October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month—Here’s What You Can Do To Help


When most people think about events in October, Halloween is probably at the top of the list, but October also happens to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this month, I encourage you to help raise awareness about domestic violence and those affected by it.

One way you can help is by donating your unused or gently used beauty products to our Cosmetic Donation Program, which benefits The Family Place, a shelter in Dallas, TX, that provides services, such as housing and counseling, to victims of family violence. [NOTE: As of June 18, 2015, The Family Place in Dallas, TX no longer accepts gently used skin care, body or cosmetic products, only unused items. However, we encourage you to check with other shelters in your area to see if they will accept gently used donations.]

Often, the families who arrive at this shelter have nothing with them so anything you might not be using any longer, were given to you as a gift but didn’t like due to scent or preference, or even the complimentary toiletries from hotels are all beneficial. “Every donation matters. The demand for our services continues to increase and without the support of Renée Rouleau Skin Care Spa, we could not sustain the requests for these essential items,” says Paige Flink, Executive Director of The Family Place.

Read: Guidelines For Donating Your Gently Used Beauty Products

At Renée Rouleau Skin Care Spas, we offer our Cosmetic Donation Program where you’re invited to send your unused/gently used makeup, skin care or beauty products to The Family Place and they will gladly donate them to the women in need. It’s wonderful to know that you are helping to make a difference in another woman’s life. Send donations to The Family Place, P.O. Box 7999, Dallas, Texas, 75209. [NOTE: As of June 18, 2015, The Family Place in Dallas, TX no longer accepts gently used skin care, body or cosmetic products, only unused items. However, we encourage you to check with other shelters in your area to see if they will accept gently used donations.]

They accept cosmetic donations all year long, but if you haven’t gone through your beauty items in a while, there’s no better time to do so than October.

It’s a wonderful feeling to know that you are making a difference in another woman’s life, right?

Also, the Renée Rouleau estheticians will be going again this month to The Family Place and donating our time with pampering skin services. “The Family Place has long enjoyed a wonderful partnership with Renée and her team of professionals. All of their contributions of goods and services continue to be a part of The Family Place team committed to ending family violence in Dallas,” says Paige. Read more about our visits to The Family Place.

Read: Cleansing Wipes: Are They Good To Use On Your Skin?

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