Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2010
Since 2007, jewelry company Stella & Dot has empowered women across the United States and Canada to succeed as entrepreneurs. Now it hopes to extend that success into philanthropy with the July 19 launch of the Stella & Dot Foundation.
The mission of the Foundation mirrors that of Stella & Dot: to create positive change in women’s lives through education and economic empowerment. 100% of net proceeds from dedicated products, such as Stella & Dot Foundation bracelets, will go to the Foundation. The Foundation will also allow direct donations through the website (http://www.stelladotfoundation.com) where Stella & Dot stylists (i.e., independent representatives) can donate all or a portion of their commissions from hosted trunk shows, while also allowing customers to give directly.
The Foundation will launch with three charity beneficiaries: Accion USA, which empowers low- to moderate-income women with training, resources and ongoing support to start and grow their business; buildOn, a non-profit that provides after-school programs for underserved high school students in the U.S. while developing schools and literacy programs in developing countries; and Girls Inc., a youth organization offering vital educational programs to millions of U.S. and Canadian girls, particularly those in high-risk communities.
“Our mission in our everyday business is to give women the ability to style their own lives by becoming entrepreneurs with our modern home based business platform. The mission of our Foundation is a natural extension of that, and our way of extending the success of our Independent Stylist community to women and children at home and around the world. It is our greatest pride that our Stylists have built a business that can give back in such a significant way,” stated Founder & CEO Jessica Herrin.
Stella & Dot is a boutique-style jewelry company reinventing the home-based business opportunity for the modern woman through its social shopping business platform. Stella & Dot offers its on trend, celebrity-coveted product line exclusively through a growing network of trained independent consultants (stylists) across North America who earn sales commissions by selling at private in home trunk shows and online with a best-in-class e-commerce site including social media tie-ins. For more information, visit http://www.stelladot.com.
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