This campaign follows three recent major donations from Thrive Causemetics, including: a partnership with She's the First on International Women's Day, a $25 million product donation to over 50 nonprofits across the U.S. in honor of the brand's fourth anniversary and a $250,000 monetary donation to support those affected by the California wildfires in November 2018. Thrive Causemetics practices responsive giving—with partners receiving what they need to best accomplish their goals—whether it's high-performance products or much-needed funds.
Speaking about the recent donation, Thrive Causemetics CEO and founder, Karissa Bodnar said, "When I started Thrive four years ago, I knew I wanted to create a business that went beyond just making money; I wanted to create a brand that was known for doing good and making a difference in the world.” She continued, "For me, giving back to help others is not a choice, it's a way of life and a concept that was instilled in me when I was a kid. Philanthropy has been woven into our business and daily operations since day one, and our incredible community (aka our Thrive Tribe) has championed our mission in a way I never anticipated. As we roll out this $10 million product donation, I am so proud to share our eye brightening products with over 50 organizations so that we can brighten the eyes and the lives of women all over the country."
One of the beneficiaries of Thrive Causemetics' donation, Crossroads Rhode Island, is the largest homeless services organization in the state and has been helping women secure stable housing since 1894. Thrive Causemetics helping the women who come through the Crossroads organization makes a difference in their ability to live independently, secure jobs, provide for their families and take active roles in their communities.
"We are grateful to Thrive Causemetics for investing in the women in our community. Thanks to their generous donation, we can provide hundreds of women experiencing homelessness with unique products that will give them the confidence they need as they prepare for employment, which in turn will enable their families to secure stable homes," noted Pat Campellone, director of special events and public relations.
"Last year, 3,500 people accessed services at Crossroads, including nearly 1,000 women who accessed our Women's Shelter and other programs for women, allowing them to find safety, self-sufficiency and success. When women are empowered to meet their true potential, it is society as a whole which benefits."
Breast Cancer Resource Center a nonprofit in Austin, Texas, is another beneficiary of this celebratory donation. For more than 20 years, the women of BCRC have been dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of those touched by breast cancer through their various support groups and educational programs.
Elizabeth Freeman, development director of Breast Cancer Resource Center also mentioned, "Women who are facing breast cancer can, sometimes, lose sight of themselves. Through chemo, they lose their hair, lashes, and eyebrows. It's hard to look in the mirror and recognize yourself, let alone feel pretty. Thrive Causemetics has allowed us to give these women the gift of beauty. It's not just about makeup. It's reminding these women that they are beautiful, strong, and deserving of feeling like the same gorgeous woman they've always been. Cancer can't change that, but it does make us forget sometimes. Thank you, Thrive, for helping us to restore that feeling for our clients who need the reminder the most."