SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zarbee's, the fastest-growing all-natural, safe and drug-free line of cough products, today announced its partnership with K.I.D.S.: A Global Children's Charity to donate 22,872 bottles of cough products to underserved children in distressed areas of Guatemala and North Korea.
Dedicated to ensuring that families across the globe stay healthy this cough and cold season, Zarbee's announced the generous donation under its new Zarbee's Cares initiative. A global mission, Zarbee's Cares is designed to help keep children and adults cough and cold-free by providing the tools they need to get and stay healthy.
The product donation will consist of bottles of Zarbee's all-natural, drug-free cough products, safe and effective for children 12 months and up. Zarbee's products are formulated from a special blend of vitamins and antioxidant-rich dark honeys which have been proven to calm coughs and soothe sore throats in young children. The line was created by Dr. Zak Zarbock, pediatrician and father of four.
"At Zarbee's, our mission is to keep both kids and adults healthy, especially during cough and cold season, when everyone is prone to getting sick," says Dr. Zak Zarbock, founder of Zarbee's. "Through our Zarbee's Cares initiative, we are expanding our efforts across the globe to ensure that our products are available to those who may otherwise not have access to them," he adds.
"It is our distinct pleasure to join forces with K.I.D.S. to provide families with safe and natural cough solutions for both adults and children living in difficult circumstances," says Bryce Johnson, CEO of Zarbee's. "When we learned of the need for safe and effective wellness products to help these underserved individuals, we were compelled to take action. We are so grateful to K.I.D.S. for giving us the ability to reach these families and do our part to help them," he adds.
"Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) is delighted to work with Zarbee's and bring their all-natural cough products to families with sick children in North Korea and Guatemala," said David Coleman, Interim President of K.I.D.S. "Through our global network of social agencies, we are able to respond rapidly to families where the need is greatest through the exceptional generosity of responsible, caring companies like Zarbee's. Dr. Zarbock and his entire organization are to be commended for their donation of nearly 23,000 bottles of cough medications valued at more than $200,000 as part of Zarbee's Cares international initiative. We hope more companies like Zarbee's will recognize and respond to the needs of children in poverty across our country and around the globe."
Zarbee's is the fastest-growing children's cough and cold brand in the country. Developed by Dr. Zak Zarbock, one of the country's top pediatricians, and recommended by pediatricians nationwide, Zarbee's products are all-natural, drug-free and made from antioxidant-rich buckwheat honey, which clinical trials have shown to be the safest and most effective treatment for relieving coughs in children. Zarbee's products are also gluten-free, contain no drugs, alcohol or dyes, have no side effects and carry no risk of overdose. Zarbee's products are available at Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, Kmart, Kroger, Winn Dixie, Albertsons and Meijer stores nationwide. For more information, please visit www.Zarbees.com.
Kids in Distressed Situations was founded in 1985 with the mission of providing new kid-essentials to children and teens who have been impacted by poverty and tragedy. With a network of almost 1,000 local partner agencies located in all 50 states and an overhead of less than 3%, K.I.D.S. is able to effectively and efficiently deliver products directly to children when and where they need it. Since its inception in 1985, K.I.D.S has provided almost 1 billion dollars to help nearly 70 million children. The charity continues to be recognized by Charity Navigator with its highest four-star rating. The Chronicle of Philanthropy places K.I.D.S. among the top 2 percent of non-profits in the U.S. and Forbes Magazine ranks the charity 6th in fundraising efficiency. K.I.D.S. receives both product and financial donations directly from companies, foundations and individuals with 97% of the value of all donations going directly to the children and teens in need. To find out more about Kids in Distressed Situations, go to www.kidsdonations.com
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