Walking the Talk: Nerium Ripple Foundation is Committed to Making People Better

By September 29, 2017Ripple Stories

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American poet Maya Angelou once wrote, “I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” From day one, Nerium International has believed, valued, and supported personal growth through giving back. “When you create positive improvements in your life,” says Chief Marketing Officer Amber Olson Rourke, “you’re creating positive ripples that spread out all around you, like a pebble of positivity dropped in a pond.” Sure, it’s a tough goal to set for oneself but together Nerium International, its Independent Brand Partners, and Nerium Ripple Foundation are walking the talk.

With a vision of Making People Better on a global basis, age-defying skincare and wellness company Nerium International created the Nerium Ripple Foundation in 2015. Since then, Independent Brand Partners have collectively contributed $4.5 million USD showing their commitment to serving the community through its partnerships with Big Brothers Big Sisters, World Vision International (WVI), and Success Foundation. “We can always do more, be more, achieve more,” Rourke said. “Positively impacting the lives of others drives and motivates our every action.”

Our Nerium Ripple Foundation partner in the United States, Canada, and Australia is Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) – an organization providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships with a goal of changing their lives for the better. Along with voluntary personal donations, Nerium International Independent Brand Partners host and participate in annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake events to help fund local chapters. This is BBBSA’s signature fundraiser held at different venues across the nation all year long. “Nerium International is delighted to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters to support at-risk children in the mentoring program, and we’re thrilled to bring our Independent Brand Partners as potential new ‘Bigs’ into the fold,” Nerium International’s Chief Leadership Officer Renee Olson said.

In Mexico, South Korea, and Colombia, the Nerium Ripple Foundation partners with World Vision International – a nonprofit organization delivering emergency response programming as needed for international disasters. WVI is a humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and thier communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

Nerium International Independent Brand Partners in Mexico, for instance, have participated in the WVI volunteer mission trips to rural villages, and in 2015, the group helped build two rainwater cisterns for community residents. Each tank provides water for about 100 families during the dry winter season. The groups also brought toys, clothes, and dental hygiene supplies. “With the help of Nerium and its Independent Brand Partners’ commitment and support, we will impact the lives and conditions of those who need it most, while helping to diminish the causes of poverty and injustice,” said Armando Marquez, Institutional Development Manager, World Vision México.

shutterstock_561483190During Nerium International’s annual Get Real conference, the Nerium Ripple Foundation hosts The Slight Edge for Teens Workshop, in partnership with the Success Foundation. Youths from ages 12 to 17 discover key concepts of The Slight Edge – a New York Times bestselling book authored by Nerium International CEO and Founder Jeff Olson – in an engaging and interactive manner that they can share with friends. The Slight Edge for Teens Workshop teaches kids a new way of thinking that enables them to make the daily decisions that will lead them to the success and happiness they desire. “In the beginning, you don’t know each other well but it gets really fun,” said 13-year old Ryan from Dallas, who attended the 2017 workshop. “It was easy to make friends because everyone is shy and kind of nervous but you just start a conversation and you have a friend. BOOM!”

Success for Teens: Real Teens Talk About Using The Slight Edge is available in e-book and .mp3 download. For more information click here. The Nerium Ripple Foundation provides many opportunities to make a personal difference in the world. Reaching out to help make someone else’s day better or ease suffering will have a lasting effect on you. For it is in giving that we receive.

If you want to be part of the ripples of change, get involved! In the meantime, follow the Nerium Ripple Foundation by connecting with these social pages:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neriumripplefoundation

Twitter: https://twitter.com/@NeriumRippleFDN

Instagram: https://instagram.com/Nerium_Ripple_Foundation/

By “making life better” for one person, we inspire them to do the same, in turn creating a ripple effect. Individually, we are taking responsibility but collectively we can change the world. Join us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During Nerium International’s annual Get Real conference, the Nerium Ripple Foundation hosts The Slight Edge for Teens Workshop, in partnership with the Success Foundation. Youth from ages 12 to 17 discover key concepts of The Slight Edge – a New York Times bestselling book authored by Nerium International CEO and Founder Jeff Olson – in an engaging and interactive manner that they can share with friends. The Slight Edge for Teens Workshop teaches kids a new way of thinking that enables them to make the daily decisions that will lead them to the success and happiness they desire. “It’s kind of awkward in the beginning. You don’t know each other but it gets really fun,” said 13-year old Ryan from Dallas, who attended the 2017 workshop. “It was easy to make friends because everyone is shy and kind of nervous but you just start a conversation and you have a friend. BOOM!”

Success for Teens: Real Teens Talk About Using The Slight Edge is available in e-book and .mp3 download. For more information click here.

The Nerium Ripple Foundation provides many opportunities to make a personal difference in the world. Reaching out to help make someone else’s day better or ease suffering will have a lasting effect on you. For it is in giving that we receive, said Francis of Assisi sometime before 1226.

If you want to be part of the ripples of change, get involved! In the meantime, follow the Nerium Ripple Foundation by connecting with these social pages:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neriumripplefoundation
Twitter: https://twitter.com/@NeriumRippleFDN
Instagram: https://instagram.com/Nerium_Ripple_Foundation/

By “making life better” for one person, we inspire them to do the same, in turn creating a ripple effect. Individually, we are taking responsibility but collectively we can change the world. Join us!

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