Nu Skin, A Force for Good Around the Globe
July 09, 2015
A stay in the hospital can be frightening for children. They're often comforted by only one thing - their families. Nu Skin headquarters recognized this reality and dedicated its 12th Annual Force for Good Day to provide comfort for hospitalized children by assembling 10,000 kids’ care bags that additionally contained resources for parents from United Way of Utah County’s Help Me Grow program.
Nu Skin also conducted a children’s book and DVD drive and was able to donate 3,000 of those items to inpatient libraries for families to access during hospital stays. Employees also personalized get well cards and tied 200 fleece quilts for children of various ages in pediatric units.
“I’m moved to tears ... I almost can’t talk about it,” Nu Skin Co-Founder Steven J. Lund said during a brief program. “Many of you know that we had a son who went through pediatric intensive care for years and the ingredients of these kits are really life-enhancing. They’re going to make a huge difference to a lot of people.”
For the exceptional service Nu Skin gives every year, the Utah Governor’s Office declared June 4, 2015, the state’s Force for Good Day. Governor’s Office of Economic Development Executive Director Val Hale read the declaration and it was signed by Nu Skin Founders Lund, Sandie Tillotson and Nu Skin CEO and President Truman Hunt.
Force for Good Day was celebrated globally with projects that support Nu Skin’s Force for Good Foundation’s mission to improve children’s health, education and economic opportunities. The events included:
Nu Skin Canada employees assembled 500 lunches and fed lunch to Toronto’s homeless population. The market also provided support and comfort to families suffering from Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) by hosting their 3rd annual Good Butterfly Day Event at the company’s Mississauga office.
In Colombia, Nu Skin partnered with Charity Vision to provide free eye screening for 3,000 children. The company kicked off the project with a Quiero Ver (I Want to See) event, and eye glasses were given to children who needed corrective lenses.
Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan sponsored a second-hand clothing drive. The clothes are sold in charity shops that encourage people to recycle resources and are staffed by the disabled.
Nu Skin employees planned activities to raise money for the Belgian charity, Moeders voor Moeders (mothers with young children who live in poverty). Proceeds from the events were used to provide the charity with fitted sheets for single and double beds, bath and kitchen towels, various baby items and school supplies.
Nu Skin Germany is supporting the local Frankfurt association, Cancer Aid for Children, at its charity concert. This charity festival is organized by children, youth and young adults who are suffering from cancer. All proceeds from the event will help the charity fulfill dreams and bring joy to children suffering from cancer.
Nu Skin employees helped renovate a children’s sports club in Budapest and instructed the children on how to live an active and healthy lifestyle.
Nu Skin employees provided toys, books, table games and candy for children in a Moscow boarding school. Company employees also cleaned school grounds and beautified the neighborhood.
Nu Skin South Africa partnered with the Kids Haven Shelter in Benoni Gauteng to educate and rehabilitate children living and working on the streets to help reintroduce them into society.
Children living in 10 remote and isolated areas throughout Indonesia were provided with educational boxes filled with books, crayons and educational toys.
Nu Skin Malaysia organized a Nature Hunt Day with 12 of its sponsored children from the Southeast Asia Children’s Heart Fund, joining with members from the board to enjoy a healthy day with a picnic at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia.
Nu Skin Pacific Region employees volunteered their time to provide housekeeping, gardening and general maintenance of the Ronald McDonald House that supports children who are undergoing treatment at the local Westmead Children’s Hospital.
A school supply drive titled, “Force for Good Tulong Balik Eskwela 2015,” benefitted children diagnosed with life-threatening congenital heart disease. The event was organized by employees and sales leaders from the Philippines.
Nu Skin Singapore employees and sales leaders celebrated the company’s 15th anniversary in the country by visiting Trick Eye Museum with 40 chronically ill children from Club Rainbow Singapore.
Employees from Nu Skin Thailand spent the day at a local indoor theme park with children who suffer from congenital heart disease. The children visited KidZania, which provides a realistic educational environment in a makeshift city built to scale for children between the ages of four to 12.
One hundred children with heart defects at Nhi Dong 1 Pediatric Hospital were cheered up and given gifts by employees of Nu Skin Vietnam.
Nu Skin Japan sponsored the Kits for Kids Project to create 3,000 stationery sets to be delivered to children at 17 elementary schools in Kesennuma City, Miyagi, as part of the company’s support effort for the areas affected by the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake. Nu Skin sales leaders and employees worked together across Japan and assembled the kits for the children.
This month, Nu Skin Korea is planning to paint murals at Jukbaek Elementary and give gifts to the students. This school was also the recipient of a Nu Hope Library in 2009 thanks to Nu Skin Korea sales leaders’ donations. ■
To learn more about the Force for Good mission, visit forceforgood.org.