All of us here at Amber Personal Care would like to take this opportunity to say Happy Women’s History month to all of the strong and caring women out there!
We see you taking on more than anyone, we see you caring for others selflessly, we see you fearlessly pursuing your dreams, and we see you giving back more than we could count! Today, Amber would like to share the stories of Barbara Vogel and Sophia Akrami:
Last Christmas, the Amber team felt the needs to share our support to our local community and giving back to those we supported us by organizing a toy drive and a food drive.
During the toy drive, the team encountered Barbara Vogel, who undeniably impressed and moved us with her story and her drive to make a difference. Barbar being the most generous donor and brought many boxes and bags of new toys she had collected continuously for the kids without wanting any recognition has triggered our interests in knowing her.
Barbara Vogel was a fifth-grade teacher at the Highline Community School. She had never stopped caring for children whether it is her students, the kids in her community or even those who needs her help overseas. Her story for organizing a fundraiser with her fifth-grade students to help free people from slavery in Sudan is reported in multiple news channels. Not only her action brought significant impact to the people freed, she also taught the students a valuable life lesson.
Till this day, Barbara collects toys all year round for children from lower-income families to brings them joy.
Sophia is the president of Amber Personal Care, she acquired the business and made it her own in 2018. The organization since then adopted a new mission and different set of goals.
It all started when Sophia was first hit by the unexpected when her mother had a stroke that impacted her physical ability significantly. Sophia refused to let her mother go to a nursing home, and decided to help her mother to stay at home as comfortable as she could be.
Since them, Sophia experimented a lot of senior care methods, and eventually became the “go-to” person to ask for help regarding senior care in her community. She discovered that the current senior care space leaves a lot of families confused and scared, and a lot of caregivers overworked and underpaid.
In 2018, Sophia had decided it was high time to use her personal experience and expert knowledge in senior care to help not only her friends, but anyone who needs it. So, the Amber Personal Care was reborn with a new set of values committing to improve the senior care experience for both families and caregivers.
The company has since grown and Sophia’s vision for Amber has affected all that joined the team. All of our team members are inspired to be compassionate and professional, to take lead and do what’s right, and to support each other and people who needs a helping hand.