If you know PartyLite, you know it’s made up of thousands of people all over the world who are passionate about candles!
What you may not know is how passionate PartyLite people are about battling cancer.
PartyLite has been a major national supporter of the American Cancer Society since 1997. The PartyLite family of Consultants, Customers and employees has raised more than $15 million for this vital cause over the years because of the compassionate “heart of PartyLite.”
Now, here’s something else you may not know. The company’s world headquarters are located in one of America’s most historic small towns, Plymouth, Massachusetts. It’s where the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. It’s also on the historic New England coast where candle-making first began in the United States.
The people who live in Plymouth and work at PartyLite are not your typical corporate types. They’re warm-hearted, friendly and welcoming. And they’re utterly devoted to supporting the American Cancer Society.
So this month, for the American Cancer Society’s Greater Plymouth Relay For Life event, a team of employees along with their friends and family members did what they’ve done since 2002 - they participated in the annual event. And this year the PartyLite Home Town Walkers raised $44,411 – a lot of money for one team - and nearly one-third of the total raised by the Greater Plymouth Relay. Even more impressive, this takes the 14-year total of funds raised for the American Cancer Society to over $878,000.
To achieve this year’s amazing total, the team held company fundraisers, raised funds on their own, helped out at Relay events, and walked the track to raise more funds. Some did every one of those things, says team captain Donna Green, who raised more than $3,300.
While it took teamwork, these Home Office employees shined brightly as well: Maureen Roche of Human Resources raised $625. Peggy Ginnetty of Customer Support raised $830. Liz Hertzel in Worldwide Operations raised $1,500; and Leanne Fahey in Technology raised $1,975! Each one is a shining example of the expansive heart of PartyLite.
PartyLite is proud to be the world’s #1 party plan company selling candles, candle holders, flameless fragrance and wax warmers, as well as holiday and home décor. Number 1 in the world! Yet there’s no way to measure the incredibly generous spirit of the few hundred people who work at the Home Office and the several thousand who represent PartyLite as independent business owners. At PartyLite, we’re very proud of and grateful for each and every one who proves each day that “PartyLite cares.”