Calling all IBOs in Philadelphia!

May 12, 2010

We are three days away from our big kickoff event in Philadelphia, and there is still room for IBOs who want to participate.

We will be building one of seven community gardens with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. This will be our inagural event, hosted by Amway Global executives and local IBOs. So we are inviting media and we will be photographing and filming so we can share with other IBOs around the country, and around the world.

If you would like to participate, please email boysandgirlsclubs@amwayglobal.com.

Following are the event details. We hope to see you there!

What
The first community garden building project through Amway Global and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America

When
Saturday, May 15, 2010 – rain or shine
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where
NE Frankfort Boys & Girls Club
1709 Kinsey St
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Who
- Amway Global executives and corporate representatives
- Boys & Girls Club members and staff
- IBOs from the Philadelphia area (up to 30)
- Garden experts from the Green Education Foundation

Why
Kicked off in May, 2010, the Amway Global Positive Sprouts project mobilizes community volunteers to get their hands dirty by planting gardens with Boys and Girls Club members in seven cities around the country. The program will provide educational curriculum so Club members learn about the importance of including fresh fruits and vegetables in their diets.

What to Expect
This will be a hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves event working with around 50 youth ages 10 to 17 from the urban Philadelphia area. Additionally, we’re leveraging our expertise as a health and wellness company to educate youngsters about nutrition, organic gardening practices and cooking from the garden.  Tshirts and gloves will be provided prior to the event, so wear your jeans, sunglasses and outdoor shoes – we’ll take care of the rest. Media will be invited and a film crew will be on hand to document our first garden so we can promote to IBOs and consumers in the other six cities we will visit this year. Please fill out and bring the attached photo release forms, which will be collected at check-in.

Agenda
8:00 a.m. – Arrive at Northeast Frankfurt Boys and Girls Club
8:05 a.m. – Opening ceremonies and introductions
8:30 a.m. – Ground preparation, digging, spreading soil, removing rocks
10:30 a.m. – Garden stations, education, planting, watering
12:30 p.m. – Lunch break (food provided by Boys and Girls Club)
1:30 p.m. – Final ground preparations
2:00 p.m. – Ceremonial dedication
3:00 p.m. – Farewell and optional sign up for future volunteering

To Sign Up
Email boysandgirlsclubs@amwayglobal.com with your full name, IBO number, email, phone number, and the names of any guests you would like to bring (only adults 18 and over please).

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