Volunteer Week Contest 2012

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 2012 was April 16–21 – 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.

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

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