Vitamin C Supplements Help Prevent Disease in Vulnerable Children


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Darin Pastor has worked as an executive in the finance industry for more than 20 years. In that time, Darin Pastor has supported a range of charitable causes, including Vitamin Angels, an organization that works to supply vitamin supplements to some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

Physicians point out that vitamin C is particularly important for children to maintain adequate health and growth. The vitamin is essential for proper development of the skin, muscle, and connective tissues.

An appropriate intake of vitamin C is also necessary for proper wound healing and the prevention of scurvy, a disease in which weakened capillaries produce severe bleeding. Vitamin C also helps the body absorb iron, which plays a significant part in preventing and treating anemia.

While citrus fruits, strawberries, tomatoes, and certain other foods provide significant amounts of vitamin C, many children in conflict-ridden or under-resourced parts of the world lack access to these healthy foods. Without the supplements provided by Vitamin Angels, the children could remain severely malnourished.


University of Liverpool MBA Joins Hands-On Learning with New Modules


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Darin Pastor, the CEO of Capstone Affluent Strategies, has extensive experience in the fields of business management and finance. Before founding his East Amherst, New York, investment firm, Darin Pastor attended the University of Liverpool’s Management School in the United Kingdom, where he earned his master of business administration (MBA).

The University of Liverpool Management School offers a hands-on educational experience along with coverage of the latest industry trends. To help graduate students apply classroom knowledge to the business world, the school organizes work-based projects with outside companies, as well as live case studies, simulations, and a student consultancy service.

Known for its leading-edge business curriculum, the school recently added elective modules that allow students to explore project design and nonprofit-sector management challenges. In addition, the Liverpool Management School now offers a module on leadership development that focuses on strengthening interpersonal, communication, and leadership abilities to prepare students for success in a global economy.

USDA Offers Incentives to Farmers to Shift to Renewables


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A business executive with more than 20 years of experience, Darin Pastor operates as the CEO of Capstone Affluent Strategies in East Amherst, New York. With an eye on long-term economic growth and stability, Darin Pastor supports transitioning to emissions-free agricultural manufacturing plants fueled with renewable energy.

As the second largest driver of carbon dioxide emissions due mostly to beef and dairy production, the agricultural industry is overdue for a change if we are serious about keeping the planet livable and protecting biodiversity as well as property.

The major sources of renewable, clean energy are solar, wind, and biomass fuel (fuel which is made from crops like corn). For farmers and other agricultural workers who are interested in increasing their use of renewable energy, the federal government has set aside millions of dollars in incentives for you to invest in renewable systems with the passage of the 2002 Farm Bill. To see if you qualify for these incentives, visit

Vitamin Angels Rated Highly by Hundreds of Its NGO Partners


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Darin Pastor leverages experience as senior vice president at Chase Investment Services Corporation to lead Capstone Affluent Strategies as CEO. In addition to his busy professional schedule, Darin Pastor makes time to support various philanthropic efforts, including Vitamin Angels.

Vitamin Angels is a nongovernmental organization (NGO) that works to improve maternal and child nutrition in 66 countries through the delivery of critically needed vitamins. In a recent third-party survey, Vitamin Angels field partners across the globe reported high satisfaction with the organization and its operations. In fact, Vitamin Angels was rated seventh out of a worldwide list of 80 international NGOs for its successful operations and network of partnerships.

Around half of Vitamin Angels’ 1,100 NGO partners participated in the survey, with the majority of respondents saying they would recommend a Vitamin Angels partnership to other organizations. As a follow-up to the survey, Vitamin Angels will be holding in-depth discussions with its partners to better absorb all of the feedback it received.