Combined Associate and corporate contribution will provide a complete
year of supplementation for these children
COPPELL, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2013--
Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX),
the leading innovator and provider of nutritional supplements based on Real
Food Technology® solutions, announced today
the results of its Founder’s Challenge initiative in December 2012.
Through the Founder’s Challenge, Mannatech celebrated its heritage of
giving. The initiative served to help fulfill the dream of Sam Caster,
Mannatech’s Founder, of impacting the global issues of malnutrition and
changing the lives of millions of children in desperate need of hope and
health. Associates’ one simple act of giving changed the lives of
a thousand children for an entire year. Participation was easy
and the impact was far-reaching. Overall, 1,000 kits were purchased and
1,000 children were nourished.
The program behind the Founder’s Challenge and company mission, Give for
RealSM, began in 2009. Give for Real is Mannatech’s Donation
Through Consumption program that helps nourish children in need around
the world. As of November 2012, 9,377,168 servings have been distributed
worldwide and 31,538 children helped. Give for Real supports Mannatech’s
initiative of Social Entrepreneurship, a forward-thinking business
paradigm of solving the world’s biggest problems like global
The Founder’s Challenge brought to life Mannatech’s new mission and
Our mission is to fight global malnutrition by nourishing the
world with Real Food Technology supplementation while empowering and
rewarding the lives of those who champion our cause.
Our vision is to impact the global epidemic of childhood
malnutrition by linking five million consumers of Real Food Technology
supplementation with five million children in need.
Associates purchased a Founder’s Challenge Kit of PhytoBlend™ powder for
$100 that provided nourishment for a child in need for six months.
Mannatech matched that purchase with another six months of PhytoBlend
powder. It was then donated directly to MannaRelief who then distributed
it where the needs are strongest. Founded in 1999 by Sam and Linda
Caster, MannaRelief is a nonprofit organization providing proper
nutritional support to undernourished children around the world. †
“The Founder’s Challenge is a shining example of how we came together
not only as a company, but as champions of our cause—people who are
deeply dedicated to world change by fighting global malnutrition. The
outpouring of support from Associates signifies the depth of our purpose
and dedication to our most precious resource—our children. ” — Dr. Rob
Sinnott, Mannatech CEO
Through Mannatech’s Give for RealSM program, Associates
consume the nutritional products they need, and Mannatech helps a child
in need. Our goal is to link millions of consumers to millions of
at-risk children around the globe. The concept of “Donation through
Consumption” means that as our consumer business grows, so does our
giving. It’s not just a company vision, it’s a partnership with
like-minded individuals—social entrepreneurs—interested in making a
change for themselves and for others.
Individuals interested in Mannatech’s products or exploring its business
opportunity are encouraged to learn more at Mannatech.com.
†MannaRelief is an independent, nonprofit organization. It is not owned
or operated by Mannatech, incorporated.
Mannatech, Incorporated, develops high-quality health, weight and
fitness, and skin care products that are based on the solid foundation
of nutritional science and development standards. Mannatech is dedicated
to its platform of Social Entrepreneurship based on fighting global
malnutrition by nourishing the world with Real Food Technology
supplementation while empowering and rewarding the lives of those who
champion our cause. Mannatech’s proprietary products are available
through independent sales Associates around the globe including the
United States, Canada, South Africa, Namibia, Australia, New Zealand,
Austria, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United
Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Estonia, Finland, the Republic of
Ireland, Czech Republic, the Republic of Korea and Mexico. For more
information, visit Mannatech.com.
Source: Mannatech, Incorporated
Brett Duncan, 972-471-7367