Recognizing the generosity and goodwill of the direct selling channel
Hello friends and Happy Thanksgiving!
I am very happy to share with you our second annual Philanthropy Issue. This is my favorite issue of the year, as we get the privilege of speaking to so many of you—both direct sellers and suppliers—about the life-changing projects, donations, volunteering, and foundation work all over the world that you and your teams have accomplished over the past year.
In times of economic uncertainty, volatility or recession, there is one thing that remains constant—and that is your commitment and dedication to giving back. Whether it be the humanitarian disaster in war-torn Ukraine, the constant fight against hunger and malnutrition or environmental and conservation efforts, the causes supported by the direct selling channel are as diverse as the companies working all year long to make a difference.
I invite you to check out our “Thanks” Ranks this month, as we highlight the many causes and foundations supported by the generosity of this channel. I am also excited about our special Special Report this month, where you can read about the stories and motivations behind direct selling’s inspiring philanthropy work and the executives who have set this positive change into motion. And don’t forget to check out our Optics feature to see all the smiles that are made possible by your good work.
I am proud to tell you that SSN will once again be donating a portion of the proceeds from this issue to the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL). Operating with educators, literacy advocates and policymakers, the NCFL works toward an end to poverty by helping families find education solutions. For more than three decades, this organization has helped families in 39 states and more than 150 communities.
We believe strongly in the power of literacy and are extremely grateful to the SSN partners who made this donation possible. I encourage you to check out this amazing organization at familieslearning.org.
Finally, I would like to again thank our incredibly talented and hard-working staff—our editors, artists, and writers. I am truly thankful for each of you and for the gifts that you bring to this endeavor.
Thank you for reading SSN, and thank you for giving back!