The ATEAM, lead by International Diamond, Janice Skeen, in Barberton, Ohio found out that right in their own community, 78% of the children were at risk and most of these children were only eating meals when at school. The children lost the ability to concentrate during school leading to lower test scores and poor behavior.
The ATEAM stepped up and wanted to help these kids by implementing a Snack Pack & Backpack program! The ATEAM puts together snack packs filled with food items to be given to kids who won’t have meals to eat over the weekend as well as providing backpacks and basic school supplies. This program has been successful for seven years now and the results are amazing! The students on this program increased their academic performance by 11 percentile points compared to students who were not on the program. These students also showed improved classroom behavior, an increased ability to manage stress and depression and had better attitudes about themselves, others and the sch...
I am so happy to announce that David Guillén is our very first Foundation 4Life scholarship student to graduate from college! David lived at La Casa Rosada orphanage in the Dominican Republic for 12 years, where he learned how to work hard, be determined, and never give up! He overcame many obstacles, and now he’s a college graduate. Thank you to everyone who has donated to Foundation 4Life over the years. You have helped David achieve his goals and dreams. You have helped give him hope to achieve a better life for himself.
I am so excited to share about the first Foundation 4Life project in China! In May of 2019 a library for a rural elementary school in Fujian, China was built. A ribbon ceremony was held on May 29 to commemorate the library opening at Kuitou Elementary School.
Vice President of Greater China Dave Nash attended the ceremony and spoke on behalf of 4Life. Other attendees included town Vice Secretary Li Kangzaikou and other government officials, as well as journalists, administrators, teachers, and students.
Donations were also used to provide furniture, computers, school supplies, and books for the facility. For many children, the school library is their only access to a computer. Nash: “We were thrilled to help build a library at Kuitou Elementary School to promote childhood learning. The library will provide resources to help children learn, grow, and be successful.” It is so amazing to see how our service efforts are moving around the world!
Throughout the last year the students at Doña Justa Guido Memorial School in the Philippines are still making wonderful progress. The donations received have helped each of these students thrive physically, mentally and emotionally.
Most children are filled with excitement as they start a new school year. They look forward to seeing old friends, making new friends, and showing off their new backpacks and school clothes to their classmates. But for some kids, a new school year can bring stress, anxiety, and even embarrassment if they don’t have basic necessities and supplies. It can also be extremely stressful for parents who may not have the means to provide what their kids need to be successful.
International Diamond Janice Skeen and the ATEAM of Ohio have been rallying together to help make going back to school a special and exciting time for children in their local community. For the past several years, the ATEAM has provided weekend snack packs for kids at Barberton West Elementary in Ohio to help supplement meals when they aren’t in school. This year, along with the snack pack program, the ATEAM also provided the lucky children with backpacks and school supplies.
Inspired by their efforts, 4Life Global Headqua...
For the past five years, International Diamond Rozaliya Kobylianska, along with other 4Life distributors and 4Life Eurasia staff members, have developed a special relationship with an orphanage in Lyubystok, Ukraine. This orphanage is home to 30 children from ages 7 to 18 who love when 4Life family members come to visit them.
Over the past few visits, 4Life distributors have made this orphanage a little more special by bringing new toys, school supplies, and treats for the children. The children also received new beds and orthopedic mattresses in addition to renovations to the bedrooms and the gym.
No matter where we are in the world, 4Life family members are genuinely changing the lives of those around them. Together, we are doing small things that make a big difference.
(November 2017) Many wonderful 4Life Taiwan distributors shared their love for children in need during a book and shoe donation ceremony at Yujing Elementary School in Tainan City. Distributors donated money and time to purchase new shoes and books for the children. In addition, distributors donated equipment for the school’s gym. This marks the fifth year of support from Foundation 4Life to Yujing Elementary School. 4Life Manager of International Christine Hartman presented the shoes and books to Principal Jiang, Long An.
“My mom and dad work very hard to provide for our family,” one of the students wrote in a thank-you note. “They buy me a new pair of shoes every two to three years, but my shoes have holes within a year. Thank you, thank you, 4Life, for my new shoes! I will treasure them. I will help others someday like you are helping me now.”
Stationery packs were also given to the children to encourage them to study hard and serve in the local community. After the donation pre...
(August 2017) Six children from SOS Children’s Villages communities in Mexico graduated from various grades. Over 100 4Life® Mexico distributors, staff members, and SOS Children’s Villages personnel and participants attended the graduation ceremony. These kids have worked so hard over the years to maintain excellent grades. They recognize the importance of education, and they’re grateful to everyone who has sponsored them.
During the event, the children were recognized for their efforts and speakers shared messages to motivate the kids to continue pursuing their goals and dreams. Also, the kids received tennis shoes as a gift.
4Life Mexico General Manager Octavio Escalante said: “It was a privilege to be a part of this special day. We love being present for such special moments. On behalf of all staff members, I reiterate our support in helping children reach their dreams. We’re so proud that they’ve taken advantage of the resources given to them by getting good grades and becoming...