Herbalife Family Foundation Extends Nutrition Support To Rumah Anak Yatim Amitabha Malaysia
Johor Bahru, 20 May 2015 – The Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF), a non-profit organization committed to helping vulnerable children, today announced the opening of its third Casa Herbalife program in Malaysia in partnership with the orphanage home Rumah Anak Yatim Amitabha Malaysia. This partnership will see HFF provide nutritional support to the children under the care of the home through an annual grant.
Established in 2010, Rumah Anak Yatim Amitabha Malaysia supports orphans between the ages of 5 months and 15th years old. There are currently 23 children under its care and the home relies heavily on the generosity of the public to continue its operations in serving unprivileged children. The initial grant provided by HFF will help support the construction of a new kitchen and dining room facility to create a better environment for the children.
HFF currently also supports two other orphanage homes in Malaysia, the Good Samaritan Home in Klang and Rumah Bakti Dato’ Harun in Ampang, through its flagship CASA Herbalife program. Under the program, the homes will each receive grants amounting to USD 20,000 (approx MYR72, 000) this year to enable them to provide nutritious food to their children.
Sridhar Rajagopalan, Sub-Regional General Manager of Herbalife Malaysia and Singapore commented “We are pleased to be able to take a third orphanage home under the CASA Herbalife program initiative. These children are in their formative stages and there is none that is more important than proper nutrition. Good nutrition is the pillar of a child’s development and through the Herbalife Family Foundation’s CASA Herbalife program, we are able to make a meaningful contribution to the development of these children.”
Chloe Chan, Vice Principal of Rumah Anak Yatim Amitabha said “This news could not have been timelier. We are thrilled and welcome this donation with open arms as me know our children are going to benefit from it tremendously. This grant will enable us to provide nutritious meals to our children and also educate them on nutrition and healthy lifestyles to prepare them for their future.”
The CASA Herbalife program was established in 2005 to help bring good nutrition to children living in orphanages, attending after school centers, and other non-profit facilities. After the initial financial grants made by HFF, the recipient organizations receive local financial and volunteer support from Independent Herbalife Members, as well as corporate employees.
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About Herbalife Family Foundation
Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children by helping charitable organizations provide healthy nutrition to children in need. Additionally, HFF often supports relief efforts in response to catastrophic natural disasters around the world.
In 2005, HFF was proud to introduce the Casa Herbalife Program to help provide healthy and nutritious meals by partnering with existing charities serving children. Today, HFF supports over 120 Casa Herbalife programs in more than 50 countries and serves over 100,000 children daily. HFF is supported by Independent Herbalife Members, their friends and families and Herbalife employees.
To learn more about HFF and the Casa Herbalife programs, please visit HerbalifeFamilyFoundation.org.
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