WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to improving children's lives by helping organizations provide healthy nutrition to vulnerable youth, today announced a $5,000 donation from its Casa Herbalife Program to the Winston-Salem YWCA for their Best Choice Center program. The program is academically focused and provides after school care and enrichment activities to children in the community, and currently serves 136 children.
“Academics and child enrichment are pivotal to expanding a child’s outlook on world and the possibilities that lay ahead for them,” said Marilyn Odom, vice president of youth services at the Best Choice Center at the YWCA. “We greatly value the support and our relationship with The Herbalife Family Foundation.”
The Casa Herbalife Program, established in 2005, helps bring good nutrition to children living in orphanages, using after school centers, and other non-profit facilities around the world tasked with helping underserved young people. In addition to the annual financial grants made by the Herbalife Family Foundation, the organizations receive local financial and volunteer support from independent Herbalife Nutrition distributors, as well as Herbalife Nutrition employees. The program provides more than $2.7 million in funding and volunteer assistance each year to more than 130 programs in more than 50 countries. These funds bring nutrition to more than 100,000 children in 50 countries on a daily basis.
“The Herbalife Family Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world,” said Jenny Perez, director of the Herbalife Family Foundation. “We continue to be a proud supporter of the YWCA and the impactful work they do every day in the community.”
In 2016, Herbalife Nutrition employees volunteered more than 8,200 hours at local non-profits and schools in Winston-Salem and surrounding communities.
About Herbalife Family Foundation
Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation devoted to providing good nutrition and nutrition education to the world’s children. HFF partners with over 130 programs, supporting children’s healthy growth and development every day. We are committed to ensuring children are provided with good nutrition for a brighter future. HFF also often supports relief efforts in response to natural disasters. For more information about HFF and how you can support the children in our programs, visit www.herbalifefamilyfoundation.org.
About the YWCA of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County
YWCA of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County was founded in 1908 by church women in the community to assist girls coming into the city to work for Reynolds Tobacco Company and Hanes Knitting Company. The YWCA continues its commitment to eliminating racism and empowering women by continuing to fund local programs.