Volunteer Week Contest 2014

Featured-Stories

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 2014 was April 6–12 – 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.

This year’s chosen winners were each awarded $500 towards the projects described in their submissions. We share their stories to recognize their efforts, and inspire others to undertake giving of their own. For more amazing, heartfelt, stories, visit the IBO section of the site.

Be sure to check out last year’s winning submissions.

Decades of Giving

Decades of Giving

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Erin Metters Leaving a positive mark For nearly three decades, Amway Independent Business Owner Erin Metters has been part of her local Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) chapter in Overland Park, Kansas. The leadership and service organization is committed to improving the lives of people in her community and state, throughout …Read Full Story

Real-World Experiences for Student Success

Real-World Experiences for Student Success

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Emily McGann Creative thinking Parents who send their kids to a private school in Romeoville, Illinois, work hard to help them succeed. And its instructors and administrators go above and beyond, volunteering time, energy, and resources to give their students unique opportunities. Seventh-grade math teacher and Amway Independent Business Owner …Read Full Story

Serving Others, Saving Lives

Serving Others, Saving Lives

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Cathy Brown Meeting a community need When police officers respond to the scene of a serious injury, they often can do little more than wait for an ambulance to arrive. But a simple kit containing items such as bandages, scissors, a tourniquet, and an airway device has been proven to …Read Full Story

A Caring Network

A Caring Network

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Louise Batchelor Walking the path together In 2008, Amway Independent Business Owner Louise Batchelor was involved in a rollover car accident in her SUV. In the trauma center, the doctors discovered cancer. Surgery, radiation, and medications followed – with lots of physical and emotional strain. Throughout her experience, Louise says …Read Full Story

Bringing Theater to Kids

Bringing Theater to Kids

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Patty Austin The thrill of performing Imagine being onstage during a production of your favorite musical. The choreography and costumes beneath the bright lights, the changing scenery, the applause after the final curtain. Now, imagine giving the same opportunity to a child. For the past nine years, Amway Independent Business …Read Full Story