Avon are known as the company for women and that ethos doesn't stop at high-quality cosmetics, fashion and healthcare, but they crusade for a range of charities close to every woman's heart. Charities that benefit from the Avon Foundation's fundraising are the Breast Cancer Crusade, Speak Out Against Domestic Violence and Emergency Relief.
Avon have been standing strong for women since 1955.
In more than 50 years, the Avon Foundation has positively affected the lives of millions of women from around the world. Avon are the largest corporate-affiliated philanthropy organisation dedicated to women’s causes and they have collectively donated more that $957 million.
Breast Cancer Crusade
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the world, with one woman, somewhere in the world being diagnosed every three minutes.
The disease touches millions of women, their families and friends every year and that’s why Avon created The Avon Global Breast Cancer Crusade.
Over the past 20 years, this formidable organisation has supported both women and men affected by breast cancer through funding programs that enable patient access to quality care and awarding research grants to help find a cure.
Speak Out Against Domestic Violence
Did you know that one in four women will become victim to domestic abuse? Domestic abuse is rarely discussed with some women feeling unnecessary shame or fear of persecution. Avon aims to change this with their Speak Out Against Domestic Violence campaign through increased awareness and education while providing direct service programmes to help ‘break the cycle’ in domestic abuse.
Funding Emergency Relief
War and natural disasters often bring with them poverty and danger and so, Avon Cosmetics and the Avon Foundation are working together to respond and report to national and international disasters.
You can read more about the largest corporate-affiliated philanthropy organisation here.