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Since 2013, Walgreens has supported Vitamin Angels’ efforts to provide vitamins to malnourished children and mothers worldwide. As of October 2016, Walgreens' partnership has supplied vitamins that prevent blindness and other serious conditions associated with childhood undernutrition, changing the lives of 100 MILLION children worldwide. Over the past two years, Walgreens has donated one percent of retail sales from vitamin and supplement purchases, culminating in a total of more than $25 million as of September 2016. Achieving its goal months ahead of schedule, Walgreens continues to work with Vitamin Angels to reach more children in need through the program. "Having Walgreens help us reach 100 million mothers and children in a few short years highlights what can happen when organizations with a shared mission join together for a common good. Together, we are making healthy children and happy moms a reality everywhere. This is a phenomenal accomplishment," said Howard B. Schiffer, president and founder of Vitamin Angels.
In early 2015, Walgreens joined Vitamin Angels on two trips to observe our work in action. In the Dominican Republic, the Walgreens team, including members of their corporate office and two store employees, spent five days observing the distribution of vitamin A, albendazole, and multivitamins to communities from Santo Domingo to Santiago. In Portland, Oregon, the Walgreens team spent a day getting to know several families whose children receive Vitamin Angels' prenatal and children's multivitamins through a local food bank. Recently, select Walgreens team members had the opportunity to travel to Uganda. These visits gave Walgreens the chance to see firsthand the impact their support is making as well as the continued need for vitamins both here in the US and around the world.
Vitamin Angels thanks the entire Walgreens team for their incredible commitment and dedication to the partnership and to the children and mothers we serve. Walgreens support makes our work possible.