Australian winners announced!

Nov 11, 2011

In May, our company chairman Steve Van Andel announced that $100,000 would be donated to Amway One by One as part of the Amway Australia 40th anniversary.

Amway Independent Business Owners (IBOs) and staff nominated 36 excellent projects that touched them and demonstrated meaningful work for children in need.

After careful deliberation, 8 projects were chosen to receive funds:

  • Heart Kids – helping children with heart disease, the leading cause of infant death
  • Indigenous Learning Centre at Orana – helping indigenous children learn to read, write and use computers
  • Mater Mothers Hospital Brisbane – providing a new twin neonatal crib for seriously ill and premature babies
  • Cystic Fibrosis – providing six nebulizers for better and faster treatment for families that can’t afford them
  • Autism – providing early intervention for children suffering autism on the Gold Coast
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia – helping infants who have undergone major surgery for congenital abnormalities with research and early intervention
  • Disabled Child Sport – providing sports equipment for children in Western Australia living with disabilities
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa – helping children who suffer from a painful genetic skin condition with camp for kids and respite support for family members

At a recent staff meeting in Australia, employees discussed how some of these causes affected them personally. They, along with Amway IBOs, have made this initiative their own, and brought us closer to families and children in the communities where we live and work.

Pictured: Amway leaders delivering their gift to Heart Kids. Thanks to Kevin Lowe for sharing this story.

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