Probably my favorite thing about doTERRA, is their Humanitarian efforts all over the world through not only the Healing Hands Foundation, but through the ministries they support like Days for Girls and Operation Underground Railroad.
"We want to create a culture of giving. We want to give a hand UP, not just a hand OUT." David Cook
doTERRA is a billion dollar, debt free company with a heart to GIVE back to the hurting world around them. They lead by example with debt free living from the company to the owners themselves.
Each year we get to hear at convention, how many lives were touched, how many dollars were donated, and what new projects doTERRA is taking on....
From new hospitals with doctors wages being paid for a year so people have care closer than a 3 day trip, to brand new school facilities with dorms, in some of the poorest nations in the world.
This is in addition to the incredible care we give the farmers, who grow the crops we use for oils, all over the world.
Last year, we had an OUR (operation underground railroad) do a whole segment of convention. He talked passionately about his work. They help free sex trafficked children from a life of slavery all around the world, and even here, in the United States.
He looked around our convention, housing 30,000 oilers and said, if you take this times TWELVE, thats the number of people in the United States being trafficked for sex today. Chills.
Check out this video, grab a kleenex, you'll need it. Serious.
doTERRA partners with OUR, not only by our beautiful HOPE oil, which 100% of proceeds go to this operation, but also, a special version of the oil itself is handed out to kids that are at risk of falling prey to this life.
7,000 units of this special oil have already been distributed.
We are helping OUR mobilize forensic units for quicker and swifter prosecution, and now canine units to sniff out media devices containing images and videos. The dogs are 100% successful in their findings 100% of the time, and this is after officers have swept the home and called it clean of any more devices containing child pornography. They can smell a tiny little sd card, tucked into a floor board or curtain rod!!!!
DoTerra has 2 dogs (one named Cinnamon Bark) being trained as we speak. We got to see one of these dogs, URL, (pronounced Earl) at work on stage. He sniffed those SD cards right out of the bags lining the stage!!!
That's not all, doTERRA helps with the rehabilitation process of these kids once they are rescued. Partnering with the Rapha House, art therapy centers and continued support as they heal and re enter society.
doTERRA has also committed to a "Protection" program, educating kids what to watch for, as victims are often tricked and lied to, before they are stolen for sex trafficking purposes.
Another ministry we got an update from, was Days for Girls! Watch this short video!
Did you know in some countries, they still believe that a menstrating woman is a threat to the village? Bad luck? A curse? Did you know woman are forced to be isolated in sheds out with lifestock during their "mooncycle"? That they aren't allowed to touch the water, because its believed the river will dry up?
DoTERRA not only helps fund the making of these hygiene kits, but works to help Days for Girls educate and empower woman and villages on the beauty of becoming a woman.
Without menstration, there would be no MEN, they say! :)
You can read more about this great ministry here.
doTERRA put together an opportunity at convention to help break the WORLD RECORD for most hygiene kits assembled in an hour. The current record was just over 1,002 kits assembled in one hour. The goal was to assemble 5,000 in that hour!!
The representative from Guinness Book of World Records stood on stage and said,
"DoTERRA had high hopes to beat the world record, but sadly, you all ran out of materials at 36 minutes, and could not complete the full hour of assembly.
HOWEVER, in 36 minutes , you managed to assemble 5,110 kits, indeed breaking the world record!!!"
The crowd went WILD, so stinking cool!
Displayed at convention; all the hygiene kits that were packed! Isn't it BEAUTIFUL!?
doTERRA's Healing Hands foundation is something we donate to monthly, in our shopping cart. Its the main doTERRA ministry.
The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation seeks to bring healing and hope to the world, for lives free of disease and poverty, and to ultimately empower impoverished communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant.
They also help with disaster relief in times of tragedy like the Nepal earthquake, or more recently, with donations to Texas and Florida for hurricane victims.
Still have your kleenex out? You'll need it for this one too.
What I love about this whole thing, is not only am I making a change in my home with health and healthy finances because of doTERRA, but every month that I buy safe natural doTERRA for my family, my dollar is bringing hope and change to the hurting world around me.
It's amazing to be a part of something SO much bigger than myself, or than my mind can even grasp.
Are you as impressed with this humanitarian company as I am? Join arms with us, let's change the world together, one drop of oil at a time!