Herbalife Family Foundation Donates $12,000 to Establish Worcester’s First Casa Herbalife Program

Donation to Friendly House in Worcester Will Help Address Problems
with Obesity in At-Risk Youth in the Community

WORCESTER, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) today announced a $12,000 donation
to Friendly House, a non-profit organization addressing the
ever-changing need to provide adequate nutritional programming for
youth. The donation builds on HFF’s global Casa Herbalife program, which
already provides more than $3 million in funding and volunteer
assistance each year to more than 130 organizations worldwide.

According to The Center for Disease Control, a recent Massachusetts High
School Youth Risk Behavior Survey showed that 29.4% of youth described
themselves as slightly or very overweight. To respond to this challenge,
Friendly House has developed its F.U.N (Fitness and Understanding
Nutrition) Program. The F.U.N Program is designed to address this
challenge and the donation will help the Friendly House program
contribute to the city’s overall efforts to improve nutrition and eating
habits in the area.

“The Herbalife Family Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of
children around the world by providing access to healthy nutrition,”
said Robyn Browning, executive director of the Herbalife Family
Foundation. “We are proud to announce this new partnership with Friendly
House and look forward to seeing the positive impact we can make in the
Worcester community as we continue to provide nutrition education
services to at-risk youth.”

The F.U.N Program goals and objectives are to improve academics, build
character, promote healthy lifestyles, appreciate diversity and embrace
service learning. Program participants will be actively engaged in
workshops which develop the youth’s knowledge and skills as it relates
to making healthy lifestyle choices in regards to exercise and nutrition.

“We are so honored to receive this donation to establish the first Casa
Herbalife in this part of Massachusetts,” said Gordon Hargrove,
executive director of Family House. “Our goal at the Friendly House is
to create an environment where our children feel safe and have access to
healthy living values that will serve them well in adulthood. This
donation is significant because it will help us build that environment.”

The donation was announced today at a special event featuring executives
and children from Friendly House, Herbalife executives and Herbalife
independent distributors and Boston Bruins alumni. It will support
Friendly House’s F.U.N program and nutritional initiatives.

As part of the collaboration, the region’s vulnerable youth will have
improved access to better nutrition and be placed on a path to achieving
an active, healthy lifestyle.

The Casa Herbalife Program was established in 2005 to help bring good
nutrition to children living in orphanages, using after school centers,
and other non-profit facilities around the world tasked with helping
underserved young people. In addition to the annual financial grants
made by the Herbalife Family Foundation, the organizations receive local
financial and volunteer support from Distributors as well as Herbalife

About Herbalife Family Foundation

Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) is a 501C(3), non-profit corporation
devoted to providing good nutrition and nutrition education to the
world’s children. HFF partners with over 130 programs, supporting tens
of thousands of children’s healthy growth and development every day. We
are committed to ensuring children are provided with good nutrition for
a brighter future. HFF also often supports relief efforts in response to
natural disasters. For more information about HFF and how you can
support the children in our programs, visit www.herbalifefamilyfoundation.org.

About Friendly House

Friendly House was founded “for the educational, social and family
betterment of residents of the City of Worcester.” Friendly
House/Settlement house (multi-service center) works with entire families
both nuclear and extended, as an integrating force for the families and
the Neighborhood(s) it serves. Friendly House provides a continuum of
comprehensive coordinated neighborhood basic services to inner-city


Herbalife Family Foundation
Michael Gutierrez, 213-304-5287