As the "company for women," with a network of six million Sales Representatives worldwide, Avon has the unique ability and commitment to educate and mobilize people on issues that are of vital importance to women. That’s why global philanthropy is at our core as a company.
By combining the power of the individual and the collective power of our network into one powerful philanthropic force, together Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women –a U.S.-based public charity—are a global leader in philanthropy. This unique partnership of corporate philanthropy and a public charity is focused on two core areas: eradicating breast cancer and ending violence against women.
Today, Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have made $1 billion in contributions dedicated to these causes. Funds are raised through cause-related product sales, AVON 39 The Walk To End Breast Cancer donations, and Avon Walk Around the World events. To date, the collective Avon efforts have educated nearly 175 million about breast cancer and domestic violence, and served nearly 30 million people through grants and outreach programs.
Despite many areas of progress, breast cancer and domestic violence remain prominent issues impacting women worldwide, with one in eight diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, and one in three impacted by gender violence. Too many women continue to suffer, and too many victims are vividly aware of the pain of abuse. Together, Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women hope to change this—because even one is too many.