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A Glamorous Impact: Volunteering at the GARRAS Fashion Show

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Giving has always been at the core of Thrive Causemetics, and our commitment to making a difference recently took a new form with the launch of our Employee Volunteer Program. This initiative encourages our team members to actively engage with nonprofit Giving Partners, amplifying our impact in the community. In November 2023, our dedicated employees embraced this spirit of giving by volunteering their time and expertise at The TransLatin@ Coalition GARRAS Fashion Show Fundraiser.

The GARRAS Fashion Show, where GARRAS stands for Groundbreaking Activism Redirecting & Reforming All Systems, is an annual fundraising event with a profound purpose. It serves as a vital support system for the life-saving services provided by The TransLatin@ Coalition in Los Angeles, through the Center for Violence Prevention & Transgender Wellness. This was our first year providing makeup artistry for this event, and the experience exceeded all expectations, becoming a resounding success!

Since establishing a partnership with The TransLatin@ Coalition in 2022, we've witnessed their active engagement within our community. Their involvement extended to various in-office events and a joint presence at the 2023 WeHo Pride Parade. Having contributed over $400k worth of products to their community since 2022, we look forward to nurturing and expanding this partnership in the future.

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For our team members, makeup transcends beyond the product; it's a transformative tool. It empowers individuals to embrace confidence, celebrate their true selves, and foster connections with partners and clients. At the GARRAS Fashion Show, our team applied makeup for approximately 80 models, all proud members and allies of the transgender community. This experience was not just a professional endeavor but a heartfelt way to express love and support for the LGBTQ+ community, creating memorable connections with the beautiful models backstage.

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If you want to relive the magic, you can watch the full GARRAS Fashion Show here. Additionally, explore The TransLatin@ Coalition website to dive deeper into the incredible work they do in the Los Angeles community and beyond. Thrive Causemetics remains steadfast in its mission to create positive change within the beauty industry, and we couldn’t do it without you!


Comments on This Post (7)

  • Feb 21, 2024

    This is just another great reason to support Thrive.

    — Diane P

  • Feb 21, 2024

    — Andrea

  • Feb 14, 2024

    I will continue to support this great company and the wonderful work you do for inclusiveness!

    — Laurie Becker

  • Feb 7, 2024

    Keep up the wonderful work!!!

    — The Rev Leddy Hammock

  • Feb 7, 2024

    This is an amazing effort! I’m new to Thrive cosmetics and this makes me love this company so much more. Anything we can do to spread kindness and joy toward creating an inclusive unity among all of us should be the highest priority for us. Thank you again!!

    — Kristin Cianfichi

  • Feb 5, 2024

    I will give it a try.

    — Karen Cook

  • Feb 5, 2024

    Thank you for supporting our Transgender community!

    — Suzi Lane


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