June 08, 2017
USANA Makes Global Impact During Inaugural World Service Week
Photo: A USANA Associate visits with villagers in Uganda during World Service Week, May 20-27.
The USANA True Health Foundation (THF) celebrated its first-ever World Service Week during the week of May 20–27. Throughout the week, USANA Associates, employees and their families, as well as the general public, volunteered thousands of hours of service.
“We are thrilled at the response we received from our entire USANA family throughout the globe during our very first World Service Week,” said Brian Paul, THF's Executive Director of Communications. “The impact we were able to make in just seven short days of service is truly remarkable. We look forward to continuing this initiative in the future, and continue to serve our local communities and those in need all year.”
During World Service Week, THF traveled with nearly 20 USANA Associates to Uganda, where they spent six days serving those living in villages and inner-cities near the Kampala region. While in Uganda, participants painted a local school, volunteered at the Wentz Medical Center as well as donated food and other service and aid to those in need.
USANA employees around the globe served their local communities during World Service Week, including:
United States: Served dinner to those in need at St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Resource Center; donated more than 100 blankets to local hospitals; cleaned up the grounds at the Children's Justice Center; cleaned living spaces and cared for animals at Utah Animal Adoption Center; made toy cars for children in need at Tiny Tim's Foundation for Kids; prepared and served lunch for families residing at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Primary Children's Hospital; and prepared food packs with the Children's Hunger Fund in Dallas, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Mexico: Provided food and hygiene products to San Judas Tadeo nursing home.
Canada: Packed more than 5,300 pounds of food for local food banks.
China: Collected and donated clothing, books, computers and USANA products to the School of Migrant Laborers' Children.
Australia: Participated in a shore cleanup at Meadowbank Wharf and donated over 900 meals to Foodbank.
Hong Kong: Served the elderly at St. James Settlement and donated blood to the Red Cross.
Philippines: Collected food packs and coloring books for donation in the Laguna Province; cleaned and renovated Oplan Brigada Eskwela school; and fed and served the poor at Duterte's Kitchen Feeding.
Singapore: Collected food, clothing and toys to donate to local charity centers.
Taiwan: Cleaned and donated food items and USANA products to Bethany Children's Home.
The USANA True Health Foundation is in 20 countries around the world. Its mission is to ensure that impoverished children and families reach their fullest potential by providing food and nutrition. The Foundation is dedicated to disaster relief, working aggressively to ensure immediate help and resources are provided to those in desperate need. Since 2012, THF has donated $12.1 million and 15.1 million meals.