Share Your Beauty is the first beauty donation program, co-founded by Lara Eurdolian of PrettyConnected.com and the poverty relief non-profit organization Family-to-Family. Together we organize drives and events to collect beauty and hygiene products and deliver them to shelters and teen centers in NYC and the tri-state area.
Over the past decade I’ve seen a lot of waste in the beauty industry from brands that have re-packaged or discontinued perfectly good products and had them destroyed in a warehouse because they were no longer able to be sold for purchase, to the amount of excess us beauty bloggers accumulate from the vast amount of products that show up at our door. While there are tons of programs to donate clothing to those in need, for beauty products it’s more of a challenge. The idea behind Share Your Beauty is to encourage a more sustainable beauty industry and giving those with excess a place to donate while helping women who are homeless or victims of domestic violence to feel their best.
Since our launch in February 2014, over 100,000 beauty products have been donated thanks to the generous support of individuals, brands and members of the beauty industry.
Last year Share Your Beauty joined forces with LeSportsac, who has generously donated over 300 bags to our cause and who’s corporate office serves as a drop-off location for products in New York City.
Products can be mailed or messengered/dropped off to either our NYC or Westchester locations:
Drop Off Location NYC:
Address: LeSportsac, 1411 Broadway, 6th Floor New York, NY 10018 (Ask for: Megan Dack)
Hours: 11 AM – 3 PM
Address: LeSportsac, Attn: Megan Dack, 1411 Broadway, 6th Floor New York, NY 10018
Hours: 9 AM- 4 PM
**Messenger: must go through freight elevator entrance on 40th and Broadway. No need for registering.
Drop Off Location Westchester:
Products can additionally be donated or mailed direct to Family-to-Family at their Headquarters in Westchester:
Address: Family-to-Family, P.O Box 225, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 10706 (Attn: Pam Koner)
For more information or to schedule a drop-off email us at [email protected]
A special thank you to Aveeno, Birchbox, bareMinerals, Buxom, Knock Out Cosmetics, Elizabeth Arden, Essence/Cosnova Inc., Henri Bendel, PopSugar, Mario Badescu, L’Occitane, L’Oreal, Lush, Pureology, Redken, and Tarte Cosmetics and so many more for your generous donations.