IBOs

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Independent Business Owners play significant roles in supporting their communities.  They’re enthusiastic, energetic and hard working; they share of themselves and their resources to help others make more of themselves.

The Power of One, Multiplied!

The Power of One, Multiplied!

January 28, 2014 0 comments

Check out the big hearts of Amway Independent Business Owners (IBOs) who shared their stories on how they’re making a difference in their communities at Achievers 2013. IBOs were given the opportunity to tell their philanthropic initiatives to story illustrators who then visually conveyed them in an artistic way. Each illustration was …Read Full Story

Stringing together hope to benefit at-risk kids

Stringing together hope to benefit at-risk kids

January 16, 2014 0 comments

Who doesn’t love to hear heartwarming stories about Amway Independent Business Owners (IBOs) doing incredible things to support the work of the U.S. Dream Academy (USDA) with at-risk children? Even better? A story about the child of an IBO investing their time to help the kids served by the Dream …Read Full Story

Making the Holiday’s Brighter at the New York Amway Business Center

Making the Holiday’s Brighter at the New York Amway Business Center

January 8, 2014 0 comments

Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas! Donning the proverbial red suit of Santa Claus, Amway Independent Business Owners (IBOs) helped make the holidays a little bit brighter for children in need. This season’s special cause was the Easter Seals New York toy drive, serving children in need between the ages of …Read Full Story

An 80th Birthday Leap For Easter Seals

An 80th Birthday Leap For Easter Seals

September 17, 2013 0 comments

Look out below!  Amway Independent Business Owner Barbara Morales recently celebrated her 80th birthday in a very big way—by jumping out of a plane!…all to benefit the families served by Easter Seals® Southern California. Barbara was joined in the skies over Lake Elsinore, California, by her husband of 62 years, …Read Full Story

Easter Seals Drop Zone: IBO Superheroes take on a tall challenge

Easter Seals Drop Zone: IBO Superheroes take on a tall challenge

September 11, 2013 0 comments

It’s that time of the year! In sixteen Canadian cities, everyday “superheroes” are donning their capes and rappelling down buildings…all to benefit the children served by Easter Seals® Canada. The fun is known as “Drop Zone” and provides perfectly normal, albeit big hearted, people an opportunity to buckle on a …Read Full Story

Easter Seals New Jersey Walk With Me

Easter Seals New Jersey Walk With Me

August 13, 2013 0 comments

On May 11th, under a light drizzle at MetLife stadium, Easter Seals New Jersey and over 1,200 warm-hearted participants braved the unseasonably cool temperatures for an incredible cause—Walk With Me. Amway Independent Business Owners (IBOs) Arlene and John Simeone alongside the Simeone Team raised nearly $7,500. The money raised from …Read Full Story

Amway IBOs and Easter Seals Help to Pave the Way!

Amway IBOs and Easter Seals Help to Pave the Way!

August 1, 2013 0 comments

Easter Seals’ New York’s Annual Gala is always special and the 2013 “Paving the Way” event was no exception! Easter Seals executives and staff, Board members, local government officials and community supporters gathered to honor the work of many and raise support for the valuable work that is ongoing each …Read Full Story

Enabling Youth to Accept the Present, Create their Future

Enabling Youth to Accept the Present, Create their Future

July 31, 2013 0 comments

Kristen Symbula is one busy woman. Full-time project manager, part-time yoga instructor, and enthusiastic Amway Independent Business Owner (IBO), Kristen also finds time to help underprivileged children in her Philadelphia community. Kristen works with Katie at the Bat and the Community Angel Foundation. Both are non-profits dedicated to empowering children …Read Full Story

Never Too Young to Give

Never Too Young to Give

July 30, 2013 0 comments

Lauren Henry, daughter of Independent Business Owners William and Maryl Henry of Sarasota, Florida, has always believed in community service. Helping others has been an important part of her life since she was a young girl. So, in January of this year when Amway North America asked the teenaged kids …Read Full Story

Citizen Cox

Citizen Cox

July 22, 2013 0 comments

Vance hands Melissa Hammerquist , President of the Flower Mound Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association, one of the five Streamlight Stinger DS LED Flashlights the Amway donation helped purchase for patrol officers and sergeants. IBO Vance Cox probably never imagined himself assisting police officers with traffic control, helping round up …Read Full Story

Horseback Riding: A Special Activity for Children with Special Needs

Horseback Riding: A Special Activity for Children with Special Needs

July 19, 2013 0 comments

Riding Hope began 10 years ago with a dream two mothers had for their daughters. What started with one horse, five children with special needs, and 10 volunteers has grown into an amazing organization, that has served more than 100 children and involved more than 100 volunteers, including 12 horses. …Read Full Story

Serving Those Who Have Served Our Country

Serving Those Who Have Served Our Country

June 7, 2013 0 comments

Since Patrick Mahoney joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 2011, his father and mother, Amway Independent Business Owners Rich and Lisa Mahoney, have joined those serving as well. The Mahoneys have made the U.S. Marine Corps League and Auxiliary an integral part of their lives.  Through the national volunteer organizations they work in conjunction …Read Full Story

Eight-year-old Teaches How to Live and Love

Eight-year-old Teaches How to Live and Love

June 7, 2013 0 comments

Life for Amway Independent Business Owner (IBO) Derek Faiello and his family has not been the same since Derek’s eight-year old nephew, Chase, lost his battle against leukemia in 2003. “We learned how important the three F’s are: faith, family, and friends … and that the petty things in life that get …Read Full Story

Soap Gives Hope to Long Islanders

Soap Gives Hope to Long Islanders

April 15, 2013 0 comments

Residents of East Rockaway village on Long Island, New York, continue to work together to clean up their neighborhoods in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Fortunately, generous people from all over the world have stepped up to provide assistance to the hardhit area, including Joann Hahn, an Amway Independent Business …Read Full Story

Military Veteran Given Texas Outdoor Adventure

Military Veteran Given Texas Outdoor Adventure

April 2, 2013 0 comments

National Guardsman Master Sergeant Anthony Cogdill (Tony) has completed 36 years of honorable Service to his country, but not without personal hardship. In the summer of 2011, Tony suffered a serious neck injury during a training exercise during his last deployment to Afghanistan. When he returned to the U. S., he was diagnosed …Read Full Story

Creating New Memories at the Minnesota Veterans Home

Creating New Memories at the Minnesota Veterans Home

April 2, 2013 3 comments

Kirk Larson, Amway Independent Business Owner and chairman of the all volunteer Minnesota Veterans Home (MVH) Family Council, is passionate about supporting veterans and their families and giving them opportunities to create new, happy memories. Elected to chair in 2008, Kirk has worked to establish the Council as a non-profit …Read Full Story

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Gives Thanks to Veterans

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Gives Thanks to Veterans

March 6, 2013 0 comments

What began in 2010 as a seven-member military support ministry is now a non-profit made up of 150 veterans, active service members, and other caring individuals. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon South of the River (BTYR SOTR) based in Minnesota and chaired by Amway Independent Business Owner Dawn Buhain, supports military veterans and …Read Full Story

A Meaningful 21st Birthday

A Meaningful 21st Birthday

February 12, 2013 0 comments

Amway Independent Business Owner Erynn Whelan’s 21st birthday was one to be remembered. For the past three years Erynn has used her birthday celebration as a platform for raising money for Operation Shoebox, a non-profit organization that sends care packages to active military troops.   On August 24th, she and more than 50 …Read Full Story

Hiking for Hope

Hiking for Hope

February 7, 2013 0 comments

When 17-year-old Rebecca Simpson, daughter of Amway IBOs Jeffrey and Emmaline Simpson, passed away after a four-year struggle against leukemia, Jeffrey turned to his passion for the outdoors as a way to help him cope. Now he is in the process of hiking more than 2000 miles of the Appalachian …Read Full Story

Mision Juvenil: Youth Supporting Youth

Mision Juvenil: Youth Supporting Youth

February 4, 2013 1 comment

Youth helping youth is the cornerstone of Amway IBOs Cristhiam and Yeni Quiroga’s vision for Mision Juvenil, an initiative to give hope to children who have been marginalized by society. “We saw other organizations doing something similar, but there was not a specific way for youth to work for youth. We wanted …Read Full Story