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.
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?
Certificate of recognition received from The Department of Education’s Adopt a School Program
Just a few weeks before Christmas last year, disaster struck in Mindanao. Typhoon Bhopa, locally called Tropical Storm Pablo, was declared a category 5 super typhoon that left more than 1,000 people dead and roughly 80,000 homeless.