On May 7, 2016 we had the very first contribution day in Colombia, under the name of Retribuye Hoy. It was a day to help, support and care about others and to encourage good actions all over the world. In Colombia, we had several projects in different cities with the help and leadership of some of the local START members.
Some of them helped in the building of an animal shelter in Gualanday, Tolima.
Others, shared lunch with people in a drug addiction rehabilitation center in Silvania, Cundinamarca. And other group of START members shared a meal and some leisure activities with kids in poverty conditions in Neiva, Huila.
In Bogotá, some of Isagenix staff members with the partnership of some local START leaders, shared a very special morning with the kids of the CRAN foundation. We shared a meal with the kids and had fun being part of several activities such as soccer, singing, face painting and dancing. The kids, with ages from 4 to 12 and victims of familiar abandon or abuse, demonstrated their artistic and sport abilities and even taught some of the START members how to dance.
The closure of the event was in charge of “El Show de Pollo”, who had a very fun act of clown, magic and jugglery. He brought out some serious laughing in the audience and made us feel all like little kids again. At the end of the morning, we were just a group of friends with paint all over our faces, spending a great time together.
After all the fun, the Staff and START members had a presentation of the CRAN foundation and their goals and how we can make the difference with each personal action. Being part of this great initiative taught us how important is to be grateful and how you can always have a great attitude towards life no matter how big our adversities or obstacles can be.
¡We can’t wait to have the next Retribuye Hoy event!