Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Doing Great Service Together

There's a very important reason that our company's mission is Together, Building People through science, success, and service. As you experience the health support provided by 4Life products and achieve success with the Life Rewards Plan, you're in a position to reach out to others in meaningful service. Likewise, the success you achieve with your individual business elevates the success of the company as a whole, allowing the corporate team to devote more resources to serving others.

In January of this year, Foundation 4Life® donated $18,750 USD to the non-profit organization Feed The Children to help pay for wood materials, various tools, and financial and transportation assistance for a new carpentry/vocational school in the municipality of Omoa, Honduras. On February 5, 4Life Senior Vice President of Marketing Trent Tenney and Foundation 4Life Director Tracie Kay joined Feed the Children representatives and local government leaders to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the school. As the program succeeds, community leaders look forward to enlarging the facility and increasing the number of students who can enroll in these training courses. And, the school hopes to offer micro credit loans to students upon course completion that will allow them to start their own small businesses. Classes will begin in early March, with 20 boys and girls.

Trent and Tracie also traveled to La Ceiba and Tegucigalpita, Honduras, to present 2,000 school kits (assembled by 4Life distributors and executives at BIG Convention 2010) and over 1,200 school uniforms to children at five schools. The school kits and uniforms lessen the financial burden that families feel, which often causes them to exclude their children from attending school because they can't afford simple supplies. For nearly every child, the school kit they received is the first time they have ever owned something new—something of their own.

And last—but certainly not least—including our initial donation in Honduras in August 2010, 4Life and our distributors have donated over 1.4 million 4Life Fortify® meals to children in countries such as Ecuador, Honduras, Philippines, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic. Watch for future updates as each donation arrives in these countries.

What amazing service work we can do together! Thank you for all you do.

Click here to read press releases about these events.

The building before the renovation

The vocational school after the renovation

The ribbon-cutting ceremony