Posts tagged with “Nutrilite”

Book Proceeds Donated to Fight Malnutrition

Thursday, 10 July, 2014

The Nutrilite Story has been re-released by Dr. Sam Rehnborg, son of the founder of Nutrilite.

It is currently for sale as an eBook in English, and will be translated into other languages soon.

The best news is that all proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Nutrilite Power of 5 program, to help fight childhood malnutrition globally.

The eBook is released with new material in honor of the 80th anniversary of Nutrilite. It sells for $9.99 USD from online vendors globally, including store.Vook.com, Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Samsung, Google Play and Baker & Taylor.

Please consider purchasing a copy … a great story for a great cause!

Population: 305

Tuesday, 31 December, 2013

Tonight, millions will crowd Times Square, where earlier this year we announced the Amway Universal Children’s Day on a jumbotron. It will be loud!

But travel with us to a quieter place. It’s in the state of Jalisco in southwest Mexico – a farming community with a total population of 305.

There you will find Rancho El Petecal, a 1,400-acre certified organic farm that has the perfect climate of sunshine and rain to grow things like spinach, kale, broccoli, watercress, parsley, grapefruit, oranges, lemons, oregano, sage and asparagus.

The farm is owned by Amway, and the plants are used to make Nutrilite vitamins and supplements sold by Amway Business Owners in more than 100 countries and territories around the world.

Our farm managers tell us that when you work in a village that small, you become part of the community, and your vitality is intricately tied to the success of the families that live and work there.

But there are great needs to address. Local familieis struggle with education, health care, nutrition, literacy, dental health, access to technology and more.

As the history of Rancho El Petecal has deepened, so has its leaders’ commitment to helping our neighbors and their children to reach their potential.

It starts with providing our company’s products, because we want to share the best health and nutrition products available.

So there are regular distributions of things like Nutrilite nutritional supplements and Glister toothpaste to children and adults. In addition, Amway employees have hosted educational programs that promote healthy habits and teach people how best to care for themselves.

Amway also contributes directly toward healthcare, including the support of a local physician, Dr. Sandra Romo, who has lived and worked in the village for more than a decade.

Amway partners with local governments and nonprofits to ensure there is adequate medical care, dental care and immunizations.

Education can be a crucial element in moving out of poverty for children and adults.

There are programs that support local schools, scholarships for local children going to college, and literacy and computer programs for adult workers.

A community shares its celebrations, and Rancho El Petecal is no exception. We celebrate our holidays, graduations, the birth of children and more.

Why? Because we know our futures are tied together in this small world, as well as the bigger one.

Thanks to Gerardo Gordillo for sharing these stories, and to the passion and compassion of our Nutrilite staff in Rancho El Petecal.

Fitness and Generosity in Lithuania

Monday, 14 October, 2013

Amway and Amway Business Owners recently combined generosity and fitness during one of the largest bicycle events in the Baltic countries.

The Velomarathon attracts 10,000 cyclists from 24 countries, and Amway and Nutrilite were front and center in support as an official partner in Vilnius, Lithuania.

 

Approximately 270 people from Team Nutrilite participated, making it one of the largest teams in the Velomarathon.

 

Well before the event, Amway had begun raising money for a local sports club, called Dubysa in the city of Šiaulių, an organization championed by famous Lithuanian cyclist Gediminas Bagdonas, whose own career began at the same school.

Amway donated 5 euros for everyone who registered for the event under Team Nutrilite, raising 13,000 LTL ($5,000 USD), and helping to launch the next generation of young sports enthusiasts.

 

Thanks to Marcin Kłódkiewicz for sharing this story.

From Teresa Palmer and Kurt Warner

Friday, 4 October, 2013

We do not hesitate to throw all of our resources into the Amway One by One Campaign for Children!

This includes inviting some of our most influential friends to help us challenge Amway Business Owners and employees to get involved.

Following are two short videos: one from Teresa Palmer, Australian movie actress and ARTISTRY global face, and one from Kurt Warner, former professional NFL football star and NUTRILITE spokesperson.

Summer Sports Camps for Autistic Children in Italy

Monday, 5 August, 2013

Many of us have fond memories of summer camp – the experiences, the friends and the great stories.

Thanks to Nutrilite and the AC Milan Foundation, children and teens in Italy with autism will have the opportunity to participate in their own special sports camps next summer.

With a donation of 30,000 euros (approximately $40,000 USD) to the Aita Summer Camp Project, sports camps will now be hosted in 2014 in Milan, Rome and Catania.

A check was presented during the Nutrilite Tennis Challenge—Adidas Cup, with former AC Milan players Pablo Maldini and Daniele Massaro.

Let the childhood memories begin!

Thanks to guest writer Bryleigh Loughlin, and to Monica Milone and Sarah Wellner for sharing this story.

One Employee Makes a World of Difference

Wednesday, 10 July, 2013

Every month the call goes out. Machelle Cox is looking for employees who will go to Orangewood Children and Family Center to inspire and interact with kids. For many, it is just an afternoon away from work doing a fun activity. For Machelle, it has become a calling.

It started in 2009 when Machelle was looking for ways that manufacturing employees could volunteer for Amway One by One. She organized a toy drive for Orangewood, and the more she learned, the more involved she had to become.

Orangewood is Orange County, California’s only emergency shelter for neglected and/or sexually, physically or emotionally abused children. The Center takes in more than 1,400 children each year who have been removed from their caretakers by police officers or child protective services workers and placed into protective custody.

The kids in the Home are lucky to be in a safe environment, but they often miss their friends and extended families. It can be a sad and difficult adjustment. That’s when Machelle Cox does her magic.

Machelle schedules regular play dates and activities with volunteers. Because children are constantly brought in or sent out for placement, the activities have to be engaging, yet comforting each and every time. Events can include cuddling infants, seasonal arts and crafts, summer outdoor activities and even earthquake preparedness.

Without Machelle, there may not be regular volunteer activities, and regular success stories from foster children who are regaining hope. One person can make a difference!

Thanks to Erika Nungary for sharing this story.

Action at our second home: Buena Park, California

Saturday, 5 January, 2013

We started our global review of activities at our world headquarters in Michigan. But Amway has another headquarters facility in Buena Park, California, where many of our Nutrilite products are made and where the Nutrilite Center for Optimal Health is located.

Employees in Buena Park make lasting commitments to their community partners, and find new ways to help every year.

At the Buena Park Boys & Girls Club, which was founded by Carl and Edith Rehnborg, the founders of Nutrilite, employees can often be found working with the Club members through mentoring, gardening, or helping with the board of directors.

This year, Amway employees in Buena Park gave Boys & Girls Club members the opportunity to participate in the Orange County Marathon, along with 4,100 students from local schools.

Several years ago, employees began to support the Orangewood Children’s Home, a foster care center and shelter for abused and neglected children. Employees regularly visit to provide fun activities and mentoring for children going through tough times. This year, they even helped teach about disaster response and deliver preparedness kits.

There are lots more fundraisers, holiday giving, volunteering and board service going on out west. The Nutrilite legacy of care means a shining light of generosity in the heart of Southern California.

Kicking Since 2002

Wednesday, 14 November, 2012

About ten years ago, in anticipation of the launch of the Amway One by One Campaign for Children, we looked around the world to see what our people were doing to help children in their local communities. 

In South Korea, we found a small soccer program with a big story.

Soccer is wildly popular across Korea, and many children grow up playing. In fact, when we visited a Child Welfare Center in Seoul last year, children in the crowded neighborhood played on the roof of their building.

Yet not every child can afford the team fees and equipment to compete with their peers, particularly groups of families from different countries that may not understand the language and culture, and that struggle financially.

The Nutrilite Soccer Teams (named after Amway’s Nutrilite brand of vitamins) was established in 2002 as a sports and nutrition program for children of ethnically diverse families in South Korea. The children who were often misunderstood and suffered from discrimination were given a chance to join their peers and develop a common bond, creating a build bridges across international cultures.

Today, the program is still going strong, and was recently profiled in Joongang-ilbo.

Play on!

Shaking up our approach to nutrition

Friday, 9 March, 2012

Young students in the village of Reeds Ciawi-Bogor in Indonesia are blending learning with play, while they blend up some nutritious drinks.

Amway staff and Independent Business Owners brought a supply of fruit, milk, protein powder and drink mixes to school for a fun day of experimenting with different tastes and textures.

 

Like any new food, the children were reluctant at first, but the flavors won them over, and brought milky smiles to their faces.

 

Working through the Amway Care Foundation, the volunteers and students agreed to make this a regular event at the school.

 

Thanks to Riana Nurwulan for sharing this story.

Not just spinning your wheels

Tuesday, 7 February, 2012

What started as a health event in Taiwan, soon spilled over into a significant initiative for children.

Late last year, Amway held three Nutrilite Bike Day events in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung to promote exercise and nutrition.

People in Taiwan don’t often get the chance to ride their bikes freely on major highways in the fresh air with friends and family. So the event attracted large audiences, with more than 32,000 participating, including many Amway distributors and employees.

Every good ride needs a good finish. In Taipei, the ride ended at the Presidential Office Square. There, Amway set up a “charity carnival” that raised money for children with mental and physical disabilities.

At the end of the races, the event raised NT$7.1 million (US$231,648) for the Angel Heart Family Social Welfare Foundation.

In this bike race, everyone won.

Thanks to Julie Wu for sharing this story.