Lehi, UT – June 29, 2018 – Young Living Essential Oils, the world leader in essential oils, conducted a day-long service project on Friday, June 29, to benefit Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP), an organization dedicated to building, assembling, and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need.
This corporate fundraising event included 500 Young Living employees in Utah to make 60 bunk beds for 120 Utah children in need. In addition to the manpower used to build these bunk beds, the D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation donated $10,000 to the SHP Foundation to cover the cost of building materials, linens, mattresses, and other supplies. Young Living will deliver all beds completed.
“Studies show there is a close association between sleep and a wide range of cognitive functions, including attention and memory,” said Jared Turner, Young Living President and Chief Operating Officer. “As a global industry leader, Young Living understands its responsibility to the local Utah community and sees this project as an important step in facilitating wellness among our most vulnerable citizens. We are proud to help Sleep in Heavenly Peace give children a respite from the trials they face daily, giving them a safe space of their own to sleep comfortably.”
Additionally, Young Living employees and members have the opportunity to make additional financial contributions to the build through a dedicated portal on the D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation website.
“We are grateful for the overwhelming support from Young Living and its members,” said Matt McEwen, Lehi Utah Chapter President of Sleep in Heavenly Peace. “Having their own bed can have such a lasting impact on a child’s overall physical and mental health, and Young Living’s efforts have enabled us to change lives by providing hope and wellness to hundreds of individuals every week.”
For more information about Young Living’s other global humanitarian projects, visit younglivingfoundation.org.
About Young Living Essential Oils
Young Living Essential Oils, LC, based in Lehi, Utah, is the world leader in essential oils and distributor of the highest quality of oil-infused products. As stewards of the earth and its people, Young Living paves the way for every essential oil company with its Seed to Seal® standard and its Sourcing, Science and Standards pillars. These guiding principles protect the planet and ensure that customers can feel good about using Young Living products for themselves, their families, and in their homes. Young Living’s products, which all come from corporate-owned or partner farms as well as Seed to Seal-certified suppliers, support a healthy lifestyle and continue to provide opportunities for over 5 million members to achieve their goals and aspirations by aligning their work with their values and passions. For more information, visit YoungLiving.com, follow @younglivingeo on Twitter, or like us on Facebook.
About the D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation
The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation is committed to empowering individuals to achieve their potential and defy limitations by providing wellness and education opportunities to underserved communities. The Foundation is the primary philanthropic avenue through which Young Living Essential Oils demonstrates its commitment to helping families and communities worldwide. For more information, visit YoungLivingFoundation.org.
About Sleep in Heavenly Peace
All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. In Idaho and across the U.S., too many boys and girls go without a bed—or even a pillow—to sleep on. These children end up sleeping on couches, blankets, and even floors. This can affect their happiness and their health. That’s where Sleep in Heavenly Peace comes in. We’re a group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling, and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need. Our organization has grown steadily over time, and we’re working on opening more chapters in different states to serve more people. For more information, visit shpbeds.org.
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