Tuesday, April 10, 2012
L'Occitane + You: Helping Women in Burkina Faso
L’OCCITANE is proud to announce their 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, and they need you to help raise awareness and funds for this great cause.
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!
Help L’Occitane is taking to raise funds for the women in Burkina Faso: Snag some of your favorite L’Occitane products online with the code FOUNDATION from April 20th - April 30th and 15% of your purchase will help build the grain mill in Burkina Faso.