Vitamin Angels' mission is reduce child mortality worldwide by connecting essential nutrients, especially vitamin A, with infants and children under five. Founded in 1996, Vitamin Angels provided micronutrients to over 10 million children in 2009.
Vitamin Angels Shout-Out!
Howard Schiffer, Founder of Vitamin Angels, gives SmartyPants a shout-out!
See what Howard had to say about a recent trip to donate vitamins in Bolivia.
We just returned from a trip to Bolivia observing vitamin A distributions as part of Operation 20/20. The third day out we were slashing through grass that covered our Land Rover and made the road completely invisible. The reality of how impassable these road... READ MORE
would become once the rainy season began was immediately obvious. We also knew why Pauline, a mother we met that day, had lost her baby and why three adolescents from Lagunillas, Rosemary, Marybel and Jose had lost their mom during childbirth three years ago. There is no medical help, no electricity, no running water and the poverty is extreme in these villages. I want to thank you again for helping us reach these children. When we're out in these remote areas, hours away from even the most basic of resources, the reality of 'reaching the unreachable' takes on a whole new meaning. We could not do this work without your support. On behalf of the children, we thank you. Upwards! Howard / Vitamin Angels
Good nutrition and clean water are the two cornerstones of good health for kids. To help bring clean water to kids in developing countries, SmartyPants partnered with charity:water. Both Courtney and Gordon have each donated wells personally.
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of public donations are used to directly fund sustainable water solutions in areas of greatest need.
Right now, almost a billion people on the planet don't have access clean and safe drinking water.
That's one in eight of us.
Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.
Just $20 can give one person clean water for 20 years. Learn more