Monday, May 11, 2015
Our Packaging Options Direct customer Leslie Fly, from Oshi Flowers, came to Bri seeking some jars for a personal fundraiser she wanted to put on to support her team in the upcoming Relay for Life Nashville to support the American Cancer Society. Upon speaking with Leslie, Bri and the Packaging Options Direct Team wanted to support her efforts, and donated the jars she was originally looking to purchase out of her own pocket. Read Leslie’s story below.
By Leslie Fly
Diving into a project because you see the idea or inspiration, on a blog or Pinterest board, brings out your creativity, excitement and curiosity. Then comes finding all the right items at the right price. As a Team Captain for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Nashville, those were my thoughts when I was needing to come up with an onsite fundraiser.
I have recently become involved with essential oils and started making bath salts and scrubs, so I thought "Hey why not offer a make and take with bath salts and scrubs as the team's fundraiser?”. As a customer of Packaging Options Direct since 2014, I was at the same time receiving emails from them about different specials going on so I thought that's where I can get the jars for the best price! After a phone call P.O.D they were extremely generous and donated the 240 of the 8 oz. cream jars and lids, as well as, a personal donation to my team's fundraising goal! All the items arrived - within two days of being told the items were going to be donated! Craziness!
The idea was a “Create Your Own” bath salt bar at the event. My team and I put together 48 jars of a mixture of Epsom salt and baking soda, so those who didn't want to mix their own from scratch could just add the essential oils and go, while others could make their own salts from scratch. They started from the beginning by blending the Epsom salt and baking soda; and then mixed in their choice of essential oils.
If you couldn’t make it out for our onsite fundraiser but still want to support our team’s efforts, please click here; and check back later in May for my update to this story.