DEERFIELD, Ill. — As part of its purpose to help people get, stay and live well, Walgreens is extending its exclusive relationship with Vitamin Angels to help provide 100 million children and mothers in at-risk populations with essential vitamins and minerals. Through 2017, Walgreens and its vitamin brand partners will donate 1% of retail sales from vitamin purchases of participating brands.
Based on the success of Walgreens last campaign to support Vitamin Angels, which to date has raised $5.5 million and reached more than 21 million children, the non-profit organization plans to use the forthcoming funds to work with partners in 46 countries, including the United States and Canada, to help prevent nutrient deficiency by providing vitamins.
“We are proud to support Vitamin Angels in its journey to provide life-changing vitamins and minerals,” said Robert Tompkins, group VP, health and wellness, at Walgreens. “The impact that Walgreens and its customers can make to help minimize ailments related to the lack of essential nutrients, will improve millions of peoples’ lives.”