Acres of Love

Tenth Year Of Partnership Between HERBALIFE Family Foundation and Acres Of Love

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Thilo Naidoo, Elizabeth Lekganyane, Carin Smith, Kelly Yeatman, Margaret Beaumont, Kuena Tshehla (Back), Penny (House Mother), Jean Thompson and Lauren Yeatman (front) visit children from the Acres of Love Forever Family Homes

This year marks the 10th anniversary of a partnership between the Herbalife Family Foundation and Acres of Love.

For the last 18 years, Acres of Love have been providing support and care for orphans across the country. There are currently 29 Acres of Love Forever Family Homes in operation, with 24 in Johannesburg and 5 in Cape Town. 110 dedicated and passionate employees care for almost 200 children across the Acres of Love Forever Family Homes network.

acres-of-love-supported-by-herbalifeThe Herbalife Family Foundation supports Acres of Love as part of its Casa Herbalife programme; providing monetary contributions and volunteering that go towards ensuring the healthy nutrition of each child in the Homes. Gerda Audagnotti, Co-founder and CEO of Acres of Love, says: “We currently care for children with medical conditions such as HIV/AIDS, paralysis, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, CHARGE Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, hearing and vision impairments, Autism, and clubfeet. Herbalife’s partnership to ensure that these children have nutrient-rich diets, filled with fruits and vegetables, is extremely foundational in their overall health. With excellent medical, emotional, educational, and nutritional care we have seen incredible transformations in the lives of our children as we meet their needs with love and dignity. We are incredibly grateful for Herbalife’s commitment to bring health and holistic care to the children we serve!”

The mission of Acres of Love is to rescue and care for children who are abandoned or orphaned due to AIDS, abuse, and extreme poverty in South Africa. They also advocate for the rights of orphans to obtain world class health-care, education, and nutrition. As Acres of Love takes a holistic approach to caring for their children, nutrition plays an integral role which means that each child in their care has three nutritious meals a day and that they have the correct diet for their individual needs.

On Thursday, 17th of November, Herbalife team members visited the Acres of Love Home in Bryanston to engage with the children whom they assist through their partnership.

“Diet is extremely important for our children with special needs. One of my girls was diagnosed with many learning challenges. Instead of immediately putting her on meds, our entire house has changed our diets to incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables and remove unhealthy starches. As a result, she’s doing better in school and at home,” says House Mother, Christina Monare.

Thilo Naidoo, Country Director of Herbalife Southern Africa, says: “Our partnership with Acres of Love speaks directly to the core values of Herbalife and we look forward to the years ahead with Acres of Love. Seeing the direct impact of our contributions shows us that the partnership is one that is of immense value to those that need it most.”

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About Herbalife

Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people’s lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife independent members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.

We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of $4.5 billion in 2015. The Herbalife website contains a significant amount of financial and other information about the company at ir.Herbalife.com. The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.

About Herbalife Family Foundation

Created in 1994, Herbalife Family Foundation is a non-profit corporation dedicated to improving children’s lives by helping organizations provide healthy nutrition to children at risk. Additionally, the foundation often supports relief efforts in response to disasters. Herbalife Family Foundation’s flagship Casa Herbalife program was introduced in 2005 to support existing charitable organizations that are changing children’s lives. To date, there are over 130 Casa Herbalife programs around the world. 

Sent on Behalf of Herbalife by MANGO-OMC

For more information contact:

Adilia Joubert, 011 367-0651, adilia@mango-omc.com