Neora is committed to making people better, not only through our transformational skincare and wellness products, but also through our devotion to servant leadership and supporting our communities around the world through the Neora Ripple Foundation.
One of our proudest partnerships is with Big Brothers Big Sisters, an organization that helps children realize their potential and build their futures. Neora and its Independent Brand Partners have raised more than $5 million dollars for Big Brothers Big Sisters since our partnership began in 2012. Because of the generosity of Neora Brand Partners, BBBS has been able to support 5,000 mentoring relationships for Bigs and Littles in communities across the United States and Canada. In 2019 Neora expects to donate nearly $400,000, supporting even more one-to-one mentoring relationships!
According to Pam Lorio, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, “Our partnership with Neora continues to flourish due to alignment in our missions. Neora is in the business of changing lives, and at Big Brothers Big Sisters, we are inspiring and igniting the potential in children’s lives. We appreciate the support from Neora’s leadership and their passion for our mentoring programs.”
Donations are Just the Beginning
Neora Co-Founder and Chief Leadership Officer Renee Olson and her little Ryan served as the Point of Light – an honor given to the Big and Little chosen to share their story at an event for top BBBS community-supporters. Renee and Ryan continue to be a shining example of the power of what the Neora Ripple Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America are striving to accomplish together. Being a Big has been one of the most rewarding things Renee has experienced and has inspired others to volunteer as well.
Brand Partners around the United States and Canada work closely with local BBBS agencies to host their annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake events, one of the organization’s biggest fundraising activities. Neora pledged to match every dollar raised at each individual event, up to $3,000,* making this year’s Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraising a big success with $74,000 raised!
In addition to local fundraising, each year Neora starts its annual conference with the goal of raising $100,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters over a three-day period! Thanks to our amazing Brand Partners in attendance, we closed out this year’s conference with a total of $100,249 in donations. Donating at events has become an incredible way for our Brand Partners to connect with the mission, and in addition to our annual conference, on September 20-21, Neora hosted its first-ever Power Training event in Long Beach, CA. Then, on October 11-12 we took our next stop on the tour to Indianapolis. Brand Partners from around the country gathered together for power-packed training delivered by industry-leading experts. At these two events, we spread the word about our partnership with BBBS and raised $13,000 towards our annual goal! This amazing feat of generosity could not have been achieved without the philanthropic spirit of the Neora Family that has become a cornerstone of the culture at Neora.
As an extra motivation for giving, we launched a special promotion for our Brand Partners to help raise support for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Anyone who qualified to attend our incentive trip had the opportunity to enter to win a free excursion when they increased their donation in April and May. We are so thankful to everyone who participated – these donations, large or small, make a huge impact in the lives of others! The winner was Lisa Oberempt from San Leandro, California.
Make a Difference
Our Brand Partners know that every dollar raised toward this cause makes a difference. On top of donations garnered at events and with local agencies, the spirit of giving continues with our Monthly Contribution Program where Brand Partners can opt-in to have donations automatically deducted from their monthly commissions. To date, more than 1,000 Neora Brand Partners in the United States and Canada have raised over $180,000 in monthly contributions that have truly changed lives of hundreds of children across the globe.
The partnership between Neora and Big Brothers Big Sisters has cultivated a passion for making people better through the power of one person creating a positive ripple that makes a big difference in the lives of many. These positive ripples come in the form of volunteering as mentors, becoming a donor or volunteering at events. The success of 2019 would not have been possible without our amazing Neora Family. We are in awe of the generosity and dedication to the spirit of giving that we see each day from every member of the Neora Family, and we can’t wait to see what 2020 will bring.
*Neora matches up to $3,000 per event with a maximum total match of $50,000.