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“Another for a Mother” from The Body Shop

May 3, 2012

Mother’s Day is around the corner, and big kids, little kids, and more than a few dads will soon be flocking to local stores to pick up that perfect Mother’s Day gift. A program launched by The Body Shop for Mother’s Day is hoping that these customers will also pick up a small gift for a mother in need. Each Body Shop is partnering with a local women’s shelter that helps women and children who are escaping domestic violence. Customers picking up a gift for Mom or Grandma are encouraged to purchase an additional small gift to support another deserving mother. It’s an easy way to make a big difference in someone’s life and is another example of how the Body Shop lives up to its traditional role of giving back to the community while also following its principles of sustainability, Fair Trade and environmental stewardship.

If you purchase from The Body Shop’s Community Fair Trade program, you help The Body Shop provide financial security, comfort and health resources to farmers, producers and their families in more than 20 countries (benefiting more than more than 300,000 people in the world’s poorest communities). And if you buy one of The Body Shop’s ‘create your own bags’ in-store or onlinea portion of the purchase price goes to The Somaly Mam Foundation, an organization dedicated to ending modern-day slavery and human trafficking (see Justice denied to children).  The Body Shop’s  leadership in the campaign to end human trafficking will be featured in a future article here at Giving Is Receiving.

As part of the mandate of this blog is to celebrate the charitable good works of businesses, I am very pleased to feature The Body Shop which has been a global leader in environmental and social programs since it started operations and I am looking forward to writing more about its charitable good works. But now I have to run out and get my Mom her Mother’s Day gift!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2012 4:02 pm

    I saw many a child carrying a body shop bag in downtown Vancouver on Mother’s Day

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