CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Reliv Kalogris Foundation, the charitable arm of Reliv International, Inc. (Nasdaq: RELV), announced that donors gave a record $1.2 million in 2010 to provide free nutritional supplements to 42,000 people everyday in 10 countries.
In addition, the Foundation donated funds to build a feeding center in the Philippines during 2010, and funds for an orphanage in northern Haiti. The orphanage project is under construction. The organization provides free supplements to those who use the feeding center and will provide products to those who will live in the orphanage.
The Foundation raised the funds for the buildings at its fourth annual "Walk for the Mission" in St. Louis last summer. More than 2,000 Reliv distributors participated in the event and raised in excess of $40,000.
Following the earthquake in Haiti last winter, the Reliv Foundation made a special donation of $450,000 in Reliv nutritional supplements to earthquake relief efforts.
The Reliv Foundation distributes approximately 95 percent of all donations to more than 270 feeding centers in 10 countries. Reliv International covers the administrative costs and the salaries of the organization's employees.
Since 1995, the Foundation has donated approximately $26 million to programs that support malnourished people.
Until recently, the Reliv Foundation took donations solely from Reliv distributors and employees. At the request of the company's distributors, the Foundation established the Network to Nourish program during 2010. The program, registered in 48 states, enables the organization to accept donations from any individual.
About the Reliv Kalogris Foundation
The Reliv Kalogris Foundation is named for the late Dr. Theodore "Ted" Kalogris, who created the nutritional formula that would become Reliv International's first product. The Reliv Kalogris Foundation was founded in 1995. For more information, you can find us on Facebook, or visit https://www.relivkalogrisfoundation.org/US/EN/home.html.
SOURCE Reliv Kalogris Foundation