In addition, Avon's new fundraising product, the Branching Out Empowerment Tote, launches just in time for Mother's Day. The limited-edition tote bag was created through Avon's partnership with Sanctuary's Children's Collaborative Art Project. Through the program, Avon reviewed dozens of children's artwork, and selected a painting created by three young children who resided with their mother at one of Sanctuary's shelters. The painting features a large, colorful tree with many branches – symbolizing their family tree, filled with hope, healing and growth. To learn more about the project, visit Avon Insider at www.avon.com/blog.
"Avon has a longstanding commitment to empowering women," said Scott White, CEO of New Avon, LLC. "We are proud to continue our support of Sanctuary for Families and are inspired by their work to bring hope and opportunity for domestic violence survivors and their families. It is an honor for us to partner with Sanctuary by introducing the Branching Out Empowerment Tote to raise critical awareness and funds to benefit the 1 in 4 women who are victims of domestic violence in the U.S."
Christine Jaworsky, director of the Avon Foundation and its leading Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Program added, "We're excited to bring this project to life with Sanctuary for Families, an organization that shares the Avon Foundation for Women's dedication to providing support and opportunities to domestic violence survivors."
Avon's Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program has provided more than $40 million for domestic and gender-based violence programs in the United States.