PROVO, UT, May 22, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- Tahitian Noni International (TNI), maker of TAHITIAN NONI(R) Juice and other noni products, announced today that it is donating a total of 1.3 Million RMB in cash and products to the China Children and Teenager's Fund to provide relief for children affected by the recent earthquake in Sichuan Province on May 12th. The donation will be a combination of support from TNI China, employees, and TNI Independent Product Consultants (IPCs) around the world, as well as the company's Do Something Good humanitarian program.
"The devastation caused by this disaster is tremendous," stated Dan Zhu, Vice President of TNI China. "I sincerely hope our great products will help the survivors recover quickly, and our cash donation will help speed up the rebuilding of homes and schools in the affected area. We'd like to thank our employees and loyal IPCs who have also stepped forward to help us do something good in this time of crisis."
About the Do Something Good Program
In the past year, Tahitian Noni International has donated thousands of textbooks and library books and supplied more than 100 computers to ten computer labs in schools across French Polynesia. In addition, the company has awarded scholarships for higher education to Tahitian youth and supplied food, clothing, and playground equipment to children in need at a local orphanage.
While the core program centers around supporting the Tahitian community, the Tahitian Noni(R) Do Something Good program also provided donations to the Red Cross, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, United Way, Gifts in Kind International, and Vitamin Angels, totalling over $4.2 million USD in gifts and donations in 2007.
About the Company
Tahitian Noni International is a global, research-driven products company that was the first to introduce the benefits of noni to the world outside Tahiti. Founded by two food research scientists in 1995, the company is a leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of noni-based products including beverages, beauty and spa products, weight management lines, and animal nutrition. Headquartered in Provo, Utah, Tahitian Noni International has manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, Tahiti, Japan, and China, and sales offices in more than 30 countries worldwide. For more information please visit www.TahitianNoni.com or call 1-888-869-9254.