A Force For Good Across The Globe
July 08, 2014
Nu Skin celebrated its 30th anniversary by inviting its employees and sales leaders to perform local service aimed at helping children in need. The anniversary month kicked off with the company’s annual Force for Good Day and continued with 30-days of giving through June. With the aim of creating smiles for children in need, the Nu Skin family’s local outreach efforts ranged from assembling thousands of education kits to reaching out to chronically ill children.
“At the heart of our business is our mission to be a force for good by empowering people to improve lives, so it seemed fitting to celebrate our 30th anniversary by coming together to be a force for good in our local communities,” said Truman Hunt, president and chief executive officer. “As we look forward to the next 30 years, we are optimistic about our ability to continue to improve people’s lives through our innovative products, rewarding business opportunities, and uplifting culture.”
Nu Skin’s global regions provided aid and support for children by improving health, education, economic opportunity and/or disaster relief in their local communities.
· Canada: Nu Skin Canada hosted its 2nd annual Nu Skin Force for Good Butterfly Day at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. Thirteen families, including 13 children with Epidermolysis Bullosa, participated in a scavenger hunt and made crafts to help DEBRA Canada raise awareness for EB and, of course, give them support and comfort.
· United States: Nu Skin North America assembled educational kits for 30 Title I Schools, adding up to nearly 10,000 kits, 630 learning kits and more than 5,000 children’s books
· EMEA: At the EMEA headquarters in Belgium, employees and distributors purchased more than 3,000 meals for mothers and young children with financial difficulties.
· Northern Europe: Nu Skin Northern Europe hosted three events in Oslo, London and Copenhagen to fund 30 beds in a Romanian orphanage.
· Germany: Nu Skin Germany employees assisted in funding a benefit concert for cancer-stricken children. Employees and their families helped with registration and raised money to support the organization.
· Hungary: Nu Skin employees painted one of the most successful children’s sport clubs. Budapest Honved Sport Club has produced 42 Olympic champions; however, the club does not have enough funds to renovate the property. Nu Skin employees purchased supplies and renovated the club for the hundreds of children who attend.
· Russia: Nu Skin Russia supported 300 children in Moscow boarding schools who have articulation and speech disorders. Employees served lunches, donated toys and sponsored sport competitions. Nu Skin Russia also cleaned and landscaped school grounds.
· South Africa: Employees partnered with Siyandlulisa, a ministry organization, to educate and feed street children. Employees donated toys, books, food and children’s clothing to the community library.
· Greater China: Employees volunteered to bring gifts and spend Children’s Day with nearly 8,500 pupils attending the Fengxian Starlight Primary School and 15 NU Hope Schools. Also, Nu Skin Greater China recycled more than 20,000 empty bottles of Nu Skin product to improve environmental responsibility.
· Taiwan: Nu Skin Taiwan employees joined with the Eden Social Welfare Foundation to participate in activities that benefit Ai Di Conservation Center residents who have disabilities.
· Japan: Nu Skin employees assembled 7,500 “Kits for Kids” and “Smile Libraries” for 39 elementary schools. Employees also donated books and bookshelves to elementary-aged children.
Southeast Asia and Pacific
· Pacific Region: Nu Skin Pacific Region’s 30 employees donated 30 boxes of clothing to the Australian Red Cross as part of its Winter Appeal campaign.
· Indonesia: Nu Skin employees in Indonesia celebrated the recovery of families served by the Children’s Heart Fund by taking children and their parents to Kidzania, an educational indoor theme park. The Children’s Heart Fund provides funds for lifesaving corrective heart surgeries for underprivileged children suffering from congenital heart disease.
· Malaysia: Nu Skin Malaysia participated in a blood drive and arranged visits with children who benefitted from the Southeast Asia Children’s Heart Fund. Employees cleaned the families’ living spaces and prepared a celebratory feast.
· Philippines: Nu Skin employees assembled back-to-school kits for children who are associated with the CHILD Foundation, a local heart fund organization. Students received new school supplies including a bag and lunch kit.
· Singapore: Nu Skin Singapore hosted movie screenings for 30 families with chronically ill children and assembled Nu Skin Smile Packs for pediatric cardiac patients.
· Vietnam: Nu Skin Vietnam donated school bags to children with heart disease and visited local hospitals to uplift chronically ill patients.