Alba Botanica has announced the winners of its grant program designed to empower women, Do Good, Do Beautiful. The program awards funds to two female-led organizations.
The winners are Emilee Spear of Rusty's Angels Sanctuary and Kat Welton of The Barn for Equine Learning. Each was awarded $15,000 to create, expand, or sustain projects at their organizations.
Spear comments, "Times are changing, and having a grant program recognizing women for working hard and doing good will motivate so many more women to step out of their comfort zones and do something meaningful and impactful with their lives."
Welton adds, "The Barn for Equine Learning is honored to be a part of such an amazing group of women and thrilled to have been selected as a winner...Alba Botanica is supporting fearless females in the world and because of the brand's support our Barn will grow in a big way."
Sarah Galusha, senior director of marketing for the Alba Botanica says, "We're so inspired by women like Emilee and Kat who chose careers that have them 'doing beautiful' every day. It makes us proud that we can contribute in our own small way to helping other women live their values by choosing products that are better for them and the world around them."
A panel voted to choose the grant recipients. The panelists were Hilarey Benda, founder and president of Beople's Buddies, a non-profit with the mission to rescue and rehabilitate abandoned cats and dogs; Lauren Galley, award-winning mentor, author, and founder of Girls Above Society, a non-profit dedicated to empowering tween and teen girls; Marguerite Nesteruk, a part-time urban farmer, school garden-to-table teacher, and botanist residing in Los Angeles; and Ying Chu, executive beauty director at Glamour.
More About the Program
Being a brand that strives to support female leaders, Alba Botanica implemented the Do Good, Do Beautiful Grant Program in 2017, aims to empower, encourage and inspire fearless females..
The program is in line with the brand's values -- Alba Botanica uses only botanical-based, natural, and 100% vegetarian ingredients to consistently "do beautiful" by reducing its environmental footprint whenever possible.