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With a New Outlook on Life, This BP Shares Her Story

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Meet Anne From a young age, Anne, a former special education teacher from Atlanta, Georgia, learned about compassion and care through her mother’s actions, as mom and daughter accompanied one another to local events in support of improving the community. Even back then, by her mother’s side, Anne understood that some kids are less fortunate than others. And, unlike Anne’s own experiences growing up, many children sadly lacked the necessary parental support, unconditional love, and consistent guidance from a trusted adult, they so deserve. After the birth of Anne’s sons, Wesley and Drew, she was excited to carry on the values learned from her mother, Evelyn. Not only did Anne want to provide her own sons with the love and care they needed to ensure they thrived in life, but she wanted to teach them the value of giving back. “After losing a kidney to renal cancer in 2004, I…

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Four tips for a bigger Bowl for Kids’ Sake event

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Four tips for a bigger Bowl for Kids’ Sake event Bowl for Kids’ Sake (BFKS) is the annual signature fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. It’s an opportunity for Bigs and Littles to connect and invite others who may be interested in being a part of this mission of helping kids. What’s more, for Neora Brand Partners, the Neora Ripple Foundation matches a percentage of funds raised by all Brand Partners during their BFKS event. You may be thinking, “This is cool, so how do I get started?” Check out these four tips for a successful Bowl for Kids’ Sake event. Tip one: Set a team fundraising goal. It’s important to have a clear, concise team fundraising goal. After registering your team, it’s the next important task on your list. Set goals for the team and individuals, then aim to surpass them. Hannah Neel, Fundraising Assistant with Big Brothers…

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Proud to Serve

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BP Hosts BFKS Event for 2nd Year and Bowls with her Little to Strike the Perfect Match We’re off to a great year of fundraising for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Neora Brand Partners were part of another successful Bowl for Kids’ Sake Event in March in Jackson County, Michigan. Independent Brand Partner Darlene LaVoy hosted the event, and her enthusiastic team raised a whopping $5,150. BBBS of Jackson County recognized her with their Supporter of the Year Award for hosting BFKS two years in a row! Committed to Neora Darlene has been a Neora Independent Brand Partner since 2014 and raves about using our Youth Factor, EHT and Prolistic wellness products for keeping her feeling her best! She is also a U.S. Air Force veteran having served three years overseas, married to Lanse and a proud mom to her daughter Courtney, who recently graduated from Purdue University. So, it…

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Meet a Couple that Cares!

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Neora Independent Brand Partners are a Caring Couple in a Big Way! On Saturday, March 17, 2018, Neora Independent Brand Partners Dr. Bob Corcetti and his wife Kathy hosted an exciting Bowl for Kids’ Sake team event to fundraise for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Their small but mighty Neora Team of five showed up to “strike it big” along with other BBBS Bigs and Littles. In one afternoon, they raised $3,066. Bob and Kathy have been Bigs to Littles Sam and Lizzy for over one year now. The children lost their father, so their whole family has been in the process of healing. At the March BFKS event, Sam and Lizzy got into the team spirit of fundraising and even learned how to bowl better, thanks to tips from Dr. Bob who runs a local chiropractic clinic and often recommends Neora’s age-fighting skincare…

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Neora Ripple Foundation: Making Lives Better Around the World

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Speaking at Dillard University, actor Denzel Washington encouraged the graduating class with these words: “Don’t just aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference”. Neora Brand Partners and corporate staff have also been encouraged to do the same thing since the company’s inception in 2011. Our company vision and philosophy is “Making People Better.” Here are some of the major highlights from 2017 as we live out that mission and our core values. More than $643,000 was raised for two of our Neora Ripple Foundation philanthropic partners, Big Brothers Big Sisters (associated in U.S., Canada, Australia, and Austria) and World Vision International (associated in Mexico, Colombia, and South Korea). And, $65,275 of that total was raised during our annual Get Real conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The majority of funds were raised through monthly donations from our Independent Brand Partners. Many Brand Partners and their friends also participated in Big Brothers Big Sisters’…

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Make a Resolution that Ripples: Become A Big

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Every new year, you may be filled with resolutions to become a better person. One resolution we at the Neora Ripple Foundation can suggest is to become a “Big,” or mentor, for non-profit organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and January happens to be National Mentoring Month. In the past, we’ve featured Ripple Stories in which the people involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters mention a sense of fulfillment that comes from knowing that they’re making a difference in someone else’s life. Still, you may be on the fence about getting involved as a Big. We understand! It’s a big commitment. So, make sure you’re up for the task by considering these three things as you begin a special mentor relationship. Be authentically interested in building the relationship Kids can tell if you’re genuinely interested in them. Big Sister Jesse would offer rides to her Little Sister Jasmine so…

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North Carolina Brand Partners Hold Bowl for Kids’ Sake Event

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Graham and Swain County Independent Brand Partners held a Bowl for Kids’ Sake (BFKS) event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina on Nov. 5, 2016. This was the first BFKS event for the Graham and Swain County branch, and it was a success! The Nerium team (one of eight at the event) was successful in using the online fundraising vehicle to gather support from other Independent Brand Partners. The funds raised at this event will help support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina’s new school mentoring program. Graham County started its program this fall. Both counties are in a rural, mountainous area of North Carolina. A great portion of the area is part of a Cherokee reservation and Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The Brand Partners concentrated on recruiting business and civic teams in the area to great success! Total donations for the BFKS event…

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A Special Honor for a Devoted
Big Brother

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Independent Brand Partner Steve Engleman was recognized as Big of the Year at the annual The Big Event and Impact Awards this month at Greektown Casino and Hotel in downtown Detroit. Steve became a Big Brother in January 2015 when he was matched with a 9-year-old boy named Seth. Steve was inspired to become a big by a mentor of his own who promised him that becoming a Big would be one of the most rewarding and gratifying experiences of his life. “The experience has been nothing short of amazing,” said Steve. “It has given me more than I ever imagined and provided me with the ability to make a difference in another person’s future. My relationship with my little, Seth, has grown and we have built a strong friendship based on trust and mutual interest in helping Seth grow and stay on course for reaching his goals.” Seth and…

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A Letter from BJ Choi

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Dear Nerium Brand Partner, Since the beginning, Nerium has been a company rooted in people. Not only do we work together in our businesses sharing the freedom of the Nerium Opportunity with others, but we pull together to make a real difference in our community. I urge you to keep working for this cause. It is easy to get sidetracked with our own lives, but we must never forget that our children need our help. Time is of the essence, there are children whose futures depend on the selflessness of our hearts. Let’s do this for them. Let’s do this for the well-being of our beloved community. Thank you, BJ Choi General Manager, Korea Nerium International

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