more than skin deep: dermalogica digs deep to give more
Recently, Dermalogica employees at the brand’s global headquarters in Carson, California collected and donated a record quantity of clothing and canned food to help those in need. In turn, The Dermalogica Foundation made cash donations to five local charities serving children, families and teens in crisis, matching donated canned food and donated clothing on a per-pound or per-garment basis.
The Dermalogica Foundation designated FISH Food Pantry at Harbor Interfaith Center, LA Food Bank, SOVA Food Pantry, Bread and Roses Café at the St Joseph Center, and My Friend’s Place as beneficiaries. The donations not only enabled the recipient agencies to provide food, clothing, basic toiletries and other necessities to their clients, but also help to facilitate shelter referrals, counseling, job placement, medical support and other critically needed services.
In addition, a Dermalogica employee active in Lambda Theta Alpha’s Beta Delta Chapter and the California State University—Long Beach enlisted co-workers to donate blankets, socks and warm clothing for Project Street Heat, a program which serves the estimated 7,000-8,000 homeless people living on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.
Dermalogica Founder Jane Wurwand says, “The power of touch, skin to skin, is absolutely vital to our company. I believe that our work not only supports healthy skin, but also keeps us all human. This is why we fund The Dermalogica Foundation through sales of our products. In doing so, we feel we make an essential connection to people in need through giving back.”
The Dermalogica Foundation was established in 1999 to provide charitable contributions to local grassroots organizations that primarily benefit women and children in need with emergent supplies of medical care, shelter, food and clothing. Charities chosen by the Dermalogica Foundation are non-denominational and not supported by any other major sources of funding.