Avon Donates $1 Million Towards Haitian Earthquake Relief
Posted on January 19, 2010Avon has announced that it is donating $1 million to charities that will help victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The company said that the money will be donated through the Avon Foundation for Women. The money will be divided equally between the American Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders.
Andrea Jung, Avon's chairman and chief executive officer, said: "We are deeply saddened by the devastation caused to our neighbors in Haiti by the recent earthquake. Disaster relief has long been a critical component of Avon's philanthropy. I believe it is our responsibility as a global corporate citizen to lend our support to the relief efforts aiding the people of Haiti."
Avon is also making plans to incorporate campaigns where portions of the proceeds from Avon products will go towards relief efforts in Haiti.