Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Helping Kids Smile

At our Close To My Heart convention last week, the company offered this special pendant for anyone made a contribution of $30 or more to Operation Smile, while there.  This is one of our new Base & Bling pieces, being featured in our Annual Inspirations 2014-15 catalog (which can have any variety of sentiment/picture put in) - but this quote is a special one they made just for this project.  I love it!

More than $20,000 was raised from consultant contributions, which will fund 86 surgeries to correct cleft palate deformities for children all over the world.  Isn't that fantastic?

In addition to this project, a 5k run was held, with runners and walkers donating $30 to participate.  The path was through California Adventure, I believe.  Over 300 people took part, and 22 surgeries were funded!

A live art auction at the end of convention brought in more than $11,000 dollars, funding yet another 46 smiles.  What a great company I work for. :-)

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