Previously, the nutraceutical company has honored its chartered commitment to give back by donating proceeds and manpower to nonprofits and critical causes. It has rehabilitated orphanages in the Dominican Republic and schools in Jamaica, contributed to international relief efforts in Haiti and the Philippines, and donated to a local drug rehabilitation center.
Jusuru’s partnership with Vitamin Angels marks a new, official and systematic means by which Jusuru’s customers and distributors can consistently give back to thousands of needy children and mothers. In 2014, Vitamin Angels is working to reach 40 million children in approximately 45 countries, including the United States, with the vital nutrients they need as a foundation for good health. In the shopping cart at Jusuru’s website, buyers will have the ability to choose to donate $1, $5 or $10 as they check out. Every $10 donation provides life-saving vitamins to 40 children for an entire year. Jusuru will match the tax-deductible donations.
According to Vitamin Angels, about 45 percent of all child deaths worldwide are attributable to undernutrition; that is 3.1 million innocent lives lost annually. Millions more will never reach their full physical or mental potential. Many of these children can be saved and their lives dramatically improved through access to supplementation. For just a quarter, Vitamin Angels can provide a young child with all the vitamin A he or she needs for an entire year.
Earlier this year, Vitamin Angels participated in the Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Conference at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. At the conference, Vitamin Angels announced its commitment of $4.5 million to scale up co-administration of albendazole, a deworming treatment, with vitamin A to all eligible pre-school age children not reached by government programs.