Volunteer Week Contest

Thank you for all of your stories! We are overwhelmed with the tremendous response … and the amazing stories you have to tell!

Celebrating Volunteerism!

National Volunteer Week was April 15–21 – a time for us to recognize and honor those of you who donate your time, energy, and skills in the community because you have a sincere desire to make a difference.

One winning submission was chosen for each day of National Volunteer Week, for a total of seven $500 winners. Check back often as the winning stories will be posted below. For more amazing, heartfelt, stories, visit the IBO section of the site.

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

Animal-lovers Unite to Support Local Animal Shelter

Animal-lovers Unite to Support Local Animal Shelter

July 18, 2012 0 comments

What began as a small student fundraiser has grown into a county-wide effort to support the Gibson County Animal Shelter of Indiana in any way, shape or form.  Amway Independent Business Owner Jarrod Beck became involved with the shelter more than 10 years ago and has continued to support the …Read Full Story

Saving Coral Reefs, Protecting Coasts and Sea Life

Saving Coral Reefs, Protecting Coasts and Sea Life

July 18, 2012 2 comments

What began in 2001 as a grassroots 4-H project started by Amway IBO Ken Nedimyer and his daughter, Kelly, has expanded into a non-profit organization that attracts volunteers from countries as far away as Germany and England. The  Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) has planted 4,000 corals on 22 different reefs in the …Read Full Story

Homeless Find Hope at The Relief Bus

Homeless Find Hope at The Relief Bus

June 15, 2012 1 comment

One cold February day in 1995, Amway Independent Business Owner (IBO) Aris Pavlides ventured into the streets of metro New York to provide help and hope for the less fortunate as a part of non-profit New York City Relief’s (NYCR) outreach program, The Relief Bus, for the first time. Having …Read Full Story

Smiles Abound at Easter Event for At-risk Communities

Smiles Abound at Easter Event for At-risk Communities

June 15, 2012 0 comments

Families living in the West Boulevard corridor in Charlotte, North Carolina received much more than chocolate eggs this past Easter. Since 2006, the non-profit City Dive, Inc. has hosted Resurrection Weekend Outreach (RWO), a free annual event during which families in need are provided food, clothing, practical information and services, …Read Full Story

Special Needs Children Realize Baseball Dreams

Special Needs Children Realize Baseball Dreams

June 7, 2012 2 comments

The crack of a bat hitting a baseball, the smell of a fresh new mitt, the cheers heard as a player touches home plate – these memories are often a staple of childhood and adolescence across the U.S. and many other parts of the world. But for those with a …Read Full Story

Love on a Leash

Love on a Leash

June 1, 2012 0 comments

Standing at a healthy 45 lbs, with boundless energy and a heart full of love, George Oscar Bluth the K9 is enjoying his second chance at life with the help and compassion of Amway Independent Business Owner Chris Summers as well as other volunteers and staff of the non-profit organization …Read Full Story

Rebuilding Communities One Woman at a Time

Rebuilding Communities One Woman at a Time

May 24, 2012 4 comments

“There may be help out there, but we don’t know where it is.” Spoken by incarcerated women afraid and uncertain of what their future would bring, these are the words that set Amway Independent Business Owner Dr. Debbie Lassiter on a journey that led to her co-founding the Convergence Resource …Read Full Story