October 18, 2016 Leave a comment
Essential oils seller doTERRA donated $1 million to charity during its recent convention—the largest ever held in Utah.
The Utah company has selected three organizations that align with the mission of the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation: to help impoverished communities move toward self-reliance. A $500,000 donation will support O.U.R. Rescue, which works with local law enforcement to rescue children from sex trafficking. The foundation is also donating $250,000 to Days for Girls, a nonprofit delivering hygiene supplies and health education to women and girls. Another $250,000 will provide microloans and mentoring to impoverished entrepreneurs through Mentors International.
The announcement was made from the stage at the doTERRA One Global Convention in Salt Lake City, where the company hosted 30,000 attendees, making it the largest corporate convention in Utah’s history, according to doTERRA. “This convention is a celebration that sums up a year of progress and success for doTERRA, our partners, and the countless lives that are positively impacted by essential oils, and our unique approach to sourcing and philanthropy,” said David Stirling, doTERRA Founding Executive, President and CEO.
The company’s Co-Impact Sourcing initiative is an extension of its humanitarian efforts, designed to bring jobs, fair trade and timely payments to small-scale growers—with the end result of greater economic stability. During the convention, management said Co-Impact Sourcing has created more than 18,000 jobs to date. The company also is adding two new oils, Spikenard from Nepal and Petitgrain from Paraguay, to the program.