Nu Skin employees celebrate 20 years of philanthropic giving
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For 20 years, Utah County communities and residents have benefitted from the employees at Nu Skin and their annual Force for Good Day.
To celebrate the company’s founding, and to give back to local communities, each Nu Skin region sets aside a day to participate in service projects as part of the company mission to be a global force for good, according to spokesperson Sydnee Fox in a press release.
At the Nu Skin global headquarters in Provo, Wednesday was the day celebrated as Force for Good Day and was focused on extending kindness and support to children battling illnesses in hospitals or undergoing surgery.
More than 900 Nu Skin employees and their families participated in the day of service to benefit 1,000 hospitalized children around the world, according to Fox.
Three different kits were assembled to support children recovering from life-saving surgeries at Primary Children’s Hospital in Lehi, facial reconstruction surgeries in Latin America and hospitalizations in war-torn European countries.
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In addition to the service projects, the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation is making a $1.5 million philanthropic contribution to the Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Campus under construction in Lehi.
The gift will support a new indoor play area that will feature a play space for both patients and their young family members while at the hospital. The kids club is scheduled to be completed next year. The Primary Children’s Hospital Miller Family Campus is part of Intermountain Health’s historic Primary Promise, a philanthropic endeavor to create the “model health system” for children.
Nu Skin is also donating more than 250,000 units of hygiene products to support families leaving refugee camps in war-torn countries throughout Eastern Europe. The product donations will be given to one of Nu Skin’s charity partners, Convoy of Hope, to help ensure the donation reaches the refugees who are in need, Fox added.
“Children have always been at the heart of our force for good efforts,” said Ruth Todd, Nu Skin senior vice president of public affairs. “The goal with projects at our global headquarters this year is to help children who are experiencing health challenges while recovering from surgery or other illnesses. As we coordinate the efforts of our affiliates and employees across the world, we have the opportunity to make a greater impact for good than any of us could do alone.”
Nu Skin employees throughout the world are helping each year with the Force for Good projects. The past few years during the pandemic were a bit different, but the giving still continued.
In 2020 the company gave back to communities in Utah County by providing meals for families and bed mats for homeless individuals affected by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as face shields, masks and school supplies for local children.