Addison-based Nerium International loves giving back to the community, and the employees are passionate about helping as well. Recently, Nerium International partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star to host the Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraising tournament, which raised $5,000. Nerium’s philanthropic organization The Ripple Foundation matched the funds, making the total contribution to help at-risk children $10,000. In addition, nine new “Bigs” were recruited at the bowling tournament.
“Nerium is delighted to raise money for BBBS Lone Star to support at-risk children in the program, but we are also thrilled to bring nine new Bigs into the fold,” said Renee Olson, Nerium International chief leadership officer. “As a result of the bowling tournament, we are grateful that more Texas children will be mentored through Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star.”
Olsen herself is a Big Sister, and she enjoyed bowling with her Little Sister, Ryan, at the event. The money raised from Bowl for Kids’ Sake will support ten at-risk children in the BBBS Texas Program for one year. BBBS Lone Star is the largest BBBS agency in the world, servicing cities across Texas, impacted approximately 30,000 children, volunteers and families through 20 offices in 100 Texas counties.
Big Brothers Big Sisters has worked for 111 years to provide children facing adversity with strong, professionally supported one-on-one mentoring relationships to change their lives for the better. Children in the program have achieved educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Currently, more than 300 BBBS agencies in the U.S. are serving nearly 170,000 children (Littles), their families, and 170,000 volunteer mentors (Bigs).
Nerium International is the nation’s largest corporate donor and champion of Big Brothers Big Sisters America. They are a global relationship marketing company with age-defying products created in cutting-edge research and science. Since the company was founded in 2011, it has shattered industry records for sales by developing a strong customer base in North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific markets. After just four years, Nerium has generated $1 billion in cumulative sales. They are committed to distributing an excellent product line and providing their Independent Brand Partners with a life-changing business opportunity through relationship marketing.
Making a difference in the community can be as simple as one person volunteering their time to be a mentor, and Nerium International is doing its part to make this world a better place.