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The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation started in 2009.

While living in Ecuador to discover and cultivate natural essential oils indigenous to the area, Young Living Founder and Chairman of the Board D. Gary Young noticed several children entering a run-down building in the small, rural town of Chongon. He passed the building nearly every day on the road to the Young Living Farm outside of Guayaquil. One day, he decided to take a look for himself. Inside he saw 42 first- through sixth-grade students crammed into one tiny room, forced to share limited supplies and sitting at broken tables while their volunteer teacher gave lessons on a damaged chalkboard.

He decided to do something about it.  It started with building a new, advanced school from the ground up.

In April 2009 the Young Living Academy opened its doors to 83 students.

Over the years the Foundation has evolved into the primary avenue through which Young Living Essential Oils demonstrates its commitment to helping families and communities worldwide. Gary is the Chairman of the Board of the foundation and guides it with his lifelong passion for serving and empowering individuals far beyond their present circumstances. Following his lead, the Foundation is dedicated to improving lives with more impact than ever before.

It started by recognizing potential where others saw despair; by listening to voices not yet heard. And that’s how we operate today. With every project we initiate, every partner with whom we collaborate, or disaster that we respond to, we first look to help those who have received far too little attention.

Young Living Academy, Ecuador

Most children in Ecuador drop out by the 8th grade. The Young Living Academy has a 97% attendance rate, and the high school students are on the road to college.

In 2009, when the academy started, it took in 83 students. Soon they
 took in 100 students, then 150, then 200. It continues to grow and expand and now educates 350 students in grades pre-K–12.

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Hope For Justice

This foundation partner hopes to end human trafficking in our generation.

Human trafficking is one of humanity's gravest crimes, and today an estimated 40.3 million individuals are trapped in its vicious cycle.  The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation partner Hope For Justice is determined to put an end to modern slavery in our generation, through the following:

1. Prevent: The first step is to prevent trafficking, which means reducing vulnerability in even the most susceptible communities. Through outreach teams, self-help groups, and community education initiatives, Hope For Justice is empowering at-risk individuals to protect themselves and their families from human traffickers and their recruiters, by educating them about the predatory techniques of these traffickers.

2. Rescue: This involves identifying victims, building trust, and removing them from exploitative situations. Hope For Justice also establishes a safe space, where they help vulnerable individuals feel empowered to share their stories of exploitation and receive the help they need.

3. Restore: Survivors receive customized care at Lighthouse restoration centres to help them overcome past traumas and begin rebuilding their lives. Hope For Justice provides housing, mental health support, catch-up education, and employment opportunities.

4. Reform: This involves reforming society and policy through training professionals to spot the signs of trafficking and respond, as well as by campaigning for change and helping businesses keep their supply chains free from exploitative labor practices.

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Rebuild Nepal

In 2015, two major earthquakes in Nepal claimed nearly 9,000 lives and destroyed more than 900,000 homes, tragically leaving millions without a roof over their heads. After visiting Nepal in January 2016, Young Living Founder and Chairman of the Board D. Gary Young became overwhelmed with the devastation that still exists in a nation that is slowly recovering. Many victims are still struggling to survive as sub-zero temperatures and heavy rains render their makeshift shelters painfully inadequate.

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Sole Hope

Sole Hope offers hope, healthier lives, and freedom from foot-related diseases through education, jobs, and medical relief. One of the organization’s primary focuses is to help children and adults become and remain jigger free.

Jiggers are sand fleas that burrow into hands and feet. Once embedded, the female jigger lays eggs and creates egg sacks up to the size of a pea and continues to multiply by laying more eggs. Found in sub-Saharan climates, these parasitic insects lie relatively undetected on the dirt floors of homes and schools in Uganda. Children in Uganda are particularly vulnerable as they often play barefoot in the dirt.

The wounds can become so irritating and excruciating that normal childhood activities—such as walking, running, playing, and even attending school—can be significantly limited.

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Healing Faith, Uganda

A person dies every 60 seconds from malaria in Africa. A majority of those deaths are children under the age of five. It's a disease that far exceeds the death toll of HIV/AIDS. Since 2011, Healing Faith Uganda has been fighting against malaria in Eastern Uganda.

Healing Faith Uganda provides malaria education, prevention, and treatment to families and children. They focus on the smaller, more remote villages where families have limited access to aid and children are more susceptible to malaria.

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Is Your Heart Swelling Yet?

Do you want to get involved?

Well, it is easier than you thing!!!

It is the easiest way to give back!

Yup, did you know that by clicking the little button that says 'round up your order' at check out, 
you can literally donate pennies with each order.  Imagine if every single Young Living member did this with each of their orders....
yup, it works out to millions of dollars a year!  
And really that extra $0.30 or even $0.90 is not going make a dent in your life, but it could change someone else's!

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