SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating another year of success, the USANA True Health Foundation (THF) — whose mission is to provide the most critical human necessities: nutrition, clothing, shelter, medical assistance and health education to those who are suffering or in need— announces that it has donated more than $2.6 million to those less fortunate or in need during 2016.
This past year, a group of USANA independent distributors joined THF on a humanitarian trip to Vincente Guerrero, Baja, Mexico, where they spent a week serving a poverty-stricken area including an orphanage and the surrounding community. While there, they assisted in administering medical aid, provided dental care and oral hygiene kits, helped with building construction as well as provided one year of nutritional products for all of the children at the orphanage.
The Foundation also assisted in relief efforts in Haiti after the devastation from Hurricane Matthew in October. Through its partnership with International Relief Teams and the Children's Hunger Fund, THF was able to provide $80,000 to assist in relief efforts.
"We are thankful to be celebrating another year where we have been able to make a positive and sizeable impact to many who are in need of help throughout the world," said Brian Paul, THF's executive director of communications. "We look forward to beginning another year where we will help alleviate suffering in impoverished and disaster-stricken areas. We are so thankful for our Associates who continue to generously donate their time and resources to assisting those less fortunate."
NOTABLE THF CONTRIBUTIONS
- Provided over 6.2 million meals through its partnership with the Children's Hunger Fund
- Supplied over $180,000 to support health education programs, food and home construction
- Gave $738,722 in Usanimals children's multivitamins to orphanages, clinics and mercy networks throughout the world
- Delivered over 400 hours of volunteer service
The USANA True Health Foundation was established by USANA — a global nutritional company based in Salt Lake City — in 2012 in an effort to provide opportunities for its independent distributors to give back to people in need all over the world. All administrative fees are paid by USANA (NYSE: USNA), which allows the Foundation to donate 100 percent of every dollar raised to those in need.
Through humanitarian missions, regular contributions, fundraising projects and collaborations with the Women's Tennis Association, the nonprofit organization has raised over $13 million to aid hundreds around the world. The Foundation has donated over $6.3 million in its children's multivitamin product — Usanimals — to the Children's Hunger Fund and an additional $5.7 million has been donated to feeding children, providing aid in needy areas as well as disaster relief globally.
To learn more about the USANA True Health Foundation and how you can get involved, visit www.usanafoundation.org.
About the USANA True Health Foundation: The USANA True Health Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) to help expand and enhance USANA's ongoing charitable efforts. Its mission is to provide the most critical human necessities to those suffering or in need. The USANA True Health Foundation has an active partnership with organizations such as HealthCorps and the Children's Hunger Fund, which share the same vision of making the world a happier and healthier place. Learn more at our website (www.USANAfoundation.org), follow us on Twitter (@USANAfoundation), or like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/USANAfoundation).
Media Contact: Brian Paul
Executive Director of Communication
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