Global Change, Local Heart
Some actions directly impact everyone’s quality of life, while others transform one life at a time.
That’s why Norwex supports one key partner committed to effecting large-scale change, while inviting Consultants to nominate deserving charities in their home communities.
The Washed Ashore Project is a non-profit, community-based organization with a mission of educating and creating awareness about marine debris and plastic pollution through art. Washed Ashore is a project of The Artula Institute for Arts & Environmental Education, whose mission is to provide opportunities to express and teach environmental issues through the arts.
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Norwex Consultants are helping to craft a salmon sculpture in support of the project. The sculpture frame was revealed at the 2016 North American Leadership Conference.
For millions of people, improving quality of life starts by meeting basic needs like food, education, shelter, health and support services. Here are just a few of the local organizations awarded support recently based on the enthusiastic nominations of Consultants familiar with their work.
“Shiloh Field, at 14.5 acres, is the largest community garden in the USA… The quality of crop that Shiloh Field produces and donates is pure, homegrown, healthful organic food free from chemicals and fresh from the garden… Over 14 local charities, food banks, and non-profits receive crop donations from Shiloh Field. Amazing!”
— Nominating Consultant Ginny Estrada
“KidKnits was founded by a nine-year-old knitter, Ellie Zika… I am awestruck by the great work that the organization does… Through the fair trade import of handspun yarn from women living and working in poverty in developing countries, KidKnits offers a simple craft kit for a student that is integrated with a comprehensive service learning."
— Nominating Consultant Gretchen Heiar
Mt. Hope Sanctuary Inc.
“Seeing [a friend] give her hostess specials to Mt. Hope inspired me… Mt. Hope is a non-profit, faith-based program that assists women and their children who are committed to achieving self-sufficiency… Why shouldn’t they live in a safe haven?”
— Nominating Consultant Tina Sawatzky
Red Cross, Alberta Fire Relief
Thousands of lives were changed in an instant when wildfires swept towards Fort McMurray and surrounding communities in northern Alberta and residents were forced to flee their homes. The Red Cross provided emergency relief and continues to provide ongoing support and services after the 2016 Fort McMurray Fire. Nomination made in honour of Chelsey Rayner, Sales Consultant from Fort McMurray.
– Nominating Consultant Delores VandenBoogaard and Team
Drummond House provides temporary housing, parenting education and support, assistance and faith-based compassionate care for abused women and children in crisis. “I respect and appreciate the work they are doing in my local community to be a safe haven to women and families in crisis situations and to give them a place to heal, learn and prepare for their next stages in life.”
— Nominating Consultant Sarah Van Hartingsveldt and Team
Can Praxis offers an equine therapy program to help soldiers recover from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the effects of war, and regain family relationships and interpersonal communication.
— Nominating Consultants Sharon Kuzyk and Shannon MacIver
Motor Neuron Disease Association of NSW
"Motor Neuron Disease (MND) NSW is the only association in NSW/ACT working to support people living with all types of motor neuron disease, their families and carers. It has been estimated that about one in four human diseases is linked, in part, to environmental factors. One of these diseases is MND. MND NSW aims to improve the quality of life of MND sufferers, their families and."
-Nominating Consultant Justine Calvert
The 809 Foundation
"The 809 Foundation mission is to extend care and quality of life for cancer sufferers released from hospital without hope. Their purpose is to help New Zealanders fight Cancer Naturally and their aim is to raise awareness of natural therapies and raise funds to subsidize high dose Intravenous Vitamin C (IVC) for those without the means to pay themselves; to extend care and improve the quality of life of cancer sufferers released from hospital without hope."
-Nominating Consultant Debra Rice
Allergy & Immunology Foundation of Australasia
"Allergy and other immune diseases are amongst the fastest growing chronic and complex health conditions affecting children and adults in Australasia. The Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia is a charity that aims to improve the lives of people with allergy and other immune diseases by funding medical research and raising public awareness. This knowledge will lead to earlier diagnosis, strategies for prevention, better treatments and potential cures."
-Nominating Consultant Rebecca Allpass
"Living Ocean is a charity that was founded in 2010 that promotes the awareness of human impact on the ocean, through research, education, creative activity in the community, and support of others who sustain ocean health and integrity. The goal of Living Ocean is to create a positive behavior change within the community by encouraging more sustainable consumption of items such as plastic bags, bottles and coffee cup lids."
-Nominating Consultant Sheridan Hodges