, alcohol and absenteeism at school, making children more confident and goal-oriented, while also enhancing their family relationships. We look forward to expanding our partnership with Nerium and continuing to work with a team of people who are truly dedicated to giving back to those whoneed it most.”
With thousands of Nerium Brand Partners gathered at Long Beach, donations poured in to help push us over the $1,000,000 goal in just 3 days!
What an amazing feeling being part of this wonderfully innovative, generous and generally awesome organization! Over $1M this year? We can’t wait to see what we can do next year!
[And remember, to continue to make a difference, keep donating through the monthly contribution option in your Online Business Center].
To find out more about Big Brothers and Big Sisters, click HERE.