PRESS RELEASE – March 16, 2017
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Family Service League’s “Healthy Meals – Healthy Minds” After-School Program
Suffolk County, New York – Family Service League (FSL), a Long Island based non-profit human service organization, is pleased to announce the grant award of $25,000 from The Nature’s Bounty Foundation, a 501c3 that is the charitable arm of The Nature’s Bounty Co. The mission of The Nature’s Bounty Foundation believes in enhancing lives and giving back to the communities locally and around the world.
This generous grant will support FSL’s Brentwood Community School (BCS) After-School Program where students will be given the opportunity to learn about nutrition through the hands–on experience of preparing healthy meals though cooking classes. The FSL’s BCS students and their families benefit from the availability of on-site academic enrichment through the arts and a variety of cultural programs. The goal is to increase student’s success in school by adding resources known to make a difference: increased parental involvement in their children’s education, enhanced learning opportunities through educational enrichment, linguistically sensitive programs, consistent adult guidance, and access to health, dental and mental health services.
“At The Nature’s Bounty Foundation, we believe that overall wellness is attainable by everyone,” said Michael Oliveri, Chairman of The Nature’s Bounty Foundation. “We are committed to providing resources that support people on that path. Teaching children about nutrition is such a valuable way to help bring wellness into the home, and back to family members. We are inspired by this program and are proud to provide this grant to support it.”
“Family Service League is proud to be working with The Nature’s Bounty Foundation. Its commitment to the wellness of Long Island students perfectly supports our goal of providing educational based enrichment opportunities that promote health and wellbeing. The children and families who benefit from FSL’s Brentwood Community School program are empowered to mobilize their strengths and improve the quality of their lives at home and in their school environment thanks to this funding.” – Karen Boorshtein, FSL President and CEO
photo: (l-r) Brentwood Asst. Principal Ms. Lisa Catandella, Principal Mr. Jerry Cheng, Asst. Principal Dr. Karen Kregel, Beverly Lee-Wo, Nature’s Bounty Director of Corporate Social Responsibility with (center) Chef Rich League and (r-l) FSL Parent Liaison Liz Cordero, Division Director for Family Services Lisa Jamison, and Youth Development Specialist Joanna Cruz, and students of the Brentwood Community School.
Family Service League, established in 1926, is a Long Island non-profit human service organization providing a safety net for people in need. FSL touches the lives of 50,000 people annually, addressing some of the most prevalent and pressing human needs facing Long Island communities. FSL delivers tangible help and crisis intervention across a spectrum of service areas including: mental illness, drug & alcohol abuse, homelessness, job training, computer literacy, trauma counseling, at-risk youth, and family & senior support services. In addition, FSL operates pre-school learning centers and universal pre-K programs. In all, FSL offers over 60 programs at 20 locations throughout Long Island.
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About The Nature’s Bounty Foundation
The Nature’s Bounty Foundation is a 501 c 3 and is the charitable arm of The Nature’s Bounty Co. Our mission is to enhance lives by supporting wellness initiatives within and beyond the communities in which we live, work and do business. We are committed to supporting wellness in many forms – from larger, corporate-led programming to smaller, Associate-influenced initiatives. We have given back through monetary grants, product donations, and volunteerism. Follow us on Facebook at: The Nature’s Bounty Co. Gives Back or online at www.naturesbountyfoundation.com.
The Nature’s Bounty Co. has a history of championing health and wellness tracing back 145 years. Putting science and the highest quality standards at the heart of our business, the brands of The Nature’s Bounty Co. are some of the most trusted in the world. Always motivated by our commitment to excellence, our vision for health and wellness has inspired leading brands such as Nature’s Bounty, Sundown Naturals, Solgar, Holland & Barrett, Osteo Bi-Flex, Ester-C, MET-Rx, Pure Protein, Balance, Body Fortress, Puritan’s Pride and Organic Dr., among others. As a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition and ethical beauty products, The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all its forms. For more information please visit www.NaturesBountyCo.com