Photo: Morinda delivers sensory exploration kits to Kids on the Move.
As part of the wellness company’s 20th anniversary celebration, Morinda recently held a service project to give back to the local community.
Morinda’s entire corporate staff took part in the project, which benefited three organizations serving Utah County, home to Morinda’s American Fork headquarters. The company’s past philanthropic work has taken place both within the community and around the world, particularly in Tahiti, where Morinda sources the noni fruit found in its top-selling Tahitian Noni product line.
“We’re proud to continue the tradition that Morinda has created over the last 20 years and do something to give back to other people,” said Jon Hallstrom, Morinda’s Senior Director of Sales.
To mark the two-decade milestone, Morinda employees donated more than 500 pounds of food to the Utah Community Action Food Bank. The nonprofit takes a two-step approach to ending local poverty, by first meeting the immediate needs of individuals and families, and then providing education and a support system to help them rebuild their lives.
“Food drives like this one are critical to our success as we help those in need meet their very basic needs,” said Grace Thomas, Community Action’s Communications Director. “We can’t do what we do without generous community members.”
The company also compiled 200 sensory exploration kits for Kids on the Move, a local organization serving children with special needs and their families. Services are tailored to children with developmental delays and autistic spectrum disorders, and those in low-income families.
The third organization selected by Morinda was the Boys & Girls Club of Utah County, which received 500 school supply kits and additional craft supplies. Boys & Girls Clubs of America is dedicated to helping young people realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. The kits will be distributed to underprivileged youth who participate in the club’s after-school programs and other initiatives.