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PartyLite Gifts, Inc.

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PartyLite has demonstrated a commitment to fighting cancer through their involvement with the American Cancer Society for the past 12 years. To solidify this relationship, their US president, Michael Norris, has joined the New England Division chapter of the American Cancer Society CEOs Against Cancer, which is in its inaugural year this year.

The company’s partnership includes having served as a corporate sponsor of the Society’s Celebration on the Hill® in 2006 in Washington, D.C., where they donated 25,000 tea lights for the luminaria ceremony at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN) event. In addition, the PartyLite Change the World program asks customers to round up their orders to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to the Society to help save more lives.

PartyLite recognizes all those who send donations to the American Cancer Society in monthly publications. The company’s Regional Ambassadors play a key role in inspiring members of their respective regions to join in Relay For Life® fundraising efforts, where they are continually in the top 5 teams across the country. PartyLite has recently joined the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer National Partners Program, where they continue to grow and increase breast cancer awareness.

PartyLite has demonstrated a commitment to fighting cancer through their involvement with the American Cancer Society for the past 12 years. To solidify this relationship, their US president, Michael Norris, has joined the New England Division chapter of the American Cancer Society CEOs Against Cancer, which is in its inaugural year this year. The company’s partnership includes having served as a corporate sponsor of the Society’s Celebration on the Hill® in 2006 in Washington, D.C., where they donated 25,000 tea lights for the luminaria ceremony at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN) event. In addition, the PartyLite Change the World program asks customers to round up their orders to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to the Society to help save more lives. PartyLite recognizes all those who send donations to the American Cancer Society in monthly publications. The company’s Regional Ambassadors play a key role in inspiring members of their respective regions to join in Relay For Life® fundraising efforts, where they are continually in the top 5 teams across the country. PartyLite has recently joined the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer National Partners Program, where they continue to grow and increase breast cancer awareness.

Highlights of relationship:

$12.2 million in 12 years

Began Relay For Life National Team Program relationship in 2008

  • Ranked among the top 3-5 National Team Program members each year
  • Average of 400 teams per year
  • Average of $500,000+ per year
  • Tea light donation per year ($200,000 estimated in-kind donation of 250,000-500,000 candles)

Joined the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer National Partners Program in 2010

  • Raised close to $70,000 in first year
  • Held a mini-Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Minneapolis at their National Sales Conference, with more than 400 people walking and raising in excess of $6,000

Cause Marketing Campaign - Change the World raised approximately $225,000 per year

Corporate Impact Award Recipient 2006-2010

Corporate Impact: Employee Engagement Award Recipient

2010 CEOs Against Cancer Commitment – March 2011

Cause Marketing Relationship:

Year-round fundraising activities have included:

  • Percentage of sales to the Society
  • Consultants choose to donate a percentage of the profits from their home parties to the American Cancer Society.
  • Change the World – Customer rounds up purchase price to nearest dollar or up to $10, with funds donated to the American Cancer Society.
  • Fundraisers – Several PartyLite offices have hosted on-site fundraisers.
  • Co-branded pin created annually
  • Consultants are recognized and presented with pins at PartyLite’s Annual Sales Conference.

PartyLite, Inc Impact Award winner for Philanthropy