LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF), a U.S. non-profit corporation dedicated to improving children's lives by helping organizations provide healthy nutrition to vulnerable youth, announced it raised $1.7 million to support Casa Herbalife programs around the world. The monies raised were donated by employees and independent distributors attending an annual fundraising event held during their annual meeting, this year in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“I am always touched and amazed by the financial and volunteering generosity demonstrated by our employees and our independent distributors,” said Jenny Perez, director of the Herbalife Family Foundation. “The money raised tonight and throughout the year by the Herbalife Family Foundation supports organizations around the world that are dedicated to improving children’s lives.”
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. In 2016, the program provided more than $2.7 million in funding and volunteer assistance 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.
In 2016, Herbalife Nutrition employees volunteered more than 2,670 hours in their local communities.
About Herbalife Family Foundation
Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) is a U.S. § 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation devoted to providing good nutrition and nutrition education to the world’s children. HFF supports over 130 programs, promoting 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.
Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life. We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.
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