Sunday, June 27, 2010

Finally - A Home Party for a Great Cause

I recently read in Redbook magazine about woman named Sarah Symons from Massachusetts. She started a nonprofit organization called The Emancipation Network. You can click on the Made By Survivors site for more information.

The organization helps rescue women and girls from sexual slavery. After visiting a shelter for rescued girls in Nepal, she purchased some hand crafted items that the girls had made, and brought the items back to the United States. She threw a "Shop for Freedom" party. Women at the party bought the crafts, and hosted more parties. The profits were sent back to Nepal.

You can also purchase items directly on the site, or host a party. I'm wondering how much of the money goes to Consultants and Hosts, and how much goes back to the organization.

Any thoughts? I'd be more likely to host a party for a cause like this; although I would like to know what percentage is sent back to the girls and women.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Consultant Calamities is on Twitter

You can now follow Consultant Calamities on Twitter! I'll be making Twitter updates when I have a new story or new info.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

The Mary Kay House

How would you like to go in together and buy a house with your Mary Kay "sister" Consultants? These ladies did just that. Here is a link to the pictures of the house on a Facebook page (which, for now, is still public):

Scary Kay House

How do you like the "shrine" to Mary Kay above the fireplace? Cuh-reeeeepy.

I also sent this information to the fabulous site Pink Truth, where the site owner posted the photos and her thoughts on the house. I've been meaning to post it on here, as well. I wonder if the Consultants are still each able to pay for the their share of the house.
This is a bad idea on so many levels.

Can you imagine having the responsibility to pay a portion of mortgage and taxes on a house, with your fellow Home Party Consultants? If you've ever been a Consultant for any Home Party, you know how difficult it is to make a consistent amount of money every month. At times, it's difficult to make any money at all. Some of the MK Consultants are Directors, but that is a tough position to hold, and many lose their Directorship in a short period of time.
What will they do if a few of them default on payments? The others will have to make larger payments, or they will eventually have to sell the house.

Plus, who's job will it be to clean the toilets? That's what *I* want to know!

*Thanks to a friend for finding the Mary Kay house online and sending it to me!*