Avon: Committed to the Community for 134 Years
For 134 years, we have been in this together. And we will get through this together.
We have always been the Company that cares, who’s there for the community and who helps make life beautiful. From providing innovative products to contributing to important causes and supporting moments of challenge—Avon has always been there. And we will continue to do this for another 134 years and beyond. We’re all in this together. See how we’ve been there throughout the past decade and beyond.
WE HONOR WOMEN WHO DO GOOD
In the 1940s, we awarded the Avon Medallion of Honor to nurses and service women. Our committee of prominent women—novelist Fanny Hurst, Metropolitan Opera star Gladys Swarthout, and C. Mildred Thompson, Dean of Vassar College—decided which women would receive the medal.
One woman who received it was Lieutenant of the Nurse Corps Miss Laura Cobb. Miss Cobb led the Navy nurses who were taken prisoner by the Japanese at Manila and they helped take care of people at a distant internment camp where conditions were harsh. Miss Cobb was awarded the medal for her great spirit and fortitude. Another woman who received the medallion was Beatrice Graham Whitney, a cadet nurse who was commended by Army Hospital officers for being “outstanding in her work among wounded men.”
One of the awards read ‘No matter your activity, personal beauty and daintiness are important to your morale.’ This message still holds true at Avon today. We believe that women can accomplish anything they put their minds to, and can look and feel beautiful while achieving their goals.
WE SUPPORT IMPORTANT ORGANIZATIONS
We’ve supported the American Red Cross since our early days, creating ads encouraging people to donate to the organization. Our ads demonstrated the importance of the American Red Cross to the Army—emphasizing how it provided food and a represented stability for our fighting men. Running these ads helped show everyone Avon’s dedication to overcoming challenges while instilling a sense of community and bringing people together.
We’ve honored women who worked for the American Red Cross by sharing the story of their efforts and achievements. We’ve educated readers about how important nurses are to the Army and Navy, and how the nurses are living up to their heritage of courage.
Today, contributing to a variety of organizations is at the core of the Avon. Through our fundraising program, each Representative can donate a percentage of sales from their store to an organization of their choice. Avon fundraising is an easy, super-rewarding way for Reps to grow their business while supporting communities in need.
WE CONTRIBUTE TO THE WELL-BEING OF SOCIETY
Avon has brought people together through sponsoring the centennial makeover of the Statue of Liberty in 1986. Lady Liberty symbolizes freedom and independence for women, and Avon could not be prouder to contribute to the restoration of this national monument. How could we not help the woman we find most beautiful stay that way?
Avon is also proud to have partnered with Feed the Children since 2004. Over the last 16 years, we’ve donated personal care, hygiene and beauty products, clothing, shoes and home essentials to Feed the Children, which were distributed to families in need.
WE CONTRIBUTE TO WOMEN’S CAUSES
Avon has been supporting important women’s causes since 1955. We have contributed more than $800 million to breast cancer crusades and educated millions of women about breast health. We work with The American Cancer Society® to tackle breast cancer at every angle. Since 1992, The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade has engaged customers through special pink ribbon products, informative brochures and campaigns, with the goal of encouraging them to take action for their own well-being.
In 2018, we became the national presenting sponsor of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks. These events unite communities to honor those touched by the disease and raise awareness and funds for a world without breast cancer.
We became involved in these walks to help the American Cancer Society fund innovative research, provide education and guidance to help people reduce their risk, and offer comprehensive patient support to those who need it most. We are incredibly proud to continue our partnership with the American Cancer Society and hope to surpass our goals each year. We believe in the power of pink!
At Avon, our mission is to celebrate women’s power to create a beautiful and positive impact in the world. Today, we continue to uphold our mission by taking actions that positively impact the Avon Community through campaigns, products, and partnerships. We’re all in this beautiful journey together!