THE BETTERHOOD: GET THEM STARTED EARLY!
Summer is quickly approaching, and this is the perfect time to start building your own Betterhood!
What is the Betterhood you ask? It’s simple… sort of! Essentia makes the world’s only natural memory foam. We didn’t stop at making the healthiest mattress in the world, we took it to the next level and revolutionized sleep. But we’re about so much more than just healthy sleep, which is why we build the Essentia Betterhood everywhere we go!
It’s all about getting involved with our local communities, so you’ll find us donating to awesome charities, having events to bring awareness to local causes and supporting local artists and businesses with fun events in our showrooms across the US and Canada. With this in mind, we thought what better way to start building the Betterhood everywhere than to get kids involved in their communities and with all the free time over the summer, it’s perfect!
Doing charity work over the summer can be extra beneficial to developing our next generation. They’ll learn the value in helping others and can even learn about issues that interest them. If your child is interested in marine life, finding a local charity or organization that helps marine life could be a ton of fun. This is a great way to eliminate the summer boredom struggles and also develop a fresh perspective on life.
Here are some awesome organizations to help inspire you and your kids to get involved:
National Wildlife Federation:
Kids can learn about conservation and wildlife, and they are also encouraging to get more kids outdoors! The goal is to get 10 million kids outdoors, as the amount of time kids spend outside today is alarmingly low. The NWF activity finder is an awesome resource for ideas.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand:
Alexandra Scott, a cancer patient herself, at 4-years old decided she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Your kids can continue this journey by holding their own lemonade stands this summer and donating the proceeds to Alex’s Lemonade Stand. You simply need to register your kid’s stand and they can get to squeezing those lemons!
Are your kids a bit older? This is a great resource for them to explore different campaigns and find something they are passionate about. DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations for young people and social change. The campaigns span a number of topics including poverty, the environment, discrimination and everything in between.
Essentia is also here to help and we want to hear from you! Have an idea to build the Betterhood in on of our local communities? Reach out to one of our locations, our team would love to hear from you! No idea is too big or too small.