Why I Admire Howard Schiffer
Introducing my superhero...
Howard Schiffer has always been passionate about nutrition. For over 30 years he has helped to develop and sell a number of health food items.
In 1994, his priorities changed when Southern California was struck by the Northridge earthquake. During this time Schiffer realized how important it was to help get basic nutrition to the earthquake's victims. At this time, he helped to organize his friends and business colleagues from the health food industry to make an effort to help to distribute vitamin supplements to those who needed them most.
This was the launch of Schiffer's new charitable organization, Vitamin Angels. Over the years, they have helped to distribute over 350 million vitamins and supplements in 82 countries.
During his travels, Schiffer noticed how many children worldwide go blind and even die as a result of Vitamin A deficiencies. He then learned that high doses of vitamin A to children and lactating mothers can help to prevent this problem. This observation spawned Schiffer's current goal which is to eradicate childhood blindness by the year 2020, a project appropriately called, Operation 20/20.
Howard Schiffer Administering A Dose Of Vitamin A In Operation 20/20
Howard Schiffer Related Link List
- Vitamin Angels - Providing Vital Nutrition to Children in Need
Vitamin Angels provides vital nutrition to children in need. Vitamin Angels believes that everyone has a right to basic nutrition.
- Howard Schiffer - Brightcove
Ever wonder what you can do to help in dwindling world nutrition? Vitamin Angels' founder Howard Schiffer comes by to chat about how a few vitamins have been shaping world aid.
- Vitamin Angels Launches Honduras Multi-Vitamin Program
PR: Vitamin Angels, a non-profit organization designed to fight malnutrition and childhood blindness around the world, has launched a multi-vitamin distribution program in Honduras that will provide vital nutritional supplements to 55,000 school-aged
- Vitamin Angels - Calender Of Events
Find out what's happening with the Vitamin Angels.