SAN DIEGO, CA and SALT LAKE CITY, UT–(Marketwired – Sep 6, 2016) – Youngevity International, Inc. ( OTCQX :YGYI ) (www.YGYI.com) (http://www.YGYI.com), a global direct marketer of nutritional and lifestyle products, and also a vertically-integrated producer of gourmet coffees for the commercial, retail, and direct sales channels, declared, Wednesday, September 7, 2016 as “Be The Change Day.”
Volunteers made up of distributors and corporate staff, who will be arriving for Youngevity International’s Annual Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, will band together in service with one of Youngevity Be the Change Foundation’s supported charities, My Story Matters. Youngevity Be The Change Foundation is the company’s 501 c 3 non profit subsidiary. The volunteers will visit two locations and interview children to build books of their lives documenting their hopes for the future at no cost to them.
Amy Chandler, the Founder of My Story Matters, a 501 c 3 nonprofit entity, said, “Part of the power of story is that it connects individuals as equals in the universal pursuit of understanding life and finding hope, uniting people despite race, class, culture, religion, and ethnicity. Our volunteers have often expressed that working with My Story Matters is a life affirming and even life changing experience. We are thrilled to be joining with Youngevity Be the Change Foundation on Be the Change Day.”
Steve Wallach, CEO of Youngevity stated, “As we prepare for our Convention, it gives me great pride to join with our distributors and corporate staff who will also be giving to the community of Salt Lake City in service to children in need.”
Lisa “Sunshine” Briskie, Director of Youngevity Be The Change Foundation said, “Be The Change Day will be a very emotional yet, heartwarming day for our Youngevity team. During the morning session, the team will visit a local high school to interview children, including those who are refugees from over 76 countries, and learn of the struggles that led them to the United States. The afternoon session will include a trip to a local homeless shelter where on any given day, 200 children reside. I don’t think there is a better legacy to give a child than hope for their future, and strength for their life’s journey and I am so proud that so many of our distributors have volunteered for a 12 hour experience with My Story Matters that will certainly remain in the memory of their hearts for years to come.”
Dave Briskie, President and CFO of Youngevity concluded, “Youngevity Be The Change Foundation was created to help those in need, bring about change where it is needed and involve time and sweat equity through volunteerism, not solely monetary donations. We are so pleased that our distributors have embraced this core tenet of the Foundation. By listening with an open heart to these inspiring and resilient children as they share their history, we can help them learn from their past while encouraging them to write the next chapters of their lives with hope for the future.”