The director of the Young Living Foundation (previously the D. Gary Young Foundation) then captured our hearts and imaginations as she shared the poverty, needs and struggles of people in many parts of the world, and the ways that the foundation is making aid, change and hope possible in Africa, Ecuador, the USA, and around the world. Young Living supports and builds schools, partners with organizations such as African Hearts and Sole Hope, and collaborates with over 40 organizations in the USA. All administrative costs of the foundation are paid for by Young Living so 100% of all contributions go directly to assist those in need. I felt myself fighting sobs at various points in the presentation and realized that I want to make a difference in the lives of others with severe needs. I am grateful that the foundation is one way I can make this desire a reality.
The day concluded with a fundraiser walk/run and festival called Lite the Night. Hundreds of people turned out to support the Young Living foundation by walking or running, to dunk executives and diamond distributors, and to enjoy companionship and fun.