The youth at A Place Called Home, a Casa Herbalife Nutrition partner in Los Angeles, erupted in cheers when Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez made a surprise appearance at the Casa.
“There were rumors that Chicharito was going to be here, but I actually didn’t believe it,” said Giselle, a member of A Place Called Home. “When I saw him, I was so surprised and shocked that I started to shake!”
Chicharito, along with the LA Galaxy, partnered with Herbalife Nutrition during A Place Called Home’s 20th Annual Back-To-School event to give out nearly 1,500 backpacks full of school essentials.
“I’m always very proactive in supporting the young generations,” said the LA Galaxy player. “We’re helping give out backpacks with a lot of tools that can help them develop their talents, their visions, and a lot of their ideas. I’m very happy to be here.”
A Place Called Home is located in South Central Los Angeles and provides a safe, nurturing environment for youth and their families. Since 2005, HNF has issued over a million dollars in grants to the Casa, helping over 13,500 children receive healthy nutrition and education.
“Herbalife is always answering the call coming out to support us,” said Gilbert Radillo, Senior Director of Engagement at A Place Called Home.”