LTD using time together to give back

Aug 06, 2010

This Spring, Amway Global Independent Business Owners from Leadership Team Development (LTD) decided to use their time together to help the local Ronald Mc Donald House in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Because LTD members are growing IBOs who are in the business of building teams, what better way to foster team unity than serving the community together? This provoking question was the genesis of reaching out to the communities that open their cities to LTD members during weekend conferences.

“We saw what Amway was doing at Achievers with the One by One Campaign with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida, and we liked what we saw,” recalls John Dumproff, LTD’s CEO. “Amway is making a real difference in the lives of children with this campaign.  We wanted to see if we could get our members excited about working towards the same goal.”

As a company, selecting RMHC as the outreach was quite simple for a variety of reasons: it has great name recognition; many RMHC locations are in the major cities LTD has events; and, most importantly, the houses serve as a “home away from home” for families of critically ill children being treated at local hospitals. In fact, some of LTD’s members have utilized the RMHC and were blessed by their experiences – the staff just knew it was the charity for the company and its members.

Leading up to the IMPACT events, LTD spread the word to its members about the outreach and the ways they could participate. They could donate household products, collect tabs from aluminum cans, and, for Greensboro attendees, purchase a RMHC t-shirt as a donation for that house. Obviously, as an IBO support system, LTD was most excited about seeing those Amway Global household products and tabs from XS Energy Drink cans!  

In all, LTD is proud to have donated approximately 400 lbs of pop tabs and 30 large cases of products which were delivered directly to the houses in each city.  For the curious-minded, 400 pounds of pop tabs is approximately 572,000 tabs collected in less than six weeks! And through this small act of popping those tabs and bringing them to IMPACT, LTD members helped pay for 20 nights at a local RMH. The donated products included vitamins, laundry care, cleaning supplies, toothpaste & brushes, shampoo, toiletry items, snack foods and more.

And to help the LTD Staff manage the products and tabs, over 30 LTD members volunteered their time Saturday of the weekend conference. Along with staff, they assisted by collecting, sorting, boxing, and loading the items donated to the homes.

The collected donations during the six-week campaign are surely impressive, but the message behind this generosity is more impressive.

“We can’t thank (LTD & its members) enough for choosing us and we look forward to working with (LTD) in the future as well,” shares Lisa Westmoreland, Community Events Director of the Durham, NC RMH. “(The) support will ensure that we continue to be a ‘home away from home’ for the families of critically ill children, so that they can focus on the health and wellbeing of their critically ill children by keeping families together who are in need of a community of hope, comfort, and empathy.”

This was LTD’s first collaborative Community Outreach Project, but it won’t be the last. They are proud of what was accomplished. More importantly, they are excited about the giving spirit of its members and see this is a stepping stone into more great opportunities for the team to make a community IMPACT wherever they go.

LTD’s Outreach Project Coordinator Robyn Roode sums up the heart behind this experience best: “I was so excited to help get this project off the ground.  I am continually amazed at our members’ hearts for serving.  It makes me so proud to be part of such an incredible organization.”

 

 

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    • stephen futado says:

      i’ve always been a volunteer for causes like autism and kid-related events. i am glad to be able to combine this with my internet business as well. as my income increases, then i can do more financially as well as time wise. thanks ltd for keeping the standard.

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