L’Oréal Paris is proud to announce that it will continue to celebrate the spirit of community achievement and volunteerism with its second Women of Worth program.
The Women of Worth initiative is inspired by L’Oréal Paris’ iconic brand philosophy, “Because I’m Worth It” and recognizes the achievements of real women who embody the spirit of the L’Oréal brand—women who possess self-confidence and are committed to distinguishing their own lives by making a difference in the lives of others.
The call for nominations is from April 2nd to May 24th on the website http://www.womenofworth.com/ <;http://www.womenofworth.com> .
This year’s program will build on the success of the inaugural year by adding an interactive element to champion community achievement and volunteerism as well as one National Honoree who will receive a $25,000 monetary donation to her cherished cause.
This year there will be 13 honorees - one from each of 13 regions across the United States selected from among the eligible nominations received. L’Oréal Paris will reward the Women of Worth honorees by making a monetary donation of $2,500 on their behalf to the charity they work with and a matching monetary donation will also be made in the name of the winners to The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, the ten year charitable partner of L’Oréal Paris.
Past winners include:
Paula “P.K.” Beville, 52, Marietta, GA
Charity: Second Wind Dreams makes dreams come true for those living in elder care communities.
Maria Palestini Bye, 56, Voorhees, NJ
Charity: Alicia Rose "Victorious" Foundation installs "Teen Centers" in pediatric hospitals across the country.
Laura Distelheim, 48, Highland Park, IL
Charity: Neighbor to Neighbor feeds hungry children in her community.
Erika Ebbel, 25, Cambridge, MA
Charity: WhizKids Foundation sparks interest in math and sciences for young students.
Denise Resnik, 46, Phoenix, AZ
Charity: Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center offers therapy, self-care skills and vocational training.
Sarah Reynolds, 74, Lenoir City, TN
Charity: Women Build empowers girls and women to construct homes for low-income families.
Shawnee Isaac Smith, 50, Santa Monica, CA
Charity: The Heart Touch Project provides free touch therapy to homebound and hospitalized patients.
Following the judging period, the program takes on a very personal connection for all women by allowing the general public the opportunity to vote online for their favorite Women of Worth who will ultimately become the National Honoree.
This one National Woman of Worth will be selected from the pool of the 13 Honorees by an online vote open to the public. This consumer activity period takes place in late September/early October on the Women of Worth website.
The National Honoree, an ultimate recognition introduced this year to the program, will receive an additional $25,000 donation in her name to her associated charity. The program culminates in October at an event in New York City honoring all 13 Women of Worth honorees.
I wanted to pass along this press release because you might know someone worthy of being nominated. For more information about the Women of Worth Program and to nominate a woman you know, please visit www.womenofworth.com