Avon Celebrates International Women's Day Launching Official Partnership With The National Domestic Violence Hotline

NEW YORK, March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Avon is the company that created a movement for women 134 years ago - giving women the opportunity to earn an independent income 34 years before they had the right to vote. In keeping with the company's mission-driven focus, and in celebration of International Women's Day, Avon is proud to announce their official partnership with The National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) as both come together to applaud women's power to make a positive and beautiful impact on the world. The Hotline is the only national service organization that provides round-the-clock compassionate support, lifesaving resources, safety planning and information to anyone affected by relationship abuse.

To support their partnership with The Hotline, Avon is debuting the Purple Peace Charms of Strength Necklace. The necklace is inspired by the stories of victims and survivors of domestic abuse with charms symbolizing hope, happiness, balance, peace and clarity of mind. The necklace packaging includes helpful tips on how to support a friend who is experiencing abuse. Avon is contributing 15% of the sales of all Avon Purple Peace products, up to $200,000 per year, to The National Domestic Violence Hotline.

"At Avon, beauty is more than skin deep," said Laurie Ann Goldman, Chief Executive Officer, New Avon LLC. "Our mission is to celebrate women's power to make a positive and beautiful impact on the world. This International Women's Day, we're using our voice for a cause that supports healthy, positive lifestyles. The Avon Nation is all about celebrating each other and our achievements in business and in life, inviting others to join us, and committing to be a force for good."

"We are so thrilled to have the support of Avon and their community to spread the message of the importance of healthy relationships," said Katie-Ray Jones, Chief Executive Officer, The National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Avon previously partnered with the Avon Foundation for Women, The National Domestic Violence Hotline and financial expert Suze Orman to produce a video series featuring empowering stories of women overcoming domestic violence – including one of the least discussed forms of abuse, financial abuse. Women Breaking Free: Stories of Strength from Survivors of Domestic Violence available on debuted on TheHotline.org October of 2018 during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The seven-part series was designed to raise awareness of the signs of financial abuse for both victims, as well as friends and family members of victims, and to provide tips to overcome it.

The videos are hosted by Suze Orman, two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, author and motivational speaker. The women, who come from all walks of life, courageously shared intimate details of abuse they endured by husbands or boyfriends. The series showcases Orman's expert advice and insights that will help all women become strong, smart and secure.

"The time has come for women to stand in their power, know who they are, and never ever have to be at the hands of an abuser," said Suze Orman.  "I am happy to lend my voice to Avon and The National Domestic Violence Hotline to help inspire women to take positive steps forward in financial and physical security."

For more information on The National Domestic Violence Hotline, please visit www.thehotline.org. Facebook: NationalDomesticViolenceHotline Twitter: @NDVH Instagram: @NDVHOfficial

About New Avon LLC

New Avon LLC ("Avon") is the leading social selling beauty company in North America, with independent sales Representatives throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Avon's portfolio includes award-winning skincare, color cosmetics, fragrance, personal care and health and wellness products featuring brands such as ANEW, Avon True Color, Espira, and Skin So Soft, as well as fashion and accessories. Avon has a 130-year history of empowering women through economic opportunity and supporting the causes that matter most to women. Avon philanthropy has contributed over $1 billion globally toward eradicating breast cancer and domestic violence. Learn more about Avon and its products at www.avon.com.

About The National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) is a vital service that answers the call to support and shift power back to victims and survivors of relationship abuse through human connection and practical assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The Hotline's highly-trained, expert advocates provide compassionate support to anyone who reaches out for support with lifesaving resources, safety planning and hope. The Hotline is a non-profit organization established in 1996.

loveisrespect is a project of The Hotline. Its purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships. The organization provides information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, and service providers. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.

The Hotline relies on the generous support of individuals, private gifts from corporations and foundations and federal grants. It is funded in part by Grant Number 90EV0407/03 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)/Administration for Children and Families. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Administration for Children and Families or the U.S. Department of HHS.

About Suze Orman

Suze Orman has been called "a force in the world of personal finance" and a "one-woman financial advice powerhouse" by USA Today. She is a two-time Emmy Award-winning television host and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today.

The single most successful fundraiser in the history of PBS, Orman has received an unprecedented eight Gracie awards, which recognize the nation's best radio, television, and cable programming by, for, and about women. Twice named to the Time 100 and ranked among the World's 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes, Orman was the host of The Suze Orman Show on CNBC for 13 years and a contributing editor to O: The Oprah Magazine for sixteen. She recently released her updated and revised best-seller, Women & Money and is currently a contributing editor to The Costco Connection and the host of the Women & Money podcast.

In 2016, Orman was appointed as the official personal-finance educator for the United States Army and Army Reserve. She also serves as a Special Advocate for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, bringing her message of awareness and empowerment to women who have suffered financial abuse. She grew up on the South Side of Chicago, earned a bachelor's degree in social work at the University of Illinois and at the age of 30 was still a waitress making $400 a month.

In recognition of her revolutionary contribution to the way Americans think about personal finance, she has received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Illinois and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Illinois and an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree from Bentley University. She has also received the National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign. Visit suzeorman.com and follow her on Facebook.com/suzeorman and on Twitter: @SuzeOrmanShow.

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