Last year, after attending evo, I was able to donate the left over Huggies diapers to the women’s shelter. It was a touching thing for us to do as we had a brand new baby. The thought of little babies going with out simply broke my heart. Since meeting the Huggies team, I’ve held two diaper drives in our community.
This year, after attending evo, I was able to take the left over Pediasure and P&G suite items (make up, shampoo, styling products) from the conference. Then, with my two kids, we gathered up old toys and clothes and took a trip to Rescue Haven, the Salt Lake Women’s Shelter.
It was humbling to see the little playset outside the shelter and think of the children that play there. Then to think of my own children and how blessed we are.
The women were so grateful and the one woman that helped me unload the car was excited to see the covergirl make up and exclaimed that was the kind she wore. It was powerful how simple something like makeup can make use feel empowered and beautiful. How makeup can make a difference to someones life that is in transition. How as women, we all want to feel good about ourselves.
As I got back in the car, with a heart very full, the Beatles song played through the radio speakers, “Love is all you need”.
To me, that moment is was what evo this year was all about; giving and receiving and giving. I know this is what you stand for and what your team do every day. It was my Mom It Forward Moment and you know what? It felt really good.
Thank you for letting me be apart of something great.