Emily Davis, one of our Team Orphans business sponsors, is a One Diamond Designer for Premier Designs Jewelry and the coordinator of our Team Orphans Jewelry Fashion show each year. Our fashion show uses mothers and adopted daughters as the fashion models, and Emily donates 100% of her profits to Team Orphans. But Team Orphans is just one of MANY causes that Emily supports with her business. She has an amazing heart of generosity and spends hundreds of hours each year using her business to bless others.
When I talked with Emily yesterday, she said, “Fundraising is my favorite part of the business”. I believe it! In addition to Team Orphans, she also donates her her profits to the Alzheimers Association, Mission trips, adoptions, DeVos Children’s Hospital, American Cancer Society, Kid’s Food Basket, a family who lost their home to fire, the Susan G Komen Foundation, Relay for Life, and many others!
In fact, every May, Emily lets the hostess from each jewelry show pick her favorite charity to donate 1/2 of her profits. Emily started this to honor Joan Horner, one of the founders of Premier Designs. Joan, who passed away 3 years ago, had an amazing heart for giving money away. She wore a special necklace that had two shovels, one small and one large. Joan said that the small shovel represented her pouring out into other people’s buckets. The large shovel represented how much God poured back into her own to refill it. I am honored to know and work with Emily. I think she is worthy of several shovels!!! And God has obviously been shoveling blessings back into Emily’s life. She started Premier Designs in 2007 while also working full time as a teacher. By 2010, she was able to resign from teaching and stay home with her two children (now 8 and 6). Emily now has 30 jewelers in her downline that she started in Premier Designs!
Over the next few months, I will be blogging about our Team Orphans business sponsors. I enjoy working with them as they are a blessing to us and to many others around them. I hope you enjoy getting to know them too!