On November 20, more than 15,000 people in 57 countries helped 100,000 children
ADA, Mich., December 9 2013 /3BL Media/ – During the span of 24 hours on November 20, more than 15,000 Amway business owners and employees mobilized to serve children’s causes in their communities. In 57 countries, together they volunteered 35,425 service hours through 304 projects benefitting more than 100,000 children.
The AMWAY ONE BY ONE® Campaign for Children Universal Children's Day was the culmination of activities celebrating the Campaign's 10th anniversary.
A beautiful example has emerged in the Philippines
Amway - No stranger to natural and manmade disasters
By Jesse Hertstein
As a global organization, we are no strangers to natural and manmade disasters.
Millions of people make up the global Amway family, so a disaster in one country has a ripple effect on the others. Our sympathies are not measured by the size of the market, but the impact on our friends and colleagues.
Starting at midnight on Wednesday, November 20, the Amway Universal Children’s Day came to life. Amway business owners and employees in more than 55 countries participated in volunteering, giving and advocacy with local partners.
We tracked over 100 projects, and are certain that there were many more that we may never know about. They started in Australia, moved around the world, passed through our headquarters in Ada, Michigan, and ended at our Nutrilite offices in Buena Park, California.
Over the past few days, we’ve been in frequent contact with our colleagues in the Philippines.
If you follow recent news reports, you know about how Super Typhoon Haiyan blasted through the country late last week. There is inconsistency in the report of numbers impacted, mainly because communications are nearly impossible in areas that are decimated by winds and flooding. But we do know that thousands of people have lost their lives, hundreds of thousands are displaced, and millions are affected.
Why was November 20 for the Amway Universal Children’s Day?
Amway was founded in November, 1959. That same month, on November 20, 1959, the United Nations issued the Declaration of the Rights of a Child, which said, “Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give.”
On November 20, Amway Employees and Distributors will “mobilize for good.”
ADA, Mich., October 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – As the culminating event in the Amway One by One Campaign for Children’s 10 year anniversary, Amway is mobilizing employees and distributors from across the globe on November 20 to serve children’s causes they are passionate about. The global event is Amway Universal Children’s Day.
Amway Universal Children’s Day will be an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to improve the lives of children everywhere we do business. It will also be a demonstration to ourselves of what we are capable when we all work together towards a common cause.
So how will you show your commitment? What cause for children are you passionate about?