Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Other back in today's installment of beyond the dream we take a look at the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tupperware Brands Rick Goings.
He is the visionary leader of this American company that operates in 100 countries.
With the sales force of two point seven million people.
Goings has not just focused on big profits however but also making a positive change for millions of women and children and he's personally.
Involved in building great futures for children around the world through the Boys and Girls Club of America.
Children smiling playing and learning together in a safe environment.
But here's a surprise this isn't America it's Tijuana Mexico.
A tough place for a child due to drugs violence and poverty but the first Boys and Girls Club of Tijuana is helping to change lives.
And this is the first Boys and Girls Club in Soweto South Africa.
Lives are being changed here and in Mexico because the children are learning that great future starting year.
The expansion of the dream is due to the vision of Tupperware Brands CEO.
Rick Goings and his wife Susan.
For more than twenty years Rick has been encouraging the multi billion dollar company to make a difference through global social responsibility.
I think there's really a change in the role of what to -- social contract.
Between individuals and their governments a lot of governments are going broke there's a time here we're corporations need to step up.
And find a way not just to fund it.
But to put their focus when you put funds and focus behind it then things start.
-- Tupperware is proof that some big businesses are also big on helping others.
Has been one of the leading corporate sponsors of the Boys and Girls Club Rick personally got involved because he wanted to make a difference.
Actually it started -- The the obvious crisis that.
Became apparent to me in the US we have 5% of the world's population.
And -- 25% of the world's prison population.
And all this is starting with young people today and and they get into this cycle of it.
To break the cycle -- began helping children succeed against all law it's.
He understands that developing character through mentoring helps each child become a great -- The reward is by far more valuable than the alternative of crime and prison.
Is I looked at it through the country it averages 125 and 65000 a year to incarcerate somebody.
We take here but the kid for a thousand dollars a year let's build clubs not.
As a child growing up Rick like many kids today face some difficult challenges I left home when I was sixteen years old so.
It really came as a result of I've seen.
That I am the first that ever want to college and my family my father had a tenth grade education and.
Now that is a successful leader of a global company.
Rick has not forgotten to give back.
Along with his wife he created the Rick and Susan goings foundation to provide scholarship money for the Boys and Girls Club winner of the youth of the year award.
I really wanted to thank Tupperware Brands for all of their support it Rick insisting -- as they mentioned and really there have been amazing people in this foundation in.
Setting you know 50000 dollars scholarship -- he's very helpful as I really thank you -- that.
And Rick a lot of people are thanking you will be on -- just a Boys and Girls Club you're good example of how corporate Americans show there -- And support for caring and sharing through civic and community engagement.
Filter by section