Erin Hicks, District Sales Manager at The Vitamin Shoppe, first learned about Vitamin Angels during an in-store promotion several years ago. Our work struck a very personal chord for Erin, whose son was born severely premature and in addition to a multitude of related medical issues, he had a vision impairment, and as such was treated with vitamin A. This simple, but critical intervention, she believes, had saved her son's sight. Learning there was an organization working to deliver vitamin A to children who would otherwise go without was a revelation.
Since then, Erin has thrown herself into the cause, spearheading team fundraising initiatives, working with community partners and joining us in the field with team members from The Vitamin Shoppe to see our work firsthand.
Read our latest story about Jakelin, a mom from Arizona who developed a strong bond with her daughter Hannah, even before she was born -- all while taking Vitamin Angels prenatal multivitamins.
Howard Schiffer founded Vitamin Angels in 1994, drawing on his experience as a midwife, and his success in the natural products industry. Learn more about our groundbreaking leader.