Amway and Kids Food Basket recognized in DC!

Dec 02, 2010

On Tuesday, the Business Civic Leadership Center of the US Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Corporate Citizenship Awards Dinner in Washington D.C.  The evening was an opportunity to recognize the many companies committed to local and global social change through their respective corporate citizenship efforts.

Amway and Kids Food Basket were honored to be among five finalists for the Partnership Award.  The category honors companies and charitable organizations for successfully working together to address an important social issue.

Amway and Kids Food Basket were recognized for working together to combat a 19.4% hunger rate in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  A team of efficiency experts from Amway volunteered to teach Kids Food Basket staff how to streamline its business processes. The result–meals at KFB is made faster and their capacity to feed more kids sack suppers in inner-city schools.

We were in good company, with award winners including:

Corporate Stewardship – Best Buy won this category as a nod to its overall culture, its operational practices, and for creating shared value benefiting both the company and society.

U.S. Community Service – Sharing the award are Navistar Diesel of Alabama and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The companies received this award for an innovative employee program to combat the recession and for pro bono employee service at various nonprofit organizations, respectively.

International Community Service – Cargill received this award for social involvement in countries including Côte d’Ivoire, Indonesia, and Vietnam, contributing to increased economic opportunity for local communities and their residents.  

Partnership Award – Deloitte and its nonprofit partner, College Summit, took top honors in this people’s choice category, earning the award for their work to increase college enrollment rates in low-income U.S. communities.  

 

 

Thanks to Angela Nelson and Debb Kalmbach for contributing to this story … and representing us in DC!

 

 

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