For the past four years, a group of New England-based women who work at Beautycounter, a “clean beauty” company, have been providing free “Pouches with Purpose” to CHD’s Cancer House of Hope.
For their recent in-kind donation of 120-plus beauty bags worth over $3,500, the ladies traveled to CHH from Dennis, MA, Ayer, MA, West Springfield, and Franklin County to present their gift. Each pouch contains an assortment of Beautycounter skincare goodies—lip gloss, hand cream, face lotion, etc.—along with other to those receiving CHH services.
Ashley Vanasse, who lives right around the corner from CHH, spearheaded the project in 2019 when she saw the “wonderful” programs provided by the House. She said those programs, particularly the wig boutique, align with Beautycounter’s statement that “beauty should be good for you.”
Beautycounter’s mission is to formulate products without using ingredients that are known to cause significant health issues, including cancer. Along with creating effective, safer skincare choices, they also educate people about interpreting package labels, and advocate for stronger regulations about what companies can put into those products.
Every year, Vanasse and her teammates—Allison Henry, Dana LaMonica, Lindsey Meharg, and Roseanne Bisaillon—have rallied generous sponsors for the “Pouches with Purpose” donation to CHH.