NeoCell (Irvine, CA) and Walgreens (Deerfield, IL) have partnered to raise money for the non-profit Vitamin Angels (Santa Barbara, CA), whose mission is to provide children with life-saving and life-changing nutrition.
Through the end of 2014, NeoCell will donate one percent of the retail value of all its products sold at Walgreens stores to Vitamin Angels and will also run its now-annual fall campaign to raise additional money, reported the company.
NeoCell’s partnership with Vitamin Angels goes beyond raising money, as Jessica Mulligan, vice president of sales and marketing, NeoCell, witnessed firsthand in 2013 when she traveled with the group to remote villages in Peru.
“Seeing the very real difference that NeoCell’s contributions are making in the lives of children in need was one of the best experiences of my life,” said Mulligan.
According to Vitamin Angels, about 45 percent of all child deaths worldwide are caused by undernutrition, with 3.1 million 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,” reported Vitamin Angels.
Since it began its partnership with Vitamin Angels, NeoCell has donated more than $260,000 to the group, helping more than one million at-risk mothers and children.
For more information, visit www.neocell.com.