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Posted @ 4/24/2013 8:01 AM By Special Guest
By Kelly Brown
“When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.” – Rabbi Harold Kushner
This Thursday, April 25, is Pay it Forward Day 2013.
When you “pay it forward,” you do a good deed for another and ask the beneficiary of that good deed to repay the kindness to others. It becomes an endless chain of kindness, hope, and generosity. If you’re familiar with Scentsy, you know one of our core values is generosity. We define generosity as a willingness to give more than you take. Sometimes you give with money. Sometimes you give your time. Sometimes you give with a simple look and a smile to another that says, “Keep going. You’ve got this.” The important thing is to give.
This will be the third year that Scentsy’s owners, Heidi and Orville Thompson, have given each Scentsy employee $10 to “pay it forward.” Many of our employees combine efforts to make a larger donation to a worthwhile cause or add the ...
Posted @ 3/19/2013 8:56 AM By Julianne Stewart
Scentsy’s Spring/Summer Catalog is overflowing with new and exciting products; one that we are positively beaming about is the new charitable cause warmer, Forget-Me-Not. This aptly named warmer benefits a cause close to our hearts, Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a cruel disease, robbing individuals of the very essence of who they are: their memories. Alzheimer’s affects 54 percent of families. Scentsy will donate $8 USD from the sale of each Forget-Me-Not warmer to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.
This unique warmer features intricately carved flowers around its base and is covered in a calming blue transparent glaze, highlighting the detail of each flower. An additional flower grouping made of hand-painted metal sits on top of the blue backdrop.
The Independent Consultants who make up the Scentsy Family nominate charities they would like to honor with a Scentsy charitable cause product., Here are what a few are saying about the For ...
Posted @ 3/14/2013 8:58 AM By Julie Hahn
Over the years, we’ve heard so many great stories about how Consultants and customers bring joy to kids’ lives with Scentsy Buddies – there have been amazing fundraisers, generous donations to children who are ill, and gifts to children who have lost their homes in natural disasters.
We recently received an especially sweet email from Utah Consultant Amanda Greener about the Ogden Christmas Box House, which has a unique program that makes use of snuggly Scentsy Buddies. Greener’s email included a letter from a transitional therapist there who explained the program:
"In March 2009, four very special children were adopted from foster care. They were siblings ages 9, 7, 4, and almost 2. They were old enough to understand that they were being adopted, but not exactly what it meant. They were going to be members of a new family and have a new name. Due to their history of abuse, neglect, and abandonment, they were scared to come to court and were skeptical of ‘the adoption&rs ...
Posted @ 1/29/2013 12:21 AM By Julie Hahn
In honor of the Special Olympics Winter World Games,buy a Champion Charitable Cause Warmer this week and Scentsy will gift one to a Special Olympics Athlete!
Today is a huge day for more than 2,300 athletes — it’s the opening day of the 10th Special Olympics World Winter Games! The 152-strong U.S. and 101–strong Canada contingent are there, participating in alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, speed skating, figure skating, floor hockey, and a floor ball demonstration.
Like every Olympics, the winter games promises to be phenomenal: full of excitement, achievement, and the thrill of accomplishment. And if you’ve purchased Scentsy’s Charitable Cause Warmer, Champion, you’re part of it all, too! That’s because $8 from every purchase of Champion goes to Special Olympics International.
But don’t worry — if you haven’t bought Champion yet, you still have time to support this amazing cause and twice the re ...
Posted @ 12/21/2012 3:36 AM By Tara Andrus
A few weeks ago we asked you who your champion is. We felt so privileged to receive dozens of heart- warming stories of your family and friends who have battled illness, injury and hardships of all kind, but still manage to show great courage and strength.
For more than 50 years, Special Olympics International has helped millions of individuals realize their dreams of becoming champions. We want to encourage you to likewise let the champions in your life know of their greatness. Doing this can be as simple as giving a neighborhood child a high-five when they make a basket in driveway basketball or sending a former teacher a note to let them know they made a difference.
Today we honor your champions with the words you used to describe them. Below is a list of all the champions you wrote to us about along with what you find inspiring about them. Find your champion in the list below and send them this blog link to let them know how special ...
Posted @ 12/19/2012 7:22 AM By Tara Andrus
This photo was sent to us by a Scentsy Consultant who, after receiving so much kindness and generosity during the illness of her husband and daughter, was able to pay it forward by donating 423 Scentsy Buddies to Boston-area hospitals including Dana Farber and Norwood.
We only wish we could see the smiling face of each child who received a new Scentsy Buddy this holiday season!
Thank you for your generosity!
Posted @ 12/4/2012 1:18 AM By Julianne Stewart
What is a Champion? The dictionary tells us that a champion is “…the victor in a challenge, contest or competition.” What if that challenge is something not chosen—undergone without any training, conditioning or instruction manual?
Let me tell you about my little champion. Devin was born in 2002 with Down syndrome. As is the case with many other children with this diagnosis, his struggles began early with medical issues including a large hole is his heart. After months of fighting off illness, open-heart surgery was performed and he was quick to recover. With that enormous obstacle out of the way, he had weekly therapy appointments to help him learn the basic developmental and physical skills like any other toddler.
While this on-going challenge has taken a lot of time, effort and frustration, Devin has found humor, pleasure and laughter in every step. He has taught all of us to look at any challenge and have fun with it. Here are a few examples:
Posted @ 10/1/2012 1:44 AM By Julie Hahn
Have you had a chance to check out Scentsy’s new Charitable Cause Warmer, Champion? If you purchase it this season, you’ll be helping the Special Olympics, a worldwide organization that has helped thousands of people with intellectual disabilities achieve their dreams – including athletes in Scentsy’s home state of Idaho. I checked in with Matt Caropino, the sports and training manager for Special Olympics Idaho, to find out how Champion can make a difference in the lives of athletes who want to discover the champions within themselves.
It’s no small feat to go to the World Games, which will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea, in 2013. Idaho is sending three athletes: Brandon Staley of Boise will compete in snowboarding, Andrea Mousseau of Pinehurst in alpine skiing, and Jerry Smith of Bellevue in Nordic skiing. All three of these athletes won gold in their event at Idaho’s statewide competition to earn a spot at the World Games.
Special Olympics athletes at the 2011 ...
Posted @ 8/7/2012 8:33 AM By Julie Hahn
August is your last chance to help fight heart disease with Scentsy’s Heartfelt Charitable Cause Warmer! This elegant warmer is available until August 31 in the Scentsy Spring/Summer 2012 catalog, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each Heartfelt warmer goes toward the American Heart Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
We’re not ready to announce how much we’ve raised (stay tuned!), but we will say that our customers and Consultants have really stepped up. When you think about how many people are affected with cardiovascular disease — nearly 500,000 women die from it each year in the United States alone — it’s easy to see why this particular warmer has resonated with so many.
According to the American Heart Association, women are particularly inclined to ignore the signs of heart disease because they have a tendency to put other people first. There are always husbands and partners who need us, children who take priority, and friends and ...