WE GIVE BACK TO MOVE FORWARD
START and Isagenix believe that making a difference in other people’s lives, giving back, and serving others is a joy. Contribution is more than giving money; it’s about giving a part of yourself through your time, knowledge, love, assistance, and effort. Contribution also allows us to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.
We contribute to our families, to the less fortunate, to charitable causes, and to each other’s success so that together we can have the biggest impact on the world. We are committed to contributing to world health today and for generations to come.
PAST INSPIRATIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS
SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Global Celebration 2019
On August 10, 2019 roughly 30 START members gathered together at Second Harvest Food Bank in Nashville, TN for a Give Back event! Modeled after the first food bank established in Phoenix in the mid-1970s, Second Harvest was designed to collect food that would otherwise be wasted, inspect and sort this food, and distribute it to soup kitchens, pantries, and shelters serving the hungry. Today, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of more than 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide.
Volunteers in attendance participated in sorting and packaging 4,775 pounds of potatoes which will impact a total of 995 families. In addition to giving back to the local community, START members enjoyed quality time networking and building relationships with individuals from all over the globe.
AMARU COMMUNITY SCHOOL AMARU VILLAGE, PERU
START Leadership Retreat 2019
On April 8th, START Leadership Retreat winners trekked to the top of the Andes mountains to the Amaru Community where Isagenix donated enough funds to build proper bathrooms and a large greenhouse for the children who live and learn there. These were major additions that were very needed and appreciated. In addition, Isagenix and Associates gifted suitcases filled with school supplies, educational games and more. The community was so thankful that they greeted everyone with music and a 30-minute-long show of dancing, singing, poetry and speeches. Erik Coover participated in a ceremony in which he blessed the new construction of the bathrooms and greenhouse by their tradition of breaking a bottle of champagne and flowers. To them, this is a tradition that brings luck and good fortune (or good working order) to the buildings
THE OTTAWA MISSION OTTAWA, CANADA
CANADA CELEBRATION 2019
On Thursday, April 4, 2019 START members attending Canada Celebration 2019 came together to volunteer at The Ottawa Mission. The group spent the morning making care packages for the homeless as well as participated in a variety of general volunteering activities to help improve conditions at the shelter.
ST. MARY’S FOOD BANK ALLIANCE PHOENIX, ARIZONA
On Thursday, January 10th, 2019, START members in attendance for NYKO participated in a Give Back event at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance in Phoenix, AZ! Approximately 100 START members gathered to give back to the local community. Together, they packed 55,000 pounds of food, which will provide help to hundreds of families in need.
GROW ENRICHMENT, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
GLOBAL CELEBRATION 2018
START members who attended Global Celebration 2018 gathered together on Saturday, August 4th for a Give Back event at GROW Enrichment, in Nashville, Tennessee! The START Give Back participants completed a variety of projects to help improve the property used for educational purposes. These projects included bridge replacement, staircase construction, natural spring cleanup, forest restoration and more!
GLOBAL GIVE BACK DAY, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, COLOMBIA, HONG KONG, INDONESIA, MEXICO, NEW ZEALAND, TAIWAN, MALAYSIA, BELGIUM, NEW ZEALAND, IRELAND, UNITED KINGDOM, SINGAPORE, THE NETHERLANDS AND UNITED STATES
START members from across the globe gathered together in their local areas to give back to their community in a variety of ways for the third-annual Global Give Back Day! Give back events across the globe included meal packing for kids in the Philippines, beach and park clean-ups, volunteering with the homeless youth, planting trees and more!
COVENANT HOUSE VANCOUVER, VANCOUVER, CANADA
CANADA CELEBRATION 2018
Volunteers from our START group came together at Canada Celebration 2018 to give back to the community. The group volunteered at the Covenant House Vancouver, a shelter for homeless youth. Half of the group made phone calls to volunteers and donors to thank them for their contributions throughout the years, while the other half of the group sorted and organized donations for the Covenant House.
GLOBAL GIVE BACK DAY, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, COLOMBIA, INDONESIA, HONG KONG, MALAYSIA, MEXICO, NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, TAIWAN, UNITED KINGDOM, AND UNITED STATES
The second annual Global Give Back Day was a massive success! We called on leaders all around the world to take part in one collective effort to give back, and START members led the way in their local communities.
TEXAS WESLEY MISSION, BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND
ANZ CELEBRATION 2017
START members helped with gardening and ground maintenance, which included planting bushes and ensuring the grounds looked nice and fresh for the residents at the main center and the children at the child care center.
HAVEN FOR HOPE, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS,
We worked alongside Haven for Hope members, and other volunteers, by organizing donations in the warehouse and cleaning mats for the residents. Many of our 80+ volunteers were able to connect with the residents, supporting the organization’s mission to recognize and support each individual’s potential and purpose as they overcome the struggles of homelessness.
GLOBAL GIVE BACK DAY, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, COLOMBIA, HONG KONG, INDONESIA, MEXICO, NEW ZEALAND, TAIWAN, AND UNITED STATES, MAY 2016
Isagenix Associates joined in all over the world to give back to their local communities! Among other projects, staff and Associates in Gilbert, AZ kicked off with donating blood and creating activity packets for a local children’s hospital. Leaders abroad took part in their own various activities, including hosting food drives and charity workouts, feeding and clothing the homeless, cleaning up parks and beaches, and visiting orphanages!
SALVATION ARMY AND WHICH WICH CARES FOUNDATION, DALLAS, TEXAS,
Over 80 START members came together and prepared 1,376 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to accompany IsaLean® Bars, Fiber Snacks™, and Whey Thins™, which equated to 600 meals to benefit the homeless in the Dallas area. Before parting ways after NYKO, the START family was able to contribute to the local community in a big way.
SOUTH BAY COMMUNITY SERVICES AND SALVATION ARMY, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA,
Closing out the largest Celebration event in history, START members worked together with South Bay Community Services and the local Salvation Army to spend time with underprivileged children, sort donations, pack food, build store shelving, and so much more.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA,
About 50 volunteers from the START group came together to serve breakfast and lunch to the homeless, offer samples of IsaLean® Shake and IsaLean Bars, and give back to the community. The event was a resounding success with approximately 1,000 meals served.