Nu Skin’s Force for Good Foundation furnished a school library used by more than 50 students in Tijuana with bookshelves, tables, and chairs.
In 2007, the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation donated funds to Kaiizen for land to construct a facility that will serve local orphanages. Kaiizen is committed to helping children in Mexico have a better life.
In December 2007, the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation donated funds to Enterprise Mentors to provide micro-enterprise loans to people in Guatemala, Peru, El Salvador, Mexico, and the Philippines.
LDS Humanitarian Services
The Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation donated funds to LDS Humanitarian Services as part of a measles campaign to eradicate rubella in Guatemala, Mexico, Haiti, Venezuela, and French Guiana during 2007.
San Luis Boys Home
Twenty-two boys in San Luis Mexico call an orphanage sponsored by the local Catholic Parish home. Despite the noble efforts of the Parish and the overseer of the orphanage, the building where the boys currently live is in poor condition. With the help of volunteers, land was purchased in San Luis for the construction of a new orphanage in 2002. Much of the construction has already been completed, but some additional funding was needed to complete the home. In summer 2003, the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation donated funds through Western Relief International to complete the orphanage enough for the boys to move in. The new orphanage will be able to house up to 40 boys.
Together with the Children (Junto Con Los Ninos)
Nu Skin's Force for Good Foundation donated funds in 2004 to Junto Con Los Ninos to purchase furnishings for three buildings used to assist street children.
Valeria Breaking Down Barriers Foundation
In December 2006, Nu Skin's Force for Good Foundation donated funds to expand a facility that serves children with neurological disabilities.
Previous projects include:
Presented a grant to the Valeria Breaking Down Barriers Foundation at the Mexico 10-year-anniversary convention in October 2004. Funds will be used to help remodel a house being used to provide services to children with learning disabilities.
In June 2002, the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation donated funds to Casa Puente DIF, a boarding house and school for underprivileged children in Torreon, Mexico. The funding was used to furnish the home with equipment necessary to provide a comfortable and effective learning environment for children.
C.A.S.I. Foundation for Children
The C.A.S.I. Foundation for Children fulfills two missions: creating families through adoption and improving the quality of life for orphans. The foundation has provided children with quality shelter, medical care, education and dental care for almost 12 years now. The C.A.S.I. Foundation for Children was founded in 1992 in Boise, Idaho by a group of child welfare specialists who recognized the desperate conditions of children and orphans worldwide. Since then, the organization has expanded into several countries. Nu Skin's Force for Good Foundation made a donation to C.A.S.I. in 2005 to purchase materials for construction of the Tijuana Disease Diocese of the Catholic Church Disabled Children's Care Center.
Previous projects include:
- Donated funds in 2004 to purchase supplies and equipment for a dental mission to an orphanage in China and to purchase equipment for an ambulance and the expansion of a school in Mazatlan
- Donated funds to purchase equipment, an ambulance and expansion of a school in Mazatlan, Mexico in 2003
For more information on the Angel Guardian Foundation, visit www.angelguardianfoundation.com.
The Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation donated funds in December 2006 to Charity Anywhere to purchase paint and other supplies for an outreach mission to Mexico. The Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation has made previous donations to the Charity Anywhere organization. Previous projects include:
Donated funds to purchase materials for a fence and shed in preparation for construction of a school in Tijuana in 2003.
Junto Con Los Ninos
In December, 2003 the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation made a grant to the organization that will allow them to purchase furnishings for three buildings. Several countries around the world are faced with the overwhelming problem of girls and boys living and working on the streets, including Mexico. The mortality rates for these children are three times the national average, and approximately 70% of the children are victims of physical, sexual or emotional abuse. They also suffer from malnutrition, a lack of schooling, family association and, ultimately, a future. In 1989, the organization Junto Con Los Ninos opened its first educational program for 100 children in Puebla, Mexico. Today, approximately 700 girls and boys who live or work on the streets and 120 mothers and fathers attend integrated programs in Puebla, Mexico and Guayaquil, Ecuador. These programs last four to five years and provide the children with an education, employment and other development opportunities.
Guaymas Humanitarian Outreach
In 2004, Nu Skin's Force for Good Foundation donated funds for a community service project in Guaymas, Mexico. The funds will allow a group of students from Southern Utah University to purchase equipment to fix playgrounds install sewers and construct one or two modest homes.
Hirsche Smiles Foundation
The Hirsche Smiles Foundation was started in 1990 by Blayne L. Hirsche, plastic and reconstructive surgeon and Michael Chandler, anesthesiologist, both affiliated with Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Provo, UT. Since that time, the program has expanded to include many additional volunteers who have provided surgical and dental care to hundreds of children in Guatemala and Mexico. Nu Skin's Force for Good Foundation donated funds in September 2004 to purchase a refurbished anesthesia monitor that will be used to anesthetize children safely in the countries visited by the Hirsche Smiles Foundation during their missions to provide cleft palate repair.
Nu Skin's Force for Good Foundation donated funds in 2004 to Choice Humanitarian to assist with three projects: installation of a village water system in Bolivia, construction of a clinic in Guatemala and construction of a schoolhouse in Mexico. Since 1982, Choice Humanitarian has provided guidance for thousands of projects around the world. Choice Humanitarian offers solutions to the hardships of poverty in the rural villages of the world with simple technologies, self-help initiatives and public awareness.
Maintenance of goat exclosure fences on Guadalupe Island (November 2002)
In December 2000, Seacology provided funding to the Island Conservation and Ecology Group (ICEG) to construct numerous fenced enclosures to keep goats out of fragile areas. Since that time, there has been a dramatic change inside the enclosures and there are over 150 new Guadalupe Pine seedlings. These could become the first pines on Guadalupe to reach maturity in over 100 years. Seacology is providing funds to ICEG to maintain these fences and insure protection of the regenerating plant species.
Construction of a goat exclosure fences on Guadalupe Island (December 2000)
Guadalupe Island is located 160 miles offshore of the Baja California peninsula. This 160-square-kilometer island, one of Mexico's largest and most biologically important, is protected as a Special Biosphere Reserve. It is, however, a classic paper park with little actual management or protection. Introduced goats have devastated Guadalupe's plant communities and are responsible for the extinction of five endemic plants. Further degradation of the island and disappearance of more plant species are certain unless immediate action is taken. Seacology has provided funding to the Island Conservation & Ecology Group for the construction of ten fenced enclosures to keep goats out of the most sensitive areas of Guadalupe Island.