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Published: Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011
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MERIDIAN, Idaho, Apr 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Scentsy Family Foundation, the charitable giving arm of the rapidly growing home fragrance company, will present the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) with a check in the amount of $613,177 on April 18, 2011 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Meridian, Idaho . This donation is Scentsy's largest cash contribution to date and is part of the company's overarching goal to donate $1 million to breast cancer charities across the country by 2013.
Scentsy's flagship product is a scented, wickless candle heated in a decorative ceramic warmer. The company introduces a new warmer every six months to honor and raise funds for a national charity. Scentsy's "Love, Life, Hope" Charitable Cause Warmer from the company's Fall/Winter 2010 Catalog was designed to spread a message of hope to breast cancer survivors and their families.
"When we introduced the 'Love, Life, Hope' cause warmer, we had no idea it would surpass our goal of a half million dollars," said Heidi Thompson, president and co-owner of Scentsy.
From September 2010 through February 2011, Scentsy's network of more than 100,000 Independent Consultants sold thousands of the company's "Love, Life, Hope" Charitable Cause Warmer in support of NBCF. Scentsy made a contribution for each "Love, Life, Hope" warmer sold.
Scentsy CEO Orville Thompson said, "This donation represents an important step toward early detection and mammogram screening for women who might not otherwise receive these services. We hope our customers, Consultants, and communities will join us in reaching our goal of raising $1 million to help the fight against breast cancer." The formal check presentation, titled 'beCAUSE for NBCF', will bring together Scentsy executives, employees, Scentsy Consultants and the NBCF founders for an hour-long celebration focused on honoring those affected by breast cancer and the hope this donation represents.
Janelle Hail, founder and CEO of the National Breast Cancer Foundation said, "Our mission is to save lives through early detection and education programs.
Many women don't have the means or knowledge to fight breast cancer alone, so when companies like Scentsy recognize our mission with such impressive support and generosity it gives us hope and strength to continue the fight against breast cancer." About Scentsy, Inc.
Scentsy, Inc. is a rapidly growing party plan company offering a variety of home fragrance products. The simplicity and value of its flagship product, scented, wickless candles heated in decorative ceramic warmers, provides a better alternative to burning wicked candles in the home and office. What began in 2004 in a 40-foot ocean container on a small sheep farm is now an international company headquartered in Meridian, Idaho. Scentsy has more than 100,000 current Independent sales Consultants running home-based businesses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Visit us at www.scentsy.com.
About Scentsy Family Foundation Established in 2009, the Scentsy Family Foundation manages Scentsy's philanthropic efforts by supporting a combination of scholarships, charitable cause warmers, and direct donations to individual efforts and community-focused charities. To learn more about the Scentsy Family Foundation and its mission, please visit www.scentsyfamilyfoundation.com.
About the National Breast Cancer Foundation The National Breast Cancer Foundation's mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. This includes increasing awareness through education, providing diagnostic breast care services for those in need, supporting breast cancer research programs, and providing nurturing support services. Learn more at http://www.nbcf.org/