The Boys & Girls Club of El Paso, Texas, is $20,000 closer to helping fight obesity thanks to a donation from the Herbalife Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to improving children’s lives by helping organizations provide healthy nutrition to vulnerable youth.
The donation will help create El Paso’s first Casa Herbalife program, a noteworthy move toward Herbalife Life Family’s goal to contribute to the city’s efforts to improve nutrition and eating habits in the area. According to the City of El Paso, El Paso County has more overweight and inactive adults than the U.S. national average. Thirty-nine percent of adults in El Paso are overweight and 29 percent are physically inactive.
Established in 2005, the Casa Herbalife Program helps bring good nutrition to children living in orphanages and using after school centers and other non-profit facilities around the world tasked with helping underserved young people. In addition to the annual financial grants made by the Herbalife Family Foundation, the organizations receive local financial and volunteer support from independent Herbalife members as well as Herbalife employees.
The program provides over $2.3 million in funding and volunteer assistance each year to more than 100 organizations worldwide. These funds bring nutrition to more than 100,000 children in 50 countries on a daily basis.