When we pull together as a community, we can make astonishing things happen.
Over the years our consultants have given back to thousands of nonprofits, fundraisers, outreach programs, victims of violence and our military. In addition to their efforts, Lemongrass Spa home office has sponsored dozens of impactful giving back campaigns.
Giving back is at the heart of not only Lemongrass Spa’s mission, but is also a personal mission of Heidi Leist, owner and CEO. Nearly everyone has been touched in some way by a cancer diagnosis, whether it's a friend, family member or a personal journey. Heidi's grandmother, Stella, was a 37-year breast cancer survivor and inspired so many to live with caring and kindness every single day. It was through her story and dozens of others that inspired Heidi to give products to people going through cancer treatment. The heartwarming stories from the recipients are featured in her book 'Soul Soothing Stories of Cancer Survivors'.
In October 2020, Lemongrass Spa introduced the brand-new Pink Healing Balm to help those going through cancer treatment during breast cancer awareness month. In October 2021, the campaign returned offering two Pink Healing Balms to choose from, a one-ounce stick and six-ounce jar.
A portion of the purchase of the Pink Healing Balm was donated to these foundations and more.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Heidi Leist realized the need for giving back had never been greater, so she began a companywide initiative to provide meals to families across the US. With each qualifying $200 party order, Lemongrass Spa Products donated 10 meals to Feeding America.
Lemongrass Spa continued this giving back program throughout the 2020 holiday season and began the campaign again in September 2021 with plans to donate 10 meals per $200 party order through the end of 2021.
Meals Donated to
Feeding America in 2020
Meals Donated to Feeding America September – December 2021.
In addition to the monetary donation, Heidi and the home office team volunteered at their local Feeding Tampa Bay, preparing donation boxes, organizing the food pantry and packing delivery vehicles.
The Feeding America nationwide network of food banks secures and distributes 4.3 billion meals each year through food pantries and meal programs throughout the United States and leads the nation to engage in the fight against hunger. Every dollar raised from their response fund will be used to get food and funds to local food banks across the U.S.
During the month of January 2021, Human Trafficking Awareness month, Lemongrass Spa Products partnered to support anti-human trafficking organizations by curating two new Human Kindness Kits designed to help those in need. The kits include items to protect, nourish and soothe skin.
Donated to anti-human trafficking organizations in 2021
Human Kindness Kits
donated in 2021
$1 from every kit sold was donated to the following non-profit organizations involved in education and rescue efforts, plus for every 10 kits sold, Lemongrass Spa also donated kits to safe havens.
In 2008 Stefanie Van Ness, a Lemongrass Spa Consultant from Iowa, spearheaded Operation Freedom Feet because she was inspired by her experience as an Army wife. The Freedom Feet Foot Kit is a smaller version of our Herbal Foot Kit, which includes a jar of Foot Soak, Foot Scrub, Foot Balm & gift box. Freedom Feet Foot Kits are shipped to those women and men in uniform serving our country on foreign soil.
The Lemongrass Spa home office gets the addresses of units where our service members are deployed, then kits are shipped in groups of ten or more to the units. It's a pampering surprise package that troops appreciate so much, especially because on any given day, they wear combat boots for upwards of 18 hours!
Since the beginning of the campaign in 2008 Lemongrass Spa has donated over 20,000 kits to active military member and veterans.