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NBTY says it donated $7 million to charity in 2013

NBTY says it donated $7 million to charity in 2013

Vitamin manufacturing giant NBTY donated more than $7 million in cash and products to charitable causes in 2013, according to the company.

NBTY, its global brands and NBTY Helping Hands, its 501(c) (3) charitable foundation, channel vitamins, nutrition bars, supplements and money to organizations supporting people who are homeless, hungry, veterans, children, victims of natural disasters, rescue and relief crews, and many others.

In 2013, NBTY supported more than 30 organizations, including Feed The Children and International Aid, that used the company's products and money to provide sustenance, nutrition and support to those who need it most. From relief and recovery efforts surrounding the Oklahoma tornadoes to helping families impacted by Superstorm Sandy return to newly rebuilt homes, NBTY products and funds were on the ground being distributed to those who lost everything.  NBTY's donations to Feed The Children alone are estimated to have reached almost 450,000 beneficiaries, the company said.

For 2013, NBTY reported $3.16 billion in revenue. The corporate generosity leader in the US in 2013 according to Forbes magazine was Wells Fargo, which donated $316 million to charity, or 1.3% of its pre tax profits.

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