Participating in a service project has always been one of the main highlights of the annual Incentive Trip. This year was no exception. Around 500 Wellness Advocates came together to assemble 300 backpacks and 200 hygiene kits. The kits and supplies were delivered to Neighborhood Place of Kona, Child and Family Services, West Hawaii Child Welfare Services, and Hope Services.
The backpacks were filled with school supplies, products from the Kids Oil Collection, books, and toys. The hygiene kits were filled with doTERRA® personal care products—everything from body wash to toothpaste. All the supplies in the kits were donated by doTERRA and Wellness Advocates. We brought together more than 600 items to fill the kits. There were so many items collected that each organization was provided with a bin of extra supplies.
Ordering and transporting school supplies to Hawaii can be slow and expensive. As a result, these organizations worried about getting the supplies they need for their programs. Child and Family Services reported that, in a recent meeting, they discussed the need for backpacks and were concerned about how to get them. The next day, we contacted them and told them we wanted to donate backpacks.
The organizations were incredibly touched and grateful for the support, and we’ve been able to continue the tradition of always giving back!