Yesterday was my son’s birthday. He turned 41! There were times when I didn’t think either one of us would make to him being a grown-up, but he has done very well for himself. He is a great father to four children, and has been in the United States Air Force for 18 years. When he was a young boy, he went to the Boys Club in our home town instead of going to day care for a couple of years in the summer months. He loved going there, and since it was just a block away from my office, we could eat lunch together every day. He gained a lot of valuable experiences during his time at the Boys Club. The Boys and Girls Clubs of America is a good organization that does great things for children.
Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Amway have teamed up to help educate club members about the improtance of healthy diets and lifestyles. Here are three ways they have partnered:
- POSITIVE SPROUTS® Sustainability Grants – Amway is providing $30,000 in Sustainability Grants to ten deserving Boys & Girls Clubs who previously received community gardens from Amway. The funds are designed to assist Clubs with the maintenance of their garden as well as improve nutrition for Club members. For more information on the POSITIVE SPROUTS program, click here:
- Garden In A Box Kits – Amway is donating 150 Garden In A Box kits to Boys & Girls Clubs who demonstrated an interest and need for establishing a community gardening program at their Club. The kit includes a variety of fruit and vegetable seeds and supplies Clubs need to get started.
- POSITIVE SPROUTS® Curriculum – Amway is enabling the delivery of a healthy food curriculum to 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide ensuring that all Clubs have access to educational materials promoting healthy eating habits.
This partnership is sure to have a positive impact on the children who are members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Giving these children hands on activities to help grow their own vegetables is a great learning tool, and what they learn now they will take with them through the rest of their lives. I know my son still remembers the things he learned while attending the Boys Club all those years ago.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Amway. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.