Picture $738,722 worth of children’s multivitamins, and you have just a fragment of what USANA donated in 2016 through its True Health Foundation.
The supplements were distributed to aid networks, orphanages and clinics around the world. One such orphanage is located in Vincente Guerrero, an impoverished community on Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, where a group of USANA Associates took part in a humanitarian trip with the True Health Foundation. In addition to delivering a year’s worth of multivitamins for all of the children at the orphanage, Associates administered medical aid and dental care, and participated in local construction projects.
Meeting these basic human needs is the mission of the True Health Foundation, and USANA encourages Associates and employees to get involved on many levels. Last year, the foundation recorded more than 400 hours of volunteer service, and it was able to donate more than 6.2 million meals through its partnership with Children’s Hunger Fund. An additional $180,000 funded health education programs, food supplies and home construction.
“We look forward to beginning another year where we will help alleviate suffering in impoverished and disaster-stricken areas,” said Brian Paul, THF’s Executive Director of Communications. “We are so thankful for our Associates who continue to generously donate their time and resources to assisting those less fortunate.”
The True Health Foundation, now in its fifth year, has raised more than $13 million in funds. The company itself covers administrative expenses, meaning all donations go to the humanitarian work USANA is doing around the world.