Patrick Dempsey Pays Avon a Housecall
Patrick Dempsey and Avon Chairman and CEO Andrea Jung had the honor of presenting the latest Avon Foundation grant at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, Ca., for $60,000 to the Canoga Park, Ca. based charity organization Haven Hills. This well deserved grant will help support Haven Hills services in aiding domestic violence victims and their families in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, Ca. Haven Hills is one of the oldest domestic violence shelters in the country and this new grant brings the total Avon Foundation grants awarded to the Haven Hills to almost $100,000 since 2004. In the state of California from 2000 through 2010, Avon philanthropy has provided nearly $58 million to breast cancer and domestic violence agencies.
The grant, which Patrick Dempsey presented to Haven Hills is part of Avon's new $1 million commitment to end violence against women in honor of its year-long 125th anniversary celebration. Last month in Atlanta, Avon Global Ambassador Reese Witherspoon and Jung announced the Global Believe Fund to celebrate the company's heritage and belief in its mission to empower women.
The Avon Global Believe Fund is creating a global effort to support women's domestic violence shelters in sixteen cities around the world. Additional Avon Foundation for the Avon Global Believe Fund events will take place later this spring on April 6 in New York and on April 29 in Chicago.