Dear Theresa Tillett,
Today, Avon Products announced that we are committing $1 million for earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. The Avon Foundation for Women plans to distribute the donations equally to the American Red Cross International Response Fund and Doctors Without Borders, and the funds will be used for immediate and basic human needs—water, food and medical help.
Avon is making every effort to contact each of our 387 Representatives in Haiti. We also have a number of Associates and Representatives with family members in Haiti and we are working to support those individuals.
Our Representatives have a long history of dedicated community involvement and have played a key role in disaster recoveries. Recognizing what a powerful force you and your Customers are, we are very proud to announce that
Avon will donate 50¢ from the purchase of every full-size Skin So Soft product (excluding deodorant) ordered during Campaigns 4 through 6
All Representatives will receive Skin So Soft bookmarks featuring new Avon celebrity Spokeswoman Zoë Saldana, who is from the affected island. You can include the bookmarks with every C-4 – C-6 brochure you distribute to make your customers aware of this significant fundraising effort. We believe this initiative will raise approximately one million additional dollars for the cause.
You will also receive an email with a message from Zoë Saldana and information on Avon’s disaster relief efforts. You and your Customers can click the email directly and donate $5 to the Haiti cause.
You—our Representatives—have helped build the largest corporate-affiliated philanthropy for women. Now, we are asking you to again show the world the Avon spirit of compassion and caring as we join together to support the relief efforts and help victims of this major tragedy.