Walgreens raises $1.5M for Vitamin Angels support

Walgreens and the non-profit organization, Vitamin Angels, announced that they have supported more than 200 million women and children in the United States and around the world through their partnership to improve child and maternal health.

The retailer has worked with the organization for six years to raise funds.

One percent of sales of participating vitamin products at Walgreens support Vitamin Angels’ outreach efforts to communities in need across the U.S. and globally, the companies said.

In addition, in January 2019, Walgreens held a ‘Quarter Drive’ customer donation program, which resulted in an additional $1.5 million raised to support Vitamin Angels work.

“The strength of this partnership is our shared commitment to accessible, affordable health care, and Walgreens ability to bring this program to our customers in nearly every community nationwide,” said Alex Gourlay, president of Walgreens and co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance. “Every child deserves a healthy future.”

Vitamin Angels operates in 74 countries through a network of over 1,600 field partners who provide health services and nutritional support across the critical window of a child’s development. These services include distributing prenatal multivitamins and Vitamin A, promotion of breastfeeding practices and deworming. Domestically, the organization works across every state in the U.S. to support pregnant women’s health with prenatal multivitamins and nutrition education.

“With the support of Walgreens, Vitamin Angels has been able to reach millions of mothers and children under five at risk of malnutrition with life-saving nutrients,” said Howard Schiffer, founder and president of Vitamin Angels. “We are honored to be partnering with an organization that cares so much about children and moms in the U.S. and around the world.”