ADA, Mich., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 today to serve children's causes they are passionate about. The global event is called Amway Universal Children's Day.
Since the AMWAY ONE BY ONE® campaign launched in 2003, its focus has been to help children in need. In just 10 short years, Amway distributors and employees have impacted the lives of 10 million children, logged 2.7 million volunteer hours, and raised $190 million for programs.
Over the last three months, Amway employees and distributors have been encouraged to engage in the Amway Universal Children's Day social media campaign. Through the use of the organization's website, blog, Facebook and Twitter, participants have been able to read inspiring stories from around the world. Employees and distributors also will chronicle their participation in Amway Universal Children's Day by using the #amwayonebyone on Instagram photos and videos.
"The passion our employees and distributors possess for serving others, especially children, is truly inspiring," said Amway Vice President Todd Woodward. "Amway Universal Children's Day provides the perfect forum for us to all come together on one day and serve – on a global scale."
Although the projects undertaken will vary widely in scope and complexity, they have one central message – transforming the world starts by committing to help children, one by one.
Amway employees and distributors that have committed to a specific cause include:
- Amway Thailand and the Thai Society Foundation will create the "Amway Rak Nong" (Amway Loves Children) project in collaboration with the Border Patrol Police bureau, to donate more than 22,000 winter jackets to underprivileged students in remote schools.
- Amway Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica and El Salvador will organize a home building and renovation project with Habitat for Humanity.
- Amway Indonesia will support children with cancer, by organizing a "Creativity Corner" in local children's hospitals which will include a tour for volunteers, then working with children on projects including music, drawing and crafts.
- In the United States, up to 4,000 Amway World Headquarters employees will partner with 15 nonprofits on 22 separate service projects ranging from building bikes and assembling hygiene kits to packing sack lunches and creating bookcases.
About the AMWAY ONE BY ONE Campaign for Children
The AMWAY ONE BY ONE® Campaign for Children program rallies the resources of Amway distributors and employees around the world to make a difference in the lives of children in every market in which the company conducts business. Since the AMWAY ONE BY ONE® program launched in 2003, it has provided hope and opportunity to 10 million children and donated $190 million to children's causes worldwide. The number of employee and distributor volunteer hours logged since 2003 totals more than 2.7 million. For information, visit www.amway.com/amwayonebyone.
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