Herbalife Family Foundation bringsfestive cheer to over 200 children at the SOS Children’s Village In the Philippines
To cap off an eventful year, Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) visited two of its beneficiary organizations under, SOS Children’s Village, to bring the festive cheer to over 200 children.During the visits, HFF Philippines held activities,which brought fun and joy and left big smiles on the children’s faces.
As part of the activities, Herbalife donated a total of 250 booksto the Batangas and Bataan Villages of SOS through the CASA Herbalife Program, the flagship project of HFF.The books were given by Herbalife independent members and guests viaa month-long book collection program organized by Herbalife Philippines, and benefitted245 children from the villages.
Barbette Soliven, Corporate Communications Manager at Herbalife Philippines and the lead organizer of the activities said, “Ever since we started these visits enabled by the CASA Herbalife program, we have strived to make it a more engaging experience for both the volunteers and the kids. I’m heartened to see that we have achieved that this time round, and am glad to see the smiles on the childrens’ and volunteers’ faces at the end of the day.”
Herbalife distributors, executives and volunteers also spent two consecutive Saturdays (November 26 and December 3) at the SOS facilities in Lipa, Batangas and Mariveles, Bataan, where they spent time interacting with and playing with the children
One of the key highlights was the Ultimate Frisbee Clinic organized by Herbalife Philippines, where thechildren were taught the basics of the sport, before culminating in a scrimmage game played together with the volunteer team.The eventual winning team was applauded by all the participants, and won themselves a HerbalifeT-shirt and a Frisbee each.
“We are very grateful to all the Members who have supported the activities and took time to be with us; as well as the young volunteers who joined us in teaching these kids the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, ”Barbette Soliven added.
SOS Children’s Village has been a recipient of the CASA Herbalife program for six years now. In2016, grants from HFF were used to conduct supplementary feeding programs and provide nutrition educationat targeted locations within the Philippines, benefitting 609 children below the age of 12 in 24 communities.
First established in the United States in 2005, the CASA Herbalife Program aims to improve the lives of children around the world by bringing good nutrition to those living in orphanages, attending after-school centers, and other non-profit facilities. Through the CASAHerbalife Program, Herbalife provides over $3.2 million in funding and volunteer assistance to more than 130 organizations around the worldeach year, bringinggood nutrition to thousands of children in orphanages, community centers and hospitals in over 50 countries around the world.