The Jonas Brothers receive a holiday gift!

The Jonas Brothers receive a holiday gift!

ScentsAbility received a big request from the folks at I Heart Radio! They asked us to make gifts for all of the entertainers at this years Jingle Ball at BB&T Center! Oh boy did that put the pressure on the team!

We knew these gifts had to be spectacular. We reached out to Anchor Hocking who donated our glass. They sent the glass to Jafe Decorating Co in Greenville, OH who donated their services and painted the glass in sparkly holiday colors. The gifts came together when Madison Breno de Bernal designed sleek labels, along with a beautiful wood custom box and branded ribbon. A huge thank you to Bankers Healthcare Group for their generous sponsorship!

ScentsAbility Artisans worked diligently to pour over 100 large candles with ‘scents’ational holiday scents donated by Belle Aire Creations. They also assembled specially designed wooden gift boxes for every performer to receive in their swag bag. It is not too early to start planning your holiday gifts for your VIP Customers….ScentsAbility will not disappoint!

I Heart Radio donated a booth at the pre-show event at BB & T Center where our Artisans enjoyed the outdoor performances and festivities prior to the concert.

The night wasn’t over yet. Several generous donors made it possible for the entire ScentsAbility Team to rock the night away at the Jingle Ball Concert! They were seated in a Clubhouse Suite and had food, soda, dessert and a front row seat to the concert! The team had a magical night! Thank you to one of our most generous supporters, Mr. Batmasian for sponsoring the best holiday party possible!

Housing for the Special Needs Community

Director Bonnie Schmidt was asked to speak at the David Posnack JCC in Davie FL. She discusses her new organization the IDDEAL Foundation and its focus on housing for the special needs community.

Hiring Employees with IDD

ScentsAbility Director Bonnie Schmidt talks about hiring employees with IDD during her NCA keynote speech. She discusses the value of organizations like Vocational Rehab and Best Buddies, and also reviews the tax breaks that companies can receive for hiring individuals with IDD.


In Part One of her keynote speech, Director Bonnie Schmidt spoke about the trials of Jessica and Lexy and the life changing independence they’re searching for. She talks about their health issues, their bond, and how they became Lexica. She also invites them to make a small speech of their own.

Thank you to the National Candle Association for their amazing support of ScentsAbility candles. We are eternally grateful for having been given this opportunity to speak on such an important and pressing topic in today’s society.

National Candle Association Expo 2019

Team ScentsAbility had an amazing week at the Grand Beach Resort in Naples Florida. They met vendors and suppliers from all segments of the candle industry, from wicks and wax, to jars and fragrances. They were able to test out a new candle pouring machine, and they gave their first demo on candle making at an NCA expo!

Director Bonnie Schmidt was the keynote speaker, and spoke about job creation for the special needs community, as well as the struggles that ScentsAbility goes through every day. She also gave out awards to all of the companies and individuals in the candle industry that have helped ScentsAbility grow over the past three years.

ScentsAbility is helping David Best build a Temple!

Last week we had the BEST visitor come to ScentsAbility…literally. David Best, internationally acclaimed American sculptor spent an hour at ScentsAbility spreading his inspirational messages. He is well-known for building huge unaffiliated temples out of recycled wood for the Burning Man festivals, this year being held in Nevada on August 25th. As David has expressed “In order for people to feel safe, to feel and express deep emotion and so they can heal, the temples must be beautiful and delicate while at the same time being strong to provide comforting support”.  David encourages people to write messages within the temple, things they wish to have closure around. Temples are lit a blaze, burning to the ground, along with everyone’s emotional baggage held within.

As part of the healing process from the anniversary date of the tragic shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, David Best will be building a temple in Coral Springs. When he was at ScentsAbility he told our young adults that his greatest inspiration comes from people. He was genuinely moved by the spirit and heart of our young adults and has asked us to participate in the building of this incredible temple. We are honored to be part of this healing project.

AOL Holiday Heroes

Every holiday has its unsung hero, and AOL’s video series “Holiday Heroes” highlights those individuals who are making a difference in their communities.

A producer from AOL saw the story of ScentsAbility on South Florida’s Channel 10 News earlier this fall and ScentsAbilitiy was chosen as AOL’s Holiday Heroes. AOL sent a crew to the ScentsAbility candle shoppe to interview the team, and spend a day of candle making with the special young adults. It was a very special day for everyone. The morning was full of interviews and emotional individual stories. Then they went out for pizza with the crew for lunch. In the afternoon they returned to the candle shop and made candles, volcanoes and had lots of laughs. The AOL crew learned all about ScentsAbility’s mission to provide job training, employment and housing for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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Women’s Expo 2018 WEX

Women’s Expo 2018 WEX

WEX is the premier event for entrepreneurs, change-makers, go-getters, creatives, industry leaders, and any woman who has a dream and a mission to turn her ideas into reality. ScentsAbility was invited to attend and Director Bonnie Schmidt was nominated for the National WEX Award.

The team was up bright and early to setup for the event at Broward Convention Center. (Even the boys helped setup the booth! Then they went for breakfast while the women had fun!) It was non-stop speeches, networking, and selling. An incredible event that encourages women from all over the world to be the best they can be.

There wasn’t an open seat in the house when the award was announced and many were waiting in anticipation. To the surprise of team ScentsAbility, Bonnie was announced the winner of the 2018 WEX award! Bonnie, Lexy and Jessica made their way up to the stage and they were showered with photographers paparazzi style! Lexy was smiling from ear to ear.

Thank you to Alexa Carlin Founder and CEO of WEX for allowing Scentsability to be part of this very special event.

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ScentsAbility attends JAFCO Fundraiser

ScentsAbility attends JAFCO Fundraiser

Year after year JAFCO invites the ScentsAbility team to the “In My Shoes” luncheon. It’s a special day to help raise funds to care for abused and neglected children and those with disabilities. ScentsAbility is always excited to show their latest products, and meet people from Palm Beach county that support their mission. Jessica was super excited when she ran into one of her favorite people, Siggy Flicker from Real Housewives of New Jersey. It was a great day of people, pictures and candles. Thank you to Sarah Franco Executive Director of JAFCO for inviting us to this amazing fundraising event.


Jack Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Jack Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

A couple weeks ago we received a call from the Director at Jack Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She saw the Channel 10 News segment on ScentsAbility and she instantly fell in love with our cause. She asked if she could put ScentsAbility candles in the gift shop at the hospital. The answer was a resounding yes!

They scheduled a day for the team to bring products for the gift shop to sell. We didn’t just bring some of our products for the gift shop but spent the whole day there.


They had us setup a table with all of our products so the hospital staff and visitors could see what ScentsAbility was all about. The team had an incredible day of sales! It was a very very long day for everyone and Lexy was pooped by the end of the day.

Thank you to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for their support! We look forward to our next visit!