PartyLite Donates $2.1 MM To TODAY Show's Holiday Gift Drive

7th Consecutive Year of Giving Totals $18.6 Million in Product Donations

Dec 11, 2012, 17:00 ET from Blyth, Inc.

GREENWICH, Conn., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH), a direct to consumer company and leading designer and marketer of candles, accessories for the home, and health and wellness products sold through the direct selling and direct marketing channels, announced that its PartyLite division, the world's largest direct-seller of candles, candle accessories and premium home fragrance products, and its 20 thousand North American independent consultants participated in its seventh consecutive year of supporting NBC-TV's TODAY show's Holiday Gift Drive.  Appearing on the December 3rd segment, Michael Norris, PartyLite North America's President, noted that it was with great pride that PartyLite was once again able to participate in this holiday program, donating $2.1 million in products to 14 locations across the country for less-advantaged children to use as holiday gifts for their parents and teachers.  This marks PartyLite's seventh consecutive year supporting this program, bringing its donations to-date to $18.6 million.  PartyLite's independent consultants have a long tradition of supporting both national and local charitable organizations, most notably the American Cancer Society and, in Canada, the Children's Miracle Network.

Blyth, Inc., headquartered in Greenwich, CT, USA, is a direct to consumer business focused on both the direct selling and direct marketing channels.  It designs and markets home fragrance products and decorative accessories, as well as weight management products, nutritional supplements and energy drink mixes.  These products are sold through Direct Selling under both the home party plan and network marketing methods. The Company also designs and markets household convenience items and personalized gifts through the catalog/Internet channel.  The Company manufactures most of its candles and sources nearly all of its other products.  Its products are sold direct to the consumer in North America under the PartyLite®, Two Sisters Gourmet® by PartyLite and ViSalus Sciences® brands, to consumers in the catalog/Internet channel under the As We Change®, Miles Kimball®, Exposures®, Walter Drake® and Easy Comforts® brands.  In Europe, Blyth's products are also sold under the PartyLite brand.  

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