BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to provide children around the world with the essential nutrients they need to grow and thrive, Sam's Club SIMPLY RIGHT wellness brand has donated $500,000 to Vitamin Angels, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing availability, access and use of micronutrients among at-risk populations in need. The monetary donation will help Vitamin Angels expand their efforts to reach at-risk children age five and under with vitamin A and daily multivitamins and pregnant or breastfeeding women with prenatal vitamins around the world and domestically.
"Sam's Club is committed to supporting health and wellness awareness, chronic disease prevention and quality solutions for our members, families and communities," said Jill Turner Mitchael, senior vice president for health and wellness at Sam's Club. "For 50 cents a year, Vitamin Angels can provide the two doses of vitamin A per year that a child needs to encourage good eye health and vision. When we learned about Vitamin Angels, our team knew it was 'simply right' to extend Sam's Club dedication to health to as many at-risk children and mothers as possible"
SIMPLY RIGHT is a premium, high-quality proprietary health and wellness brand available exclusively to Sam's Club members. SIMPLY RIGHT products include everyday wellness essentials including vitamins and supplements, baby care products, health and beauty aids and pet care products. As a proud supporter of the Vitamin Angels program, Sam's Club SIMPLY RIGHT features the organization's logo on pallet skirts and trays of all vitamins and supplements. For more information on SIMPLY RIGHT Vitamins and Supplements, visit here.
"The lives of over 2 million children in the United States and around the world will be touched by Sam's Club's 'simply right' support for Vitamin Angels," said Howard B. Schiffer, president of Vitamin Angels. "In the U.S. and in villages from Haiti and Honduras to Kenya and India our vitamins will save lives, prevent disease and help children grow and prosper. Together we will give them a brighter future."
Sam's Club members who are interested in supporting Vitamin Angels can visit http://www.vitaminangels.org/.
About Sam's Club
Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation's eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average of 34 percent over traditional retailers. To learn more about Savings Made Simple®, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam's Club on Twitter, Facebook and our mobile and iPad® apps.
About Vitamin Angels
Vitamin Angels is dedicated to reducing child mortality worldwide by advancing availability, access and use of essential micronutrients, especially vitamin A, among at-risk populations. In 2012, Vitamin Angels will reach approximately 25,000,000 children in over 40 countries, including the US, with the vital nutrients they need as a foundation for good health. Vitamin Angels has received five consecutive four-star ratings from Charity Navigator for Financial Health, Accountability and Transparency. To learn more, visit www.vitaminangels.org.
SOURCE Sam’s Club