Douglas Laboratories, the trusted choice of thousands of healthcare professionals for superior quality, science-based nutritional supplements for over 50 years, is joining forces with parent company Atrium Innovations Inc. to positively impact the health of those in need – both locally and globally.
The companies recently announced their commitment to SOS Children’s Villages as a part of Atrium’s Growing Together Program. A key part of Douglas Laboratories’ contributions to SOS Children’s Villages for 2012 will be the donation of 25 cents per bottle sold of their children’s multivitamin and mineral formulas, Ultra Preventative Kids and Teens.
SOS Children’s Villages is the world’s largest charity working with orphaned and abandoned children. It serves the needs of children at risk in 133 countries worldwide.
“We selected SOS Children’s Villages as our signature cause because it was so well aligned with the values that the employees of Douglas Laboratories find important,” says Jennifer Raspanti, Executive Director of Inside Sales and Customer Service, Douglas Laboratories. “SOS Children’s Villages reflects the issues that resonate with our organization: creating opportunities for children to thrive and nurturing the physical and emotional well-being of children.”
In 2011 Douglas Laboratories, as part of the Growing Together Program, undertook to raise $100,000 toward the construction of Atrium House in the expansion of the Pachacamac village, an existing SOS Children’s village in Peru. Through the efforts of its employees and its Growing Together committee, the 2011 goal was not only met but even exceeded. The contribution will fund the full construction and furnishing of a home for up to 10 orphaned children. The Pachacamac village currently houses 57 children, 20 youths and employs eight SOS mothers and also provides a school and arts and athletic programs including dancing, singing, theatre, soccer, and volleyball. As a result of projects like Atrium House, the village is presently undergoing a significant expansion. The Atrium House is expected to be completed by mid-2013.
“It’s so uplifting to see our employees coming together for such an important cause,” says Timothy J. Monk, Jr., Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Douglas Laboratories. “We’re proud to have a hand in the expansion of this village and the lives of these children.”