Posts tagged with “Laura Kaeppeler”

What if Miss America knocked on your door?

Tuesday, 17 April, 2012

The newly crowned Miss America, Laura Kaeppeler from Wisconsin, recently visited the hometown of Amway headquarters – and her time was well spent.

In addition to meeting with Amway leaders who sponsored her scholarship through the Miss America contest, and who would be working with her over the next year during her role as Amway spokeswoman, Laura took the time to visit some Amway One by One partners in the Grand Rapids area – some who were very surprised to see her.

Laura helped to celebrate National Reading Month, reading to children at the Steil Boys & Girls Club in Grand Rapids and young patients at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

She also surprised two local families served by Urban Family Ministries with spring break “staycations” gift packages of activities to do around Grand Rapids.

Thanks to Marsha Champion for sharing this story.

In step with Miss America

Monday, 20 February, 2012

Over the last couple of years, the reigning Miss America champions have been wonderful spokespeople not only for the Artistry brand of Amway cosmetics, but also of causes focused on children’s issues.

In 2010, Miss America Caressa Cameron visited patients at the DeVos Children’s Hospital in Amway’s hometown to hand out books and read with the kids.







Last year, Miss America Teresa Scanlan helped us build organic gardens for youth with Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

We were excited to hear that this year’s Miss America, Laura Kaeppeler, cited her platform as mentoring children of incarcerated parents.


In fact, Amway has supported the US Dream Academy for more than six years, providing mentors and support to children whose parents have been incarcerated.

Working with Miss America in 2012, we look forward to a great year of partnership for children.