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A Letter of Gratitude from BBBS!

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President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Pam Iorio gives thanks to Nerium International and the Nerium Ripple Foundation for supporting the country’s oldest and most effective mentoring organization.   At Thanksgiving, we reflect on the year that is nearly over and recount what we have to be thankful for in our lives. At Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, we are most thankful for our volunteers. Despite living busy lives – many of our Big Brothers and Big Sisters have children of their own, some are college students, and many more are hardworking professionals – our Bigs find time to spend an hour or so a week with a child who needs the guidance of a caring adult. Looking Back This has been a hard year in many ways across our nationwide Network. Many of our staff members, Bigs, and Littles were affected by the fires…

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Imagine the Ripple You Can Make

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Here at the Nerium Ripple Foundation, we can show you many quotes from Nerium International Brand Partners who’ve chosen to dedicate their time and their support to mentoring kids in their communities. From a weekend museum trip to just hanging out and spending time together during the week, being a mentor to a child can help kids with their self-esteem as well as improve their relationship with family, teachers, and friends. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that mission? Many of Nerium International’s Independent Brand Partners couldn’t agree more, which is why they take the time to volunteer as Bigs and help kids realize their potential and their futures with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA). This is what some of our Brand Partners had to say about their rewarding experiences acting as Bigs to their Littles. “It has given me more than I ever imagined and provided me with the ability to make a…

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Good News Detroit: Bowling to Uplift the Community Through Bowl for Kids’ Sake

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Recently, Nerium International Independent Brand Partners Rosa and Steve Engelman helped organize their second successful Bowl For Kids’ Sake event at Imperial Lanes in Clinton Township, Michigan. Together, with matching funds from Nerium, the couple delivered more than $10,000 to Big Brother Big Sisters (BBBS) of Metropolitan Detroit. “It always makes us and everyone who participates feel great to help out in such a fun way,” Steve said. “We know this event directly goes to help match kids with Bigs, so it’s worth all the effort to pull it off.” Steve added that turnout and support were strong from friends and family but the couple is hoping more local Independent Brand Partners will come out next year! Come Together As a Big Brother, Steve loves to participate in Bowl for Kids’ Sake to help his local agency raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Steve became a Big Brother in…

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The Future Looks Bright with SUCCESS for Teens

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Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nerium International Jeff Olson is the author of the bestselling book The Slight Edge, which was developed into a handbook for kids ages 12 to 17. SUCCESS for Teens is designed to help young people across America learn how to clearly define goals and practice the simple, “slight-edge” disciplines for higher achievement in academics and sports while improving social skills and reaching personal success. “We are proud to have partnered with the SUCCESS Foundation to pursue an initiative of bettering our teens. In conjunction with SUCCESS Foundation, we’ve held free workshops for thousands of teens across the United States,” Olson said. “We’ve also supported the foundation’s goal of donating more than two million free copies of SUCCESS for Teens to tomorrow’s achievers.” Among those who have benefited from SUCCESS for Teens are the aging-out foster kids who attend the Excellerate Youth Development Program, a 16-week…

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

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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…

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Loving, Caring and Sharing is a Family Business: One NMD Shares Her Story

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For many people, yoga represents a conscious connection to self and to life. If you’re feeling philosophical or spiritual, you may agree with Big Shakti – a website offering expert resources and products to help you achieve optimal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health – that yoga reveals the “luminous intelligence and the beauty that lies within us.” It’s this beauty that lies within her and her enthusiasm to connect with others that motivated Kira to start her own business as a chair-yoga instructor for the elderly after becoming a National Marketing Director with Nerium International. Kira is BIG on this sort of thing – building and developing relationships – which is why she also decided to become a “Big” with non-profit organization Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) with her local Indianapolis chapter. BBBS provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their…

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