Herbalife Ltd. : Herbalife Family Foundation Joins Forces with 120-Year Old Children's Home in Tampa, Florida
06/29/2012| 05:15pm US/Eastern
The Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) announced the funding of its 74th
Casa Herbalife program at The Children's Home Inc., in Tampa, Florida,
with a grant to improve nutrition for the children served by the
Offering a wide array of support, outreach and prevention services to
children and families in need, The Children's Home Inc. has a 120-year
history in the Tampa Bay community serving children from backgrounds of
abuse, neglect or abandonment. Its programs and services help nearly
13,000 children and adults each year.
The Children's Home residential healing campus is "home" to
approximately 50 children at any one time who receive therapeutic
services and a corrective experience for the trauma they have
experienced due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.
The HFF grant will augment the current partially state funded food meal
plan with fresh ingredients such as fruits, vegetables and high protein
foods that offer more wholesome nutrition than the existing meal
The Children's Home operates a full service kitchen with two full time
staff who prepare and provide three meals and snacks each day. Due to
tight funding, the quality of food products is limited to pre-packaged,
bulk and frozen ingredients, which do not necessarily offer the most
nutritious or well balanced options for the children being served.
"When I first came to The Children's Home I was very violent and afraid.
After being at the Children's Home for a few weeks, I started to realize
the staff was not going to give up on me. This was not like one of the
20 different foster homes I had been in. The Children's Home was not
kicking me out for my behavior, and instead they worked with me," said
Thomas Marvin Silver, a 14 year old former program participant and
success story, who had been a victim of abuse and neglect since the age
of 5. Prior to being adopted by a caring and loving single mother,
Silver found in The Children's Home a safe haven that positively
transformed his life in a secure and loving non-foster care setting.
The Casa Herbalife program was established in 2005 to help bring good
nutrition to children living in orphanages, or participating in after
school centers, and other non-profit facilities. This marks the 74th
Casa Herbalife program worldwide and the 16th in Herbalife's
North America region. After the initial grants made by HFF, the
organizations receive local financial and volunteer support from
Herbalife Independent Distributors and corporate employees.
HFF is a 501 C(3), non-profit corporation dedicated to
improving children's lives by helping organizations provide healthy
nutrition to children at risk. Additionally, HFF often supports relief
efforts in response to natural disasters.
About Herbalife Ltd.
Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) is a global nutrition company that sells
weight-management, nutrition, and personal care products intended to
support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in 83 countries
through a network of independent distributors. The company supports the
Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring
good nutrition to children. Herbalife's website contains a significant
amount of information about Herbalife, including financial and other
information for investors at http://ir.Herbalife.com.
The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time,
as information is updated and new information is posted.
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Marco Gonzales, 310-258-7120
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