Canada - 08/16/2019
Plexus Canada was named the recipient of Direct Sellers Association of Canada’s Making a Difference Award recognizing the company for its charitable and community service efforts. The award was presented to Plexus Worldwide™ General Manager for Canada, Darla Brown, at the 2019 DSA Canada Conference held in Vancouver June 23-26.
In presenting Plexus with the award, the DSA highlighted the Plexus Worldwide Nourish One™ initiative to combat hunger around the world.
“Plexus has only operated in Canada for a short time and the organization immediately began demonstrating its commitment to community service and charitable efforts,” said Peter Maddox, President of DSA Canada. “DSA Canada is thrilled to recognize Plexus as the winner of this year’s Making a Difference Award and to thank them for making a profound difference in the lives of fellow Canadians.”
Plexus kicked off its Nourish One initiative in Canada in January announcing a 25,000 USD donation to Mary’s Mealsduring its “Super Saturday” training events held across Canada. Plexus also announced it would make a monetary donation for every serving of its Plexus Lean™ product sold in Canada to Mary’s Meals, leading the company to donate 250,000 meals for community-run school feeding programs in 2018 and many thousands more already this year in 2019.
“Plexus Ambassadors in Canada have been inspired by Mary’s Meals and its efforts to ensure that children in need get access to nourishment, as well as an education,” said Darla Brown, General Manager of Plexus Canada. “Plexus Canada is humbled that DSA Canada has recognized this commitment and has named Plexus the recipient of this year’s Making a Difference Award. It remains Plexus’ goal to continue making a difference in the lives of our Canadian Ambassadors and customers, and to children across the world through Plexus’ Nourish One initiative.”
“As a child who was raised in a food-insecure household, I know first-hand what it’s like to struggle to put food on the table,” said Christopher Pair, President of Operations and International for Plexus. “Plexus Worldwide is committed to giving back, providing much needed nourishment. We are honoured to receive this recognition and excited to see how Plexus Canada continues to make a difference in the years to come.”
Mary’s Meals is an international organization that works with community volunteers to set up school feeding programs across 18 of the world’s most impoverished countries including Malawi, Liberia, Kenya, Syria, Haiti, Thailand, and India. By providing a daily meal in a place of education, chronically poor children are attracted to the classroom where they can gain a basic education that provides an escape route out of poverty.
About Plexus Worldwide:
Plexus Worldwide, is a leading health and happiness company featuring health and wellness products that enable people to improve their lives and well-being. With hundreds of thousands of independent business owners (“Ambassadors”) worldwide, Plexus is among the top 15 largest direct sales companies in the United States, and the top 30 global companies according to Direct Selling News. The combination of Plexus products and opportunities help individuals to meet their health-wellness and financial goals. For more information about us visit www.plexusworldwide.com.
About Mary’s Meals:
Mary’s Meals is a global movement that sets up school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities, where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. It feeds more than 1.5 million hungry children every school day across five continents and in 18 countries: Benin, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Myanmar, Romania, South Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. For more information visit https://www.marysmeals.ca/.
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