Scentsy is all about “Giving more than you take.” The owners have ingrained this into us since they bought the company. They always choose a cause to support and a portion of the sales go back to the company. They have given millions to various causes. This catalog, the cause is Shriners Hospital. The goal is to give back $500,000. You can learn more at togetherloveheals.com but if you want a “Love Heals” Scentsy warmer, Scentsy will donate $8 from the sale of each warmer back to Shriners. This warmer is $35. Here is the back story about how Shriners was chosen.
I didn’t know much about The Shriner’s Hospital before now, until Chuck Thompson (our CEO Orville’s brother) shared with us his experience with them during our convention. There wasn’t a dry eye in the place. I am thrilled that our Charitable Cause warmer “Love Heals” is helping Shriner’s Hospital help others.
Chuck shares his experience:
“I was asked by someone to tell about my experience with Shriners hospital for Children as many were not at reunion and to tell why this cause is so dear to me.
My oldest son, who will turn 29 next Monday, was born with several challenges. He was diagnosed with Autism when he was 3 years old so he had that to deal with but as he grew we began to notice skeletal and muscle issue. His tendons were really tight and he had a limited range of motion. When he was about 10 or 11 we started taking him to physical therapy to try and loosen his limbs as well as some other issues. In that process we were referred to Shriners Hospital in Spokane because we were struggling to keep the therapists paid. He was beginning to have a severe curve to his spine…in two directions. Over the years they tried everything from therapy to full torso back braces he had to wear 24/7. You can imagine how an Autistic kid in a back brace was treated by others. 🙁. Not at Shriners though. They loved on him, made him feel important, treated him with respect. Even though it was painful and difficult for him he always looked forward to seeing his friends at Shriners… not kids… the doctors and especially the nurses. They were angles. When he was 18 he had a very extensive surgery where they fused most of his spine straight, leaving just enough so that he could move his head and bend at the waist. It was major front and back. At the time I was working in the Car business as a sales manager in a small town for a small dealer. We had 4 other kids at the time and because of choice and because of Spencer my wife didn’t work. Had Shriners not come along and filled in the gap where I couldn’t Spencer Thompson…yes that is him…would not be walking and would be twisted and slumped. Instead he has a career at Scentsy working in our shipping department. He has dreams, purpose, even a young girl he is madly in love with. His time at Shriners remains a happy memory for him, not a negative one. Love heals!. Not only wounds but by staying true to that mission Shriners allows what could be painful memories to be memories filled with fond joy. There you made me cry.”
You can purchase this warmer on my website at http://jenh.scentsy.us