September 3, 2013

Help put an end to bullying with charitable products from Avon, LUSH and Secret!

 It’s back to school time, but sadly for some students it's not all about new clothes and friends but can be a stressful time of year due to bullying. The harsh words and actions of others affect millions of students each year - with your help and charitable giving, there are companies out there looking to make a difference along with some great products!

Avon Start Something Bracelet - $9 and Start Something Rhinestone Bracelet - $20 - each offer a 1 GB USB key with a slate blue silicone strap debossed with "start" in multiple languages.

100% of the net proceeds from each Start Something bracelet will go to the Canadian Women's Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, which will fund anti-bullying and girls' mentoring and empowerment programs across the country. For additional details and to find out how you can start something in your community visit -

Available from your Avon rep - 1800-265-AVON or online at

Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion - 45g - $5.95, 250g - a luxurious hand and body lotion made with fair-trade cocoa butter and fragranced with ylang ylang, geranium and tagettes essential oils - and you can feel especially good knowing that each delectable dollop does a world of good with 100% of the sales going to LUSH’s Charity Pot Fund, to help further the good work of grassroots organizations like Charter For Compassion - which inspires people around the world to live by the Golden Rule. It’s a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking, importantly, compassionate action to the center of religious, moral and political life. . Available at LUSH stores and online at and to learn more about the Charter for Compassion or to sign, please visit

LUSH is also working to “erase bullying” with an interactive art installation displayed in the windows of Canadian shops and select shop locations in the U.S. The windows showcase the work of Vancouver-based artist, Bryce Evans, and are inspired by a friend’s experience with bullying, bringing to life hurtful words in a larger-than-life format. LUSH is encouraging the public to sign an online pledge to treat others with dignity and respect by way of campaign partner Charter for Compassion.    

To learn more about LUSH’s Erase Bullying campaign, please visit follow the campaign on Twitter and Instagram @lushcosmetics #erasebullying and LUSH Cosmetics on Facebook.
Secret Clinical Fearlessly Fresh  - 45g - $10.99 - offers clinically proven, extra-effective wetness protection with odour-fighting capsules that absorb odour all day to keep you smelling clean and fresh and moisturizing ingredients to keep your skin soft.

Named by the Secret Facebook fans, Fearlessly Fresh is part of Secret's ongoing commitment to support fearless women and they have partnered with MuchMusic and MTV to give young women the courage to prevent mean behaviour before it starts. Together, they’re teaming up to empower girls to be fearless and stand up against what stinks: bullying.

MuchMusic VJ Phoebe Dykstra and MTV host Aliya-Jasmine Sovani have also teamed up to help young women stand up against bullying. Both women will be featured in new anti-bullying segments on their respective networks and Facebook pages, demonstrating the positive power of taking action against bullies.

“Whether it’s face-to-face, text-to-text or Facebook-to-Facebook, bullying stinks,” says Sovani. “Most people regret being a bully, so just don’t do it! Be the nice girl instead, be the cool chick that steps in to help.”

Be sure to visit visit the new Secret Mean Stinks Facebook experience to see what role they can play in ending mean behaviour, learn about the different types of bullies, take the drama-free pledge, take the Mean Stinks pinky swear to swear off bullying, and more at:

- Lisamarie -

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to seeing the bracelet in Avon's catalogues. I'm going to be ordering one. It'll be a great way to store often accessed documents.


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