Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness month? As a cause that often gets looked over (especially during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a cause I’m happy that gets attention), it’s surprising to know that 1-in-4 women will suffer from domestic violence in their lifetime. As a cause that’s very personal, it’s been a great surprise to find that so many companies give charity for its awareness, prevention, and reconciliation.
As individuals, we may not always have a ton of influence, but collectively, we can do something better for our community. The next time you need some shampoo, facial cleanser, or even some lip gloss, consider buying from a company that supports causes close to your heart.
Mineral Fusion: This is a brand-new-to-me company. As you may have guessed, they provide mineral based beauty and skincare products. After testing out the blush, lip gloss, and facial cleanser, I can totally vouch that they work well and are extremely gentle to apply. They nourish the skin in a healthy and safe way, while helping out the community. Mineral Fusion also uses recycled and/or recyclable packaging for all of their products. Currently they have a campaign that donates to domestic violence awareness, by donating to the NCADV and RAISE Hope for Congo non-profits.
Peace Keeper Cause-Metics: This company is the all-around goodie-too-shoes for practicing what they preach. They stick to slavery-free labor, fair wages, and cruelty-free products. They are also an All Benefit company, which means all profits are given to charities (after taxes, debt repayment, financing costs and reasonable working capital reserves). Their main issue is to support women who live in poverty or servitude and they even have a blog to help you gain awareness about these issues.
Beauty Brands: This is a retailer that houses all types of beauty, from hair and nails to skincare and makeup. They have created the End Abuse program to help women that are suffering at the hands of domestic violence. Because it’s been found that victims often confide in their hair professionals, the program has become a natural extension to support these victims. Teaming up with Redken, the program helps raise money for women’s shelter as well as domestic violence awareness.
What cause is important to you?