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DSA: Member Companies Donate More than $15.7 Million to TODAY Show Holiday Gift Drive

January 5, 2010

This is an article I posted at  This adds quite a bit of credibility to the direct selling profession.

DSA Member Companies Donate More than $15.7 Million to TODAY Show Holiday Gift Drive

by johncini on January 4, 2010

On November 20, 2009, the Direct Selling Association announced on their website and via a press release:

The Direct Selling Association will help kick off the 16th Annual TODAY Show Holiday Gift Drive on Monday, Nov. 23, by presenting the direct selling industry’s donation live on the show in Rockefeller Plaza.

Twenty-five direct selling companies donated a total of more than $15.7 million dollars in products and cash to the Toy Drive. Of the 25 participating companies, at least nine will be featured in their own spots on the TODAY Show during the holiday season. In its six years of participation, DSA member companies have donated more than $52 million in products, services and cash to the Toy Drive.

“The Holiday Gift Drive is an amazing way to make a real difference in the lives of thousands,” said DSA’s Amy Robinson. “Every item our member companies donate will impact the life of someone. It’s just one more illustration of the many ways direct sellers contribute to the community.”

The 25 direct selling and MLM companies participating include:

Blessings Unlimited
Creative Memories
Essential BodyWear
L’Bel Paris
lia sophia
Mary Kay
RealKidz Clothing
Rodan & Fields
Stampin’ Up!
TARRAH Cosmetics
Team National
The Pampered Chef
Thirty One Gifts
Vantel Pearls

The DSA pointed out in the press release that “Approximately 90 percent of direct sellers operate their business part-time.”

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