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Coin boxes, Shoe boxes, and M5M boxes — what do these have in common?

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As we approach Hallowe’en I look back to when I was a young lass. How many of you readers remember going out all dressed up, those sweaty masks over your face and some home made costume, a grocery shopping bag or pillow case in your hands, ready to have them filled?  How many remember these little cardboard boxes given to us in school, to collect coins for UNICEF?

This began in Canada in 1955 and continued for 50 years, stopping out of concern for the safety of the children and for other reasons.  During the last 15 years Canadians donated on average of $3 Million. That is a LOT of coins to roll!  With the money raised by the boxes and now with programs in the school, UNICEF is able to put a huge dent in many childhood diseases all over the world.  That is not a trick but a huge treat for these children.

In 1993 Samaritan’s Purse began, on a small scale, a program called Operation Christmas Child.  In 1994 I received information on this program and decided it was something that any one could do, no matter their  race,  age,  religion,  or whatever!  So in 1995 I  had the privilege  of introducing this program to the whole North Eastern Ontario via CBC radio, Timmins Times, and the Timmins Daily Press.  They were all great supporters – and still are to this day.  It is a simple program of looking at a suggested list of items, purchasing them, and putting them in a shoe box.  To date over 100 million shoe boxes have been delivered world wide.  They went to areas that have faced huge disaster, where war is the norm for their lives, where poverty is rampant.  Did these boxes change the children’s living conditions?  No, of course not.  But what they did — and still do — is let the children know that someone, somewhere else, cares enough about them to put this box together.  It gives the children joy and HOPE.

In 1994 a company called Mannatech began business in Dallas, TX.  Over the years they have expanded their business to 26 different countries.  As  a  business  they  work  through  M5M Foundation,   a  US  501(c)3  charity  to  deliver the PhytoBlend  powder. This  is possible  through the  sales of  all their  products. Their  aim is to add nutrition  to the food  for children in orphanages and feeding programs throughout the world to eradicate malnutrition.  Just by adding that PhytoBlend powder to the child’s food the change is astonishing.

So, what do these three things have in common?  Children.  And how these programs are used to help make life better and healthier for them world-wide.  I am so thankful that I’ve been a part of UNICEF as a child (my box was always almost full!) and that I learned how important it was to think of others.  Then through Operation Christmas Child and our business through Mannatech we continue this ministry.  And we are not alone.  Many are helping on this journey and the door is open for others to help us, especially with the year round M5M project.

And you can help, too.

Are You Over or Under Qualified to Join our Team?

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Network Marketing is a profession.  It is not a get rich quick scheme.  It is net WORK marketing, not net PLAY marketing.  But it is not something you do on your own — we are here to help you get on your feet and fly right.   If you are considering working with us in this business read on.

Qualities we look for in a prospective Associate*

Ask yourself: Are you “H-H-H”?Hiring 2

Are you Honourable?

✓    Do you keep your word?
✓    Do you do what you say you will do?
✓    Do you edify others?
✓    Do you speak positively about your team members and mentors and the Company?

Are you Hone-able?

✓    Are you teachable?
✓    Are you willing to submit to learning from mentors who have already had success in this business?
✓    Are you willing to submit to the system?

Are you Hungry?

✓    Are you hungry for more of something in your life?
✓    Are you clear on Why** you are wish to do Network Marketing as a business?

Everyone has a reason Why they would make the decision to step out of the normal “status quo” routine and do something different. One of your keys to success is knowing Why you decided to join our Team MannaGOLD.

What do you want more of in your life?

☻    More income?
☻    More time to do the other things that are important to you? (visiting the grandchildren, watching all your own children games, being home when they come home from school, give time to help with a charity, etc., etc., etc.)
☻    More self fulfilment?Hiring

Your Why should emotionally compel you to action.

Answer the following questions and then contact us:

★    What do I want more in my life?
★    What do I want to create with my Mannatech business?
★    Imagine in the next five years you have created your Why with your Mannatech business, write down what your lifestyle will look like at that time.

Here’s to you and your financial stability – which helps save children at the same time!

Peggy & Ted

*with thanks to Wendy Kramer for this outline
**a great book on this topic is  Start with Why  by Mike Sinek