Salt Lake City, Utah (July 15, 2020) 4Life corporate, along with its distributors and employees, came together to donate over 3 million meals to those in need. Employees and distributors donated money to Feeding America’s Pandemic Response Fund. Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.
All employee donations were matched by 4Life. A secondary donor then matched that amount, which resulted in a donation of more than 3 million meals.
Vice President of Service Catherine Larsen: “Thanks to the combined efforts of 4Life employees and distributors, we can continue to further our efforts to Break the Cycle of Poverty and serve those in need during times of crisis. It is through our combined and consistent donations that positive change occurs in the world.”
Feeding America operates through individual, corporate, and government relationships. Prior to the pandemic, an estimated 40 million Americans turned to the Feeding America network for support. There have b...
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...
(May 2017) Jardines del Norte is a community of about 2,000 people in one of the poorer areas of Honduras. Six years ago, families in this community were desperately looking for help. Children were not attending school consistently. The community lacked access to proper sanitation and clean water. Community members had to carry water by hand for long distances. Many people obtained water from small springs that were unprotected and yielded contaminated water. During the dry season, they often didn’t have access to water at all.
Children were malnourished. Parents in the community lived day by day, unsure what tomorrow would bring for their families. Access to education was minimal, and many children were illiterate. Families were searching for a chance to break out of poverty and create better opportunities for themselves and their children.
Our love for the people in Jardines del Norte began in 2010 during an introductory visit. Through our partnership with Feed The Children, we e...
Caring about others and providing service are at the heart of the 4Life mission. Throughout the history of Foundation 4Life, we have built valuable partnerships with numerous humanitarian organizations who share in our mission to build the lives of children, families, and communities around the world. Our dedication to service continues to grow, and the fruits of our efforts will help change the lives of individuals for many years to come. Foundation 4Life is in an exciting momentum phase! During 4Life Convention 2016: United, Foundation 4Life announced a new Legacy Center program, with centers to be built in South Africa and Colombia. Distributor leaders donated over $150,000 USD to help fund the creation of the first two Legacy Centers
(January 2017) Distributors and employees supported students and families in December 2016 with generous donations that helped make the holidays a little brighter. Through the Spirit of Giving project, employees donated more than 100 new and gently used winter coats, and many boots, hats, and gloves to students at the Guadalupe School. Employees also contributed funds to purchase 400 books for children grades two through six for in-class and home reading.
In addition to supporting the Guadalupe School, employees donated 200 pounds of non-perishable food to the Utah Food bank. It’s a long-standing tradition for 4Life employees to donate food as well as volunteer at the food bank.
Several southern California distributors made donations to purchase holiday gifts for 15 families supported by the TLC Resource Center of Downey Unified School District. For several years, Foundation 4Life has supported the TLC Resource Center’s efforts to assist the families of struggling students so the s...
(November 2016) Local distributors and staff members in Ecuador hosted a service event to help families in Jaramijó, Manabí who suffer from malnutrition. 4Life donated 150 canisters of NutraStart®, and distributors provided breakfast foods for the families.
As part of the event, children from the Galilea Jaramijó Project sang, danced, and gave theater performances. In Jaramijó, people suffer from extreme poverty and many don’t have access to basic services such as water and electricity.
Ecuador General Manager Jorge Chacón said, “Families in Jaramijó were very grateful to 4Life. The children were happy and excited when they received the food. It’s a pleasure to bring joy to others and show our dedication to service.”
Presidential Diamonds Katty Giler and Patricio Barahona dedicate a large portion of their time to uplifting the community. At the recent service event, their efforts were supported by Gold International Diamonds Esthela Carpio Rodas and Lorena Daza Castillo. Ot...
(March 2016) In connection with Feed the Children, Foundation 4Life is building a computer lab at the Marco Aurelio Soto School in Jardines del Norte. The new building, Internet connection, furniture, and computers will provide community members technology skills. The project will be finalized at the end of April, with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to follow.
Foundation 4Life has served Jardines del Norte since 2011 via its Community Development program. This support provides resources that teach community members of all ages to become self-reliant. Past improvements at the school campus include a feeding and community center, new restrooms, new classrooms, a school vegetable garden, and a community sanitation and recycling program. These improvements have benefitted the students and the entire community.
“This facility will help educate the children in modern technology and connect the whole community to the world,” commented Feed the Children Regional Director for Lati...
(February 2016) 4Life Malaysia staff members and local distributors attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for new bathroom facilities at Ace Lighthouse Academy in Bentong, Pahang. Foundation 4Life has supported the Ace Lighthouse Academy since 2014, with past donations of cabinets, storage racks, and shoes, plus groceries and 4Life products every month.
The most recent donation of five toilets and one large hand washing station will improve sanitation and give kids a healthy environment in which to live and learn. “The children really enjoy the new bathroom facilities,” commented an academy caregiver. “They no longer have to wait in long lines to use the bathroom and can shower in more sanitary conditions. This will improve their hygiene and confidence.”
In addition, 4Life products were donated by the 4Life Malaysia office. As part of the ribbon-cutting event, the children residing at the academy were treated to Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizzas, and treats contributed by Foundation 4Lif...
(January 2016) Foundation 4Life donated $10,000 USD to SOS Children’s Villages to support refugee children who have fled their war-torn countries. This donation was a special request from 4Life Founder Bianca Lisonbee.
In 2015, more than one million refugees and migrants crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. One in five was a child. It’s a trip no child should have to take. SOS Children’s Villages provides basic life necessities for refugees, such as blankets, hygiene kits, food, and shelter, so that they can continue with their journey.
Sixteen-year-old Farid fled Syria on his own. He walked through Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, and Serbia. He said, “When I reached Austria, I was welcomed. Everybody welcomed me.” Farid found a home in a community run by SOS for unaccompanied refugee minors.
“It has been heart-breaking for so many of us to see the plight of the refugees caused by recent world conflicts,” Bianca commented. “As is often the case, women and children suffer the most....
(December 2014) Severe flooding displaced hundreds of thousands of people throughout Malaysia and Thailand. The northeastern Malaysian states of Kelantan, Terengganu, and Pahang were particularly hard hit, with dozens of deaths due to downpour and flash flooding. With a 4Life office in Kelantan, Foundation 4Life teamed up with corporate employees and local distributors to provide immediate support to 4Life family members in need.
“Electricity is down in most areas and water supplies are compromised,” commented 4Life Malaysia General Manager Cher Lyn Tan. “The entire region has been devastated. Telephone lines are down and the city infrastructure is at risk. We know that the homes of 4Life distributors have been hit. Right now, a food supply channel is critical.”
In response to the natural disaster, employees and distributors met at the 4Life Malaysia office outside Kuala Lumpur to prepare food deliveries. They sent 850 kilograms (nearly 2,000 pounds) of canned food, bread, water, m...