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Arbonne launches nonprofit organization

The Arbonne Charitable Foundation will have branches operating in the U.K., Canada and Australia

by Caitlin AdamsPublished: April 27, 2012 03:25 PM

Cosmetics and personal care company Arbonne International has officially launched its philanthropic corporate organization in the United States. The Arbonne Charitable Foundation has been registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the U.S. The firm, with operations in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia, has its corporate headquarters in Irvine.

“Arbonne has always been a company that cares. About people, the planet and producing pure, safe and beneficial products that help people change their skin and then change their life,” said Kay Napier, Arbonne’s CEO and board member of the U.S. Arbonne Charitable Foundation. “Giving back has been woven through the fabric of this company since the beginning, more than 30 years ago. It was a natural extension of our corporate philosophy to establish the Arbonne Charitable Foundation and fund self-esteem initiatives that support teen girls and boys.”

The U.S. Foundation shares a strategic partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and recently partnered with two events for young women in Kansas and California.

“We want to align ourselves with like-minded nonprofits,” said Wendy Peloso, interim director, Arbonne Charitable Foundation. “As we work to get the foundation established, these partnerships will be a key bridge to success.”

The foundation is designed to operate both nationally and internationally. International branches will follow the launch of the U.S. organization; the company has registrations pending for establishing the organization in the U.K., Canada and Australia. The organization will be governed separately by boards of directors in each country, and jointly by an International Advisory Board.

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