Promising to donate 1 percent of participating brand retail sales through 2017, Walgreens wants to do its part to support the efforts of Vitamin Angels.
Having already raised $5.5 million to provide needed nutrients to more than 20 million children, Walgreens hopes to help children in almost 50 countries around the world, with both the United States and Canada on the list.
“We are proud to support Vitamin Angels in its journey to provide life-changing vitamins and minerals,” said Robert Tompkins, health and wellness group vice president at Walgreens. “The impact that Walgreens and its customers can make to help minimize ailments related to the lack of essential nutrients, will improve millions of peoples’ lives.”
Vitamin Angel President Howard Schiffer, who founded the non-profit, said reaching children and other at risk populations with essential vitamins and minerals is critical to giving them the opportunity to survive, thrive and reach their full potential.
“We are thankful for the support from Walgreens, its vendor participants, and most of all, its customers for their commitment and contributions to our work,” he said.
For more information visit, www.vitaminangels.org.