Ok, so this blog entry is kind of going to be a shameless plug for a project I am working on. BUT, before you click away and stop reading, let me preface this entire entry by saying that this project is charity driven...that this entire project is fueled by my desire to help others. Sooo, maybe stick with me? Thanks!
If any of you have read my other stuff or even know me, you know that I am a school counselor. I love my job. I know people say that all of the time, just to save face....but, no, really...I LOVE my job. I work with 11th and 12th graders on the daily and I adore each and every one of them -- even the ones who make me freakin INSANE.
With that being said, many of these students have needs...basic needs...that are not being met. It is heartbreaking to sit with a student knowing that they don't have a coat in the winter or enough food to get them through the week and the only meals they eat are the one provided at school. Sometimes I work with students who have a chronic health problem that they are not getting addressed because they cannot afford the medical care...especially when it is something like vision or dental care. It is, as I said, heartbreaking.
I work for an awesome school district who recognizes the diverse needs of its students. So, as a result a foundation was started in order to help provide for the student needs detailed above. This foundation is entirely funded by donations. These funds have helped us provide hope and support to dozens of students just this past school year. It is truly a blessing.
Because I have been inspired by this, I decided I needed a project to help raise funds on a continuing basis that I can accumulate and donate to the foundation. I kind of saw it as a win-win because it would give me a project (something a busy-body like me desperately needs) and the result would be contributing to a cause I believe in.
So, what did I do? I became a Perfectly Posh representative. I went this route because I love the products and I wanted to use it as an opportunity to go out and meet new people in my community. I also knew I would have fun with it. I could have gone around and just asked for cash donations, but I wanted to go a different route. People can buy products that they need (who doesn't need soap?) and want while knowing that the profit I make (25%) will get donated to the foundation I so love.
Sooooo, if you are in the market for....
- High quality pampering products (soap, lotions, lip balms, moisturizers, scrubs, face masks, the list goes on and on) that are naturally based. (No harmful chemicals in these suckers!)
- Products that are cruelty free
- Products that are made in the USA
- AFFORDABLE products (nothing over $25)
Shameless plug concluded. Thank you!