Ep11: Spirit of the Foundation

11 October 19, 2016 - Archive, Young Living Foundation
The YL Drop
The YL Drop
Ep11: Spirit of the Foundation

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Nikki Davis, Young Living’s senior director of global philanthropy, joins us to have a conversation about the D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation. We talk about the vision of the Foundation, what inspires Nikki’s dedication and love of service, and so much more!

This episode has us feeling extra inspired, so we decided to give away Penh Lenh jewelry to a few lucky listeners. The foundation is working with partner Hope for Justice to sell jewelry pieces through the Penh Lenh collection. These are handmade by some of the young women Hope for Justice has rescued in Cambodia.

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We’re giving away Penh Lenh jewelry to randomly selected listeners for sharing their favorite Foundation project they’ve gotten involved with. Comment on this episode and share the episode link on your social media pages for an opportunity to win!

Giveaway rules:

  • To enter, simply comment on this post and share the link on your social media pages.
  • Contest ends at 11:59 p.m., MT, on Monday, October 25.
  • The lucky winners will be chosen randomly and announced on this post on Thursday, October 27.
  • Click here for official rules.


Congratulations to our randomly selected giveaway winners, Peg Losey, Nancy Swain, and Brandy Hudson.  Thanks to everyone for your participation and great comments!



  • Brandy Hudson October 19, 2016 - 9:40 pm Reply

    The longer I am in the Young Living family the more of the Young Living heart I see. I am living my passion by sharing how others can bring hope and healing to others just by using and sharing YL oils and products, and by shopping for everyday needs on Smile.Amazon! and choosing the YLfoundation. Every penny helps!!

  • Amy Austin October 19, 2016 - 10:00 pm Reply

    What a great speaker that shares from the heart! Every time I hear her ??

  • Demetra Rinaldi October 19, 2016 - 10:47 pm Reply

    Young Living foundation makes me proud that our company cares about the future of this earth and the future of humanity! Keep up the amazing work Nikki! Your passion for this foundation is contagious!

  • Lori Duncan October 19, 2016 - 11:37 pm Reply

    I so love the Young Living Foundation and all they do to help people. My dream is to one day take mt entire family to help in a hands on capacity rather then just by donating through rounding up or Amazon smile orders. When Nicki speaks of the causes YL supports I almost cry it is so heart wrenching. I am blessed to be a part of this fabulous company.

  • Arline Hill October 20, 2016 - 2:00 am Reply

    Wow! The YL foundation is amazing! I am so proud to be part of this company and this foundation. I always round up my order and support a student. Listening to this just makes me want to give more! Thank you Young Living for this tremendous blessing.

  • Nickie Knight October 20, 2016 - 2:18 am Reply

    Nikki Davis is an inspiration! I was so moved by her since the first time I heard her speak! I can’t wait to help her around the world!

  • Laurie Johnson October 20, 2016 - 2:41 am Reply

    I love Nikki’s heart. She is a strong kind woman making a difference.

  • Robin Roddy October 20, 2016 - 9:59 am Reply

    I am so glad I took the time to listen. I had no idea about SmileAmazon. YL continues to teach me about the importance of giving. It is the heart of YL

  • Cheryl Willis October 20, 2016 - 12:47 pm Reply

    This is all new for me. Enjoying the learning and helping others — reaching out.

  • Leah Fellows October 20, 2016 - 3:12 pm Reply

    I love this! Didn’t realize you have a podcast and what’s more inspiring then hearing about how Nikki got to the point to be involved this way. I love that she talks about living her purpose.

  • Jen October 20, 2016 - 4:06 pm Reply

    What an awesome company to work for!! This is a true inspiration and joy to be a part of this!

  • Amanda G Leigh October 20, 2016 - 6:21 pm Reply

    Love Nikki’s story! L O V E being a part of such an awesome company with YLEO… a true inspiration and joy! Definitely will share this on.

  • Amanda G Leigh October 20, 2016 - 6:34 pm Reply

    Love Nikki’s story! L O V E being a part of such a loving and caring company!

  • Audrey Miller October 20, 2016 - 7:50 pm Reply

    This is one of the most inspiring podcasts I have ever listened to! Nikki Davis and all of the presentations at the recent 2016 YL Convention that were about the YL Foundation (especially the awards, recognition, and Spirit of the Foundation awards at the Gala) were my favorites and it would have been worth attending convention just for that! What a wonderful thing you are doing, and how we can all be a part of changing lives in this way. Thank you Gary and Mary Young, Nikki, Jared (for bringing Nikki to us!) and countless others who are a part of making a better world by equipping and empowering others through YL and the Foundation. Thank you for expanding our world, our awareness, and our hearts. <3

  • georgia piekart October 20, 2016 - 8:25 pm Reply

    I love listening to Nikki. I have chosen Hope for Justice as the organization that I round up my monthly orders. I also volunteer at 2 different Human Trafficking organizations. 1 in New Jersey the other one in New York City.I donate a lot of my oils to the survivors of Human Trafficking. I had the opportunity to teach a 101 class at one of the safe homes. Soon I’ll be teaching a workshop to the women empowering them to start there own Young Living Business.I am so blessed by this.

  • Robin jackson October 20, 2016 - 8:33 pm Reply

    Nikki is such an inspiration! I absolutely love her. To hear the passion in her voice is moving, to listen to her in person is each moving. So blessed to be apart of an amazing family…my Young Living family. Together we will change the world.

  • Leah October 20, 2016 - 8:45 pm Reply

    I continue to be amazed with what Nikki and The foundation are accomplishing. Am putting thoughts together about doing a Sole Hope Shoe cutting party paired with a Foot-Care make and take. Thanks for the ideas! Rounding up every ER order!!!!

  • Peg October 21, 2016 - 12:41 am Reply

    My first glimpse of Young Living Foundation was at Convention this past June. My daughter and I were so inspired as was my daughter who is currently in college. She quickly hit the internet looking for ways to get involved with the foundation. Its a dream and goal of hers. Your work and determination to serve is inspiring. So proud to be apart of Young Living!!

  • Jeri Eggleston October 21, 2016 - 1:46 am Reply

    Love Nikki and Love Young Living! Gary Young has built an incredible company and it makes my heart happy and makes me teary eyed listening to all of their stories. Makes me proud to be affiliated. ❤️

  • Stacy Collette October 21, 2016 - 11:24 am Reply

    Watxhing this just inspires me even more to give back to those in need. I am so blessed to be a part of this company. Thank you Young Living

  • Danita Schimming October 21, 2016 - 11:55 am Reply

    This warms my heart and I love Young Living even more. This has inspired me to become more involved.

  • Sandi Rund October 21, 2016 - 1:08 pm Reply

    I have said it many times, the Young Living Foundation is by far my favorite thing about our company. Every time I hear what is being done around the world by the Foundation, I am in tears. Thank you. It gives such a deep and profound purpose to what I do. I am humbled and honored to be a small part of making a difference.

  • Megan Gramer October 21, 2016 - 3:01 pm Reply

    This challenges me so much in how I love on those around me. This really challenges how I’m living/raising my daughter!

    Young Living is amazing! I love their hearts for people! I love how the Young Living Foundation is all about making a difference and giving people a better life!

  • Delana Varner October 21, 2016 - 4:31 pm Reply

    I love that Young Living gives back – what an amazing company!

  • Jennifer Freeland October 21, 2016 - 6:05 pm Reply

    Love all of this ..thanks for all you do to help .. round up your orders and give back!!!

  • Carrie Hoener October 21, 2016 - 6:19 pm Reply

    I am so proud to say I was able to work with the YLF in Uganda as part of the humanitarian trip this past summer. My heart will forever be changed through that trip. It was so amazing to see with my own eyes, hands, and heart all the great work that is taking place over there through our partner organizations because of the donations being given by our members. It was life changing.

  • Julie M. Moore October 22, 2016 - 3:21 am Reply

    This was my first podcast of listening to Nikki, and I’m amazed at what a “Global Company” really means at YL. So very happy to be a part of YL.

  • Nena Sledge October 22, 2016 - 3:03 pm Reply

    Blessed. That sums up exactly how I feel to be included in this organization. Young Living has so many programs that benefit so many. There are no boundaries to stifle the spirit!
    The more I learn, the more I love. So thankful that after a few years in YL I still can be awed and have “a ha”
    moments that can melt me to tears.

  • Ellie Kirchner October 23, 2016 - 7:58 am Reply

    What a blessing and inspiration Nikki is… The more I learn about Young Living, the more thankful I feel to be a part of such a heart-based company.

  • Nancy Swain October 24, 2016 - 9:51 am Reply

    My first time listening to Drop of Inspiration. Great information and I like the gut level heartfelt inspiration. Liking what I learn about this company more and more.

  • Megan Atkinson October 24, 2016 - 10:44 am Reply

    I did not realize how much YL foundation does! I will be rounding up on future orders and looking to use Amazon smile. I’m so proud to be a part of such an amazing company!

  • Karry Dennis Fowler October 24, 2016 - 6:55 pm Reply

    Thank you for sharing this is truly inspirational!

  • Brandi Wimberly October 24, 2016 - 8:37 pm Reply

    Nikki has the most amazing spirit and heart! I so want to go on every mission trip Young Living does and I know that’s only a small fraction of how Young Living gives back. This amazing company is made up of many big hearts and kind souls.

  • Tara Olson October 25, 2016 - 2:40 pm Reply

    I’ve been to Ecuador before and when I was there I said I WILL go back. I didn’t realize that YL had this foundation. I am going to look more into it and someday go back to Ecuador or go to other countries. I went to college for missions- so it is always on my heart to GO. LOVE YL and all it stands for.

  • Global Revoilution October 27, 2016 - 9:47 pm Reply

    I love the YL Foundation, staff, and the heart they put into the work they do! We are so blessed to have this inspiration and opportunity to serve others!

  • Traci November 27, 2016 - 5:48 pm Reply

    I am very excited that my Son is going to Nepal to help with the YL project. Leaves tomorrow.

  • Yong Xu January 23, 2018 - 9:31 am Reply

    This gret and right way to do. ..hope wish. Humanity. …youngliving foundition. ..great

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