Each year, Junior Achievement hosts a Company of the Year contest for high school students. This year, the winning team was from Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and the product they sold raised more than $1,000 – which they donated to Parkland Cares on May 14.
Junior Achievement, which is celebrating 100 years of teaching students entrepreneurial skills, helped the MSD team design, market, and sell a startup product. The MSD team’s winning entry is called “Pure Serenity,” a beaded bracelet that absorbs essential oils like eucalyptus and lavender to calm the wearer throughout the day.
The MSD team donated all of its proceeds from its initial sales during the school year, which totaled $1,077. But the team still has some inventory left – more than 130 bracelets available on Amazon and Tunie’s natural food market. The team will donate 100% of the proceeds to Parkland Cares. You can buy a bracelet and essential oils by clicking those links and support Parkland Cares.
“Everyone at Parkland Cares was incredibly moved by the MSD team’s donation,” says Parkland Cares Executive Director Stacy Udine. “We’ve received larger donations, but I don’t know we’ve received a more touching donation. To see these students working hard to sell their own product, then donate all the proceeds to Parkland Cares – well, we were speechless. We thank the team, as well as Junior Achievement for making this possible.”
ABOUT: Parkland Cares’ mission is to provide immediate and long-term funding and awareness for mental health counseling and programs for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors, their families and the community at-large, with the goal of becoming a national model for crisis counseling outreach and implementation.
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