A local Scentsy dealer joins in to help local long-term care facilities fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Amanda Stelling-Price says she got the idea from another Scentsy representative in another state. “There was a woman who completed a ‘Sponsor a Soap’ fundraiser. I found this an amazing idea and wondered if I might be interested. Everyone is doing these Facebook challenges. I thought, ‘Why not do a hand soap challenge?’ Let’s donate some hand soap to a nursing home or important job that may require soaps. I just knew a worker, a good friend, at Cedarhurst Assisted Living. I asked her if she’d be interested in donating some Scentsy hand soaps out there. She said they would love the idea. “
Price said she responded immediately on Facebook. “Immediately, as within an hour, I had 10 sponsored soaps. Some people donated $ 20, $ 30 and others only gave $ 7. Then this morning I asked a man if we could send Aperion Care since he worked there a long time ago. I absolutely told him, depending on the number of people sponsoring soaps, and that depends on how much we can spread in the community. People enjoy doing something during this time, especially when some important things are hard to come by. “
Price said she got into Scentsy about a year ago when she was fired from her full-time job. She said the suggested donation is $ 7 for 1 soap sponsorship. She said Scentsy Soaps is $ 6 and the extra dollar is for sales tax coverage. She said she’ll cover the shipping costs if she gets enough sponsors. However, she would not refuse a donation. Price says she’s also working on increasing her commission on a separate fundraiser. “I originally had an idea to run a fundraiser from Randy Springer. He’s running a fundraiser to help the pantries this month with the Heart Challenge. I thought with my commission check next month that I would donate a portion of my check to the Jacksonville Food Pantry. “
You can take part in the Handsoap Challenge by contacting Amanda Stelling-Price on Facebook or her website. It accepts Facebook Pay, PayPal, Venmo and Apple Pay. For more information by phone, you can contact Price by phone or SMS at 217-461-0152. According to Price, texting is the best option as she works from home.