This Friday, April 27th, L’OCCITANE will be hosting the inaugural Fundraising Walk for the L’OCCITANE Foundation. With the goal of raising funds for the economic emancipation of women in Burkina Faso, L’OCCITANE’s team will join together for a 3.5 mile journey through Manhattan on April 27th, 2012.
Energized by L’OCCITANE’s philanthropic tradition and longstanding commitment to social responsibility, over 150 L’OCCITANE employees will fundraise throughout April with the goal of building a grain mill in Burkina Faso. The addition of this mill will alleviate the daily 10-mile walk made by women in Burkina Faso to feed themselves and their families. To raise awareness for this cause, the walk will kickoff at the 86th Street Heritage L’OCCITANE Boutique where participants will don bright yellow t-shirts and give out hand creams as they stride down 5th Avenue, ending with a celebration at the Flatiron Flagship. L’OCCITANE’s continued support of the Foundation has totaled 5 million dollars over the last 5 years!
For those of us not in the NYC area you can still help support this great cause! Snag your favorite L’Occitane products online with the code FOUNDATION from April 20th – April 30th and 15% of their purchase will help build the grain mill in Burkina Faso.
- There will be 1 winner.
- Winner will win receive a L’Occitane Organic 100% Pure Shea Butter.
- To enter Like ”L’Occitane” and MakeHerUp on Facebook and tell us “How do you give back?” Then leave your name and email info in our comments.
- Contest runs Wednesday, 04/25/12 to Friday, 05/04/12
- US residents only
- After the winner has been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.