A Partnership That’s Changing Lives

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By Kathy Brawley, Haiti Area Coordinator for the Reliv Kalogris Foundation

Any time there’s a natural disaster in the U.S. or abroad, whether earthquake, hurricane or any other similar calamity, there’s a good chance that within hours you will find the people from Convoy of Hope already on the ground and doing what they do best: caring for people in practical, essential ways. Food, water and shelter are all part and parcel of what Convoy and its donors provide for people in dire situations. Continue reading “A Partnership That’s Changing Lives”

Happy and Healthy in Haiti

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As the Reliv Kalogris Foundation celebrates 20 years of helping people around the world, three employees share their experiences visiting the continuing effort in Haiti. Celebrate with us — make plans now to join the RKF 20th Anniversary Celebration at International Conference.

Love Conquers All

By Reliv HR Coordinator Matt Bell

What do I remember most from Haiti? Love. I’ll never forget the love exuded by the kids at the orphanages from the first day we met until the final morning we said our goodbyes.

Continue reading “Happy and Healthy in Haiti”

Seeing is Believing: RKF in Haiti

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Lighting the Way to Change
by Senior Vice President and COO Brett Hastings, RKF board member

It had been three years since my first Reliv Kalogris Foundation (RKF) trip to Haiti, a trip I will never forget. While I had not forgotten that experience in my heart and head, from a sensory standpoint, my memory of what it is like to physically visit an RKF program had faded. Then I visited our programs in the Philippines. Continue reading “Seeing is Believing: RKF in Haiti”

Building Hope

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The Reliv Kalogris Foundation has completed its latest building project: a nutrition center for impoverished children in Welfareville, a depressed area in Mandaluyong City, Philippines. The Foundation raised funds for the project through last year’s annual Rally for the Mission at the 2012 Reliv International Conference.

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Through our partnership with Mount Zion Church of the Firstborn (MZCF), this building will be used for the distribution of daily Reliv shakes, two hot meals per week, choir practice, worship services, day care, life skills training and as a clinic for visiting doctors. Thanks to the generosity of Reliv Distributors, these children can look forward to a brighter future.

In Welfareville, shanties house as many as 10 family members, exposing all inhabitants to contagious diseases. Quality nutrition is in vital demand. Of the 60,000 people that live in Welfareville, only 160 children benefit from our program. With your help we hope to add to that number in the years to come. Learn more.

RKF Chairman R. Scott Montgomery hands out cups of Reliv Now® for Kids to needy children. For many of them, this life-giving nutrition is the only way they recognize the care and concern of others. The three-story RFK Nutrition Center stands as a symbol of hope while providing needy children with the nourishment they need. Welfareville is made up of shanties covering approximately 250 acres with the skyscrapers of downtown Manila as their backdrop.

Himig Pag-asa Children’s Choir performed songs of hope and joy at the building dedication ceremony. These children are thriving with better health and social activity. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new nutrition center took place in May. Reliv staff members Shannon Jurenka, Reggie Ament and Scott Montgomery were on hand to celebrate the event. The group from Reliv headquarters was greeted by a parade of children carrying signs of gratitude.

 

Love in Action: The Reliv Kalogris Foundation

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The Reliv Kalogris Foundation is so close to our hearts. We are literally changing lives in Haiti and around the world. It’s love in action. My family has always believed that because we are given much, we are expected to do much for others. The moment we heard about Reliv, we were blessed, and we have an obligation to share these wonderful products with
the world. Continue reading “Love in Action: The Reliv Kalogris Foundation”

Reliv Kalogris Foundation April Update

April 2011 Newsletter

A Message from Our Chairman

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We have already completed the first quarter of 2011 and the Foundation has been busy preparing for some exciting projects and activities for this year.

 

Our special building project in Haiti is underway and you can read about the latest updates inside this edition. We are also preparing for our First Annual Rally for the Mission to take place at our St Louis International Conference. The Rally is guaranteed a great time for all of our Distributors and a wonderful way to raise money for the Foundation. You won’t want to miss it!

We will continue to keep you updated with new stories and events through our Facebook page and welcome your feedback.

At the Atlanta Conference I was happy to report that we finished out 2010 with record donations. The momentum has continued and I am optimistic that this will be another great year for the Foundation.

Thanks to all of you for your continued support! See you at Conference in St Louis this August.

R. Scott Montgomery, RKF Chairman

2010 Highlights

Donations: Donations received in 2010 surpassed any other year for the Foundation. We realized a 21% increase over 2009.

Mission Walk: We had the highest number of participants with over 90% of those attending Conference joining us for the Walk and bringing in over $40,000 for the Foundation.

Mission Trips: For the first time ever, Reliv provided winners of a sales promotion an opportunity of a lifetime. These Distributors visited our feeding programs in Malaysia, Haiti and the Philippines. Their experience was captured on our latest DVD where they shared their experience and showed other Distributors what a difference the Foundation is making in the lives of so many.

Nationwide Registration: With nationwide registration complete, the Foundation is now able to receive donations from anyone interested in supporting our work. Distributors, family, friends, customers and businesses can now make a tax deductible donation.

Network to Nourish: Distributors throughout the United States are now able to hold events in their state to benefit the Foundation. As several Distributors have already found out, promoting the Foundation also promotes Reliv and promoting Reliv helps you build your business.

Donor Recognition Project: The addition of Donor names on our website and recognition of our $500 + Donors in the RKF room at Corporate has been well received by our Distributors.

Facebook: This is a great way to stay connected with the latest updates and testimonials we receive from our feeding programs, as well as interaction with our Donors. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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Saturday, August 20th

St Louis International Conference

In previous years, the most popular element of our Walk for the Mission fundraiser was seeing so many teams of Distributors dressed in costumes and themes that expressed their support of the Reliv Kalogris Foundation. With music playing and Distributors gathering, everyone always has a great time. With minor tweaking of this Annual Event, we are off to a great start for this year’s Rally for the Mission.

Distributors will still pick a theme, dress up in costumes and with background music playing, each team will have an opportunity to walk across the big stage for all to see who will be picked as the most creative and energetic groups. Each member of the first place team will go home with their very own Rally trophy. Second and third place team members will also receive an individual award.

By simply signing up for the Rally, your $20 tax deductible donation entitles you to join in the fun and leave with a commemorative gift!

If you haven’t signed up, make sure you do it today and we will see you at the Rally!

How is the Foundation Making a Difference?

Haiti Orphan Project

The group “Nous et les autres” (We and the Others) has been caring for indigent and poor children in the Cap Haitien area of Haiti for 34 years. Prior to the earthquake in 2010, the committee was responsible for 20 young people. After the earthquake, an additional 64 children have been added under their care. These are primarily homeless children, some of who have been placed temporarily in foster homes. There are others living in make shift shelters and on the streets of Cap Haitian. The increase to 84 children are a result of orphaned children coming from the earthquake stricken area in Port au Prince.

The need for housing for these children brought this committee to Dr. Manno, to see if we could help them help these children. The goal of the committee was to have not only funds for the construction of a nutrition center and home, but enough product to expand the work they can do in the impoverished area of Petite-Anse.

On February 8th, a ground breaking ceremony was attended by city officials, law enforcement and members of the surrounding community and we began to lay the groundwork for a better future for these kids.

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By the beginning of March, workers began clearing the land and digging the foundation. In no time at all, the walls were taking shape. While the workers in Haiti were busy at the construction site, Reliv Employees were given the opportunity to help support this project from right here at corporate headquarters. We provided a list of items that were needed to furnish this home; everything from kitchen supplies to linens for the dormitories to a welcome gift for each child. We had a great response from our employees!

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Look Who’s Coming to Conference

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Emmanuel Mareus (Dr. Manno) will once again join us at this year’s St Louis International Conference August 18 – 20, 2011. His first visit in 2009 proved to be one of the major highlights of Conference and his visit gave our Distributors an opportunity to meet the man who has partnered with us in helping combat malnutrition in Haiti.

Dr. Manno is working with the RKF Staff to ensure the completion of the mentioned orphan project. A building dedication will take place in June of this year and Dr. Manno would like to attend our conference to personally thank our Donors for their generosity and continued support of his people and his country. You will not want to miss the RKF segment at Conference! Dr. Manno will be available to visit with our Distributors who stop by the Kalogris booth during conference.

“Like” the Foundation on Facebook

The RKF is on Facebook! Keep up with the goings-on, new photos, trips updates, recent news and events of the Foundation. Chat with other Distributors who share the same passion about the Foundation as you do. We would love to hear your stories and why you are passionate about the Foundation – so “like” us today!

Donating is that Easy

We know money doesn’t grow on trees, and we know everyone is having to determine when and if they are able to support our Foundation. So the least we can do is to try and make it easy and convenient for our Donors when they are able to donate.

Although PVQ donations continue to play an important role in funding our programs, we want to build on this base by appealing to the thousands of other Distributors who may not be Master Affiliates but would like to contribute.

Visit our website, www.relivkalogrisfoundation.org, click on the “Donate” tab, log in and you are on your way to becoming a Donor.

Would you like to make a single donation? Just click on the One Time Volume Donation option. For those interested in donating monthly, whether it is $5, $10 or any designated amount, choose the Recurring Monthly Donation.You will be billed on a monthly basis, the same day each month. Master Affiliates choosing the PVQ option will take affect on the first day of the following month (i.e. sign ups on May 20th takes effect June 1st). PVQ donations will automatically be billed on the first day of every month. There is no need to PVQ a product order again.

Now that’s easy!

If you need assistance, please give us a call and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Can Anyone Donate?

For years, our Reliv Distributors were our sole donors. We believed the next step to help ensure a healthy donor base with unlimited opportunity for growth was nationwide registration. With this complete we are able to accept donations from family, friends, customers and businesses wanting to make a tax deductible contribution. Remind your customers that they too can donate online, all they need is their RCN number and password to log in!

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The Fourth Pillar, “The Mission”, is another effective way to promote your Reliv business. To assist you with marketing pieces, check out what is available on our website. The following items will enable you to tell prospective customers what the Foundation is about (fact sheet, before and after testimonials, Reliv’s charitable efforts, postcard and an e-card available on the Reliv website). These pieces can be used to promote your Reliv business using the Fourth Pillar: The Mission.

 

We also are giving Distributors an opportunity to host an event in your community, under Raising Funds for the RKF, you will find an Application and Guidelineswhich will help you raise awareness and funds for the Foundation, in addition to increasing awareness of your Reliv business.

Last fall, several Reliv Distributors hosted events in their communities. These events brought in over $8,000 to the Foundation and the Distributors not only had a great time, they also were thrilled to use these events to promote Reliv and the work of the Foundation. More events are scheduled in the coming months. Let us know if you would like to host a Network to Nourish event and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Closing

We have been very busy working on the building project in Haiti and before we know it, the Foundation Staff and Board Members will be attending the building dedication in late June.

I am excited and can’t wait to see the look in the eyes of these children when they are given a loving home where they will receive good nutrition and the opportunity for an education in a new community where the will find many new friends and people who love them.

This story has a great ending, and who better to share it with our Distributors than Dr. Manno himself during the St Louis International Conference. We hope when you register for Conference, you also register for the Rally for the Mission and bring your family, friends and supporters to St Louis.

That’s all for now. We will see you in August!

Reggie Ament, RKF Director

Relìv Kalogris Foundation Mission Statement:

To Nourish Our World by providing Relìv nutritional supplements to support needy individuals and organizations throughout the world.

Haiti Orphan Project

The group “Nous et les autres” (We and the Others) has been caring for indigent and poor children in the Cap Haitien area of Haiti for 34 years. Prior to the earthquake in 2010, the committee was responsible for 20 young people. After the earthquake, an additional 64 children have been added under their care. These are primarily homeless children, some of who have been placed temporarily in foster homes. There are others living in make shift shelters and on the streets of Cap Haitian. The increase to 84 children are a result of orphaned children coming from the earthquake stricken area in Port au Prince.

clip_image012 The need for housing for these children brought this committee to Dr. Manno, to see if we could help them help these children. The goal of the committee was to have not only funds for the construction of a nutrition center and home, but enough product to expand the work they can do in the impoverished area of Petite-Anse. Continue reading “Haiti Orphan Project”

Reliv Kalogris Foundation Achieves Record Donations in 2010

Funds provide free nutritional supplements to 42,000 people daily

The Reliv Kalogris Foundationannounced that donors gave a record $1.2 million in 2010 to provide free nutritional supplements to 42,000 people everyday in 10 countries.

In addition, the Foundation donated funds to build a feeding center in the Philippines during 2010, and funds for an orphanage in northern Haiti. The orphanage project is under construction. The organization provides free supplements to those who use the feeding center and will provide products to those who will live in the orphanage.

The Foundation raised the funds for the buildings at its fourth annual “Walk for the Mission” in St. Louis last summer. More than 2,000 Reliv distributors participated in the event and raised in excess of $40,000.

Following the earthquake in Haiti last winter, the Reliv Foundation made a special donation of $450,000 in Reliv nutritional supplements to earthquake relief efforts.

The Reliv Foundation distributes approximately 95 percent of all donations to more than 270 feeding centers in 10 countries. Reliv International covers the administrative costs and the salaries of the organization’s employees.

Since 1995, the Foundation has donated approximately $26 million to programs that support malnourished people.

Until recently, the Reliv Foundation took donations solely from Reliv distributors and employees. At the request of the company’s distributors, the Foundation established the Network to Nourish program during 2010. The program, registered in 48 states, enables the organization to accept donations from any individual.

About the Reliv Kalogris Foundation

The Reliv Kalogris Foundation is named for the late Dr. Theodore “Ted” Kalogris, who created the nutritional formula that would become Reliv International’s first product. The Reliv Kalogris Foundation was founded in 1995. For more information, you can find us on Facebook, or visit https://www.relivkalogrisfoundation.org/US/EN/home.html.