03/05/09 - The Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) established its first Casa Herbalife program in China through a partnership with SOS Children's Villages.
Children at the SOS Children's Village in Chengdu, China
The historic partnership between HFF and SOS Children's Villages - USA will help provide nutritious meals for children at the SOS Children's Village in Chengdu, in the Sichaun province. HFF will also provide funding for improving and updating health facilities at the Chengdu village.
More than 170 children currently live in this SOS Children's Village, many of whom were orphaned in the 2008 earthquake. Founded in 1997, the village is focused on providing a safe environment and proper education for the children.
This is the 39th Casa Herbalife program to be established worldwide. After an initial grant from HFF, local Herbalife sales employees in China and staff will support the program through volunteerism and fundraising.
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 SOS Children's Villages
SOS Children's Villages has been in operation for 60 years. With 475 villages in 132 countries, SOS raises 73,000 children through a family-based model of care that places a priority on keeping biological brothers and sisters together when the family unit has been destroyed. SOS trains surrogate mothers, and operates schools, medical facilities and training centers. SOS also supports another quarter million children in efforts to keep families together to prevent child abandonment. SOS has over a dozen nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize and has received the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize.
Herbalife Ltd. is a global network marketing company that sells weight-management, nutrition, and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in 70 countries through a network of over 1.9 million independent distributors. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. Please visit Herbalife Investor Relations for additional financial information.