Big Brothers Big Sisters Honors Nerium International with Top Award

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Nerium launches new Ripple Foundation with Lemonade for Littles summer philanthropy campaign

Nerium International, a leader in anti-aging products, has announced the launch of its new charitable organization, the Nerium Ripple Foundation. The Nerium Ripple Foundation encourages Nerium Independent Brand Partners to live the company’s core value of servant leadership and the vision of “Making People Better” by making positive efforts —or positive ripples - throughout the world. The Nerium Ripple Foundation will work exclusively with nonprofit partners selected for each country where Nerium International does business, providing funding support that includes a combination of corporate gifts and donations from Independent Brand Partners and the general public.

Since 2012, Nerium’s nonprofit partner for the United States and Canada has been Big Brothers Big Sisters. Nerium has contributed more than $2 million to the organization, and hundreds of Nerium Independent Brand Partners and staff serve as mentors to participating youth. In addition to the company’s financial contributions, Nerium Brand Partners host fundraising initiatives such as “Bowl for Kids’ Sake,” “Lemonade for Littles,” and “the Ripple Wheel,” to support the youth mentorship program.

Nerium’s outstanding commitment to the partnership was recognized nationally by Big Brothers Big Sisters on June 3, 2015 at their annual national conference in Philadelphia. The organization named Nerium as their 2015 President’s Award recipient—Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s highest corporate honor. Nerium was selected for its work in strengthening existing campaigns while spearheading new programs, expanding brand reach and elevating fundraising efforts.

“Nerium is proud to amplify its mission for making the world a better place with the Ripple Foundation by continuing our partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters in the U.S. and Canada,” said Amber Olson Rourke, Chief Marketing Officer at Nerium International. “Not only does this initiative fit with our corporate values, it also allows us to leave a lasting impression on thousands of kids’ lives in our communities.”

Nerium also has announced its continued support of the organization with the launch of its 2015 “Lemonade for Littles” campaign. The summer initiative encourages Nerium Brand Partners and others to teach children the values of entrepreneurship and helping others by hosting lemonade stands in their communities through July 31. All proceeds will be directly donated to BBBS.

“Nerium International has a passion for mentoring and has become a treasured partner and very deserving of this year’s President’s Award,” said Pam Iorio, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. “Each year, their Bowl for Kids’ Sake impact grows, and their creation of new fundraising programs, like Lemonade for Littles, has exponentially raised much-needed funding and awareness for our organization.”

About Nerium International
Nerium International, LLC, headquartered in Addison, Texas, is a relationship marketing company that markets breakthrough anti-aging products validated by science. Since its August 2011 launch, Nerium has reached record-breaking sales and earned industry accolades while building a loyal customer base of millions in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Led by an award-winning executive team with more than 220 years of collective industry experience, Nerium International is committed to developing and distributing anti-aging products that are rooted in real science, produce real results and improve consumers’ lives. For more information, please visit http://www.mynerium.com.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes such as educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”), and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth – areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 110-year history. With 325 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves approximately 200,000 children, their families and 200,000 volunteer mentors. Learn more at http://www.BigBrothersBigSisters.org.

For more information or to support the Nerium Ripple Foundation, visit http://www.NeriumRipple.org.

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