A new scent at the NCA Expo!

A new scent at the NCA Expo!

It’s been a whirlwind at ScentsAbility since we attended last years NCA(National Candle Association) Expo. We’ve made so many important partnerships, and met incredible people along the way. The support we received since 2017 has been overwhelming.

Being invited back to this years Expo was the most important event on ScentsAbility’s to-do list, and we wanted to make it special. We flew up to New Jersey with team members Jessica and Lexy to meet with executives from Symrise the worldwide fragrance manufacturer, where they took a tour of the factory and learned all about fragrances. They also met with Wick-It who provides our candle wicks to see how wicks are made!

This years Expo was in South Florida and the theme was the Everglades. The team worked with Symrise to create a new candle scent. ScentsAbility had a Master Perfumer assigned to their account, and she created a truly remarkable scent called “Glow in the Glades.” The special young adults at ScentsAbility worked diligently to pour 350 of these amazing new candles to be included in the swag bags for every attendee at the Expo!

 

 

Miami Dolphin James Pruitt visits ScentsAbility!

ScentsAbility received a very special visit from retired Miami Dolphins wide receiver James Pruitt. Mr. Pruitt was a natural with the team. He discussed what it was like to be different and how we have to hold our chins up every day. The team took him for a tour of the shop and showed him everything they do to keep the shop running. Then Mr. Pruitt gave each member an “I C.A.R.E” button and autographed everyone’s shirts. Mr Pruitt is a class act!

 

Bright Horizons Magic Candles

Bright Horizons Magic Candles

It was a very special day for ScentsAbility. We visited the Bright Horizons school for special education, some with severe disabilities. The candle making process was modified with automatic pouring machines that assisted those that don’t have the ability to hold a scoop with their hands. The student presses the color they want to use. The tablet they use speaks the command that the student selects. Team ScentsAbility helped each and every student make a magic wax candle to bring home for Valentine’s Day! Great job team! Thank you to the staff at Bright Horizons for all of the incredible work you do for individuals with special needs.

ScentsAbility’s First Fundraiser is a Smash Hit!

ScentsAbility’s First Fundraiser is a Smash Hit!

Painting for a Purpose was an amazing event and so much fun! Thank you for helping us on our mission to provide job training, employment and housing for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Special thank you to Joy Carter, Jennifer Pollack Percival, Temple Dor Dorim Palm Caterers, Lucky’s Market of Coral Springs, Dan Marino Foundation, Arlotta Entertainment, Naomi Alzate-Martin, Denise Anderson, Jodi Cohen, Jill Alter, Donna Davila, Robyn from A Painting Fiesta of Weston, all attendees and our amazing Team at ScentsAbility!

ARC National Convention

ScentsAbility was invited to attend the ARC National Convention in Orlando, a joint event on the inclusion of people with disabilities and their families hosted by The Arc of the United States and Inclusion International. The team attended seminars on The Future of Advocacy & Inclusion, and also took part in Entrepreneur Alley!

 

The General Session included the full cast of Born This Way for an exciting conversation about public perception of people with disabilities, community inclusion, employment, family, and much more. Team ScentsAbility took photos with the cast and also received autographed pictures. Later that night the team enjoyed food, fun and dancing with the cast of Born This Way! Watch their video on youtube!

Thank you to ARC for inviting ScentsAbility to this very special event!

 

 

ScentsAbility volunteers at Lucky’s Market!

ScentsAbility volunteers at Lucky’s Market!

The ScentsAbility team volunteered at Lucky’s Market this weekend and handed out coupons and flyers for Lucky’s Market. They had a great time at Lucky’s Fall Festival. It was the least the team could do for the incredible donation they received from Lucky’s Market! ScentsAbility can’t wait to have Lucky’s drop by the candle shoppe so they can see the new look!

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Jessica, Michael, Billy and Kim had loads of fun meeting and greeting customers!

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Kim showed off her bagging skills that she learned from working at Publix for over thirteen years!

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Billy and Michael wished every customer a great day as they walked out. Jessica went shopping and bought some of Lucky’s delicious food!

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Khari hands out coupons!

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Shop At Lucky’s Market

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Have you ever seen anyone this happy to hold a pumpkin!? Thank you to Lucky’s for letting team ScentsAbility show off their talents. They are grateful for having the opportunity to work with the wonderful staff at Lucky’s Market.

 

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Lexy & Latasha at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa

ScentsAbility was invited to the 2nd Annual Yoga, Sip and Shop, Presented by I AM YOGA. A benefit to support MyHopeChest, funding reconstruction for breast cancer survivors.

Lexy & Latasha were on their own today at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa for this very special event. They performed like pros on only their third event! They had a blast meeting and greeting visitors at the spa, and did an incredible job showcasing ScentsAbility products. We’re so proud of both of you!

Lexy and Latasha sold ScentsAbility soy candles, ScentRocks air fresheners, Happy Hands hand sanitizer, and ScentsAbility essential oils. The booth looked amazing! Great job!

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Thank you to ALAYA, and the Bonaventure Resort & Spa for inviting ScentsAbility to this very special fundraising event.

ScentsAbility candles at Broward County summer camps!

The ScentsAbility team had long and busy summer this year. They crisscrossed the county visiting one summer camp after the other. The team brought their Make Your Own Magic Wax Candles for kids to summer camp to make their own creation!

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Over 1000 super fun kids all over the county made their own scented candles! ScentsAbility sends a tremendous thank you to Deerfield Beach summer camps, and to the Broward County School system!


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ScentsAbility at the Family Cafe

ScentsAbility at the Family Cafe

Team ScentsAbility had an incredible time at the Family Cafe in Orlando. They met special people from all over the country and did a great job selling their products. Thank you to everyone that supported ScentsAbility! We’ll see you next year!

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ScentsAbility enjoys JAFCO Art & Jazz in the afternoon

ScentsAbility Microenterprise Inc. was invited to the JAFCO Art & Jazz in the afternoon fundraiser. It was a perfect day of music, art and great people that came together to support a very important organization in JAFCO.


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Thank you to Shelli and Sarah and everyone at JAFCO for inviting ScentsAbility to this very special event.

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Jessica and Michael had an incredible time meeting all of the talented artists.

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Team ScentsAbility met wonderful people and supporters of JAFCO and were very proud to show the products they produce at the ScentsAbility candle shoppe.

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