We invite you to support and participate in our annual fundraiser, Evening en Blanc! This year, our event will be happening in-person at Trezzi Farm Winery on Sunday, August 21, 2022.
Evening en Blanc, Project Beauty Share’s signature event, was inspired by the global event Diner en Blanc. Each year Evening en Blanc brings our community together by celebrating our mission of helping to restore hope and dignity to women and their families.
By attending our signature event, you directly support our mission and movement here in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Thanks to our supporters, in 2021 we distributed more than 80,000 pounds to over 140 organizations that serve 65,000 families.
We hope you will join us this year, as we raise vital funds to continue our mission and help thousands of women and their families.
Because we truly believe that “The Beauty is in the Giving.”
Since March, when COVID-19 started impacting the U.S. in a major way, Project Beauty Share has been fully operational as an “essential business,” but without its volunteers.
Project Beauty Share’s staff has been grateful to be able to work in the warehouse each day and continue providing services to our partner agencies. However, like many other businesses and non-profits, Project Beauty Share has not gone unscathed by COVID-19.
Many of our partner agencies have doubled, and in some cases, tripled the number of people they are serving during these difficult times. For example, one of our partners, the Salvation Army, has jumped to serving 750 individuals a week. With the large increase in need, the requests for hygiene items has also grown. Unfortunately, our incoming donations have decreased by 50%. On average, Project Beauty Share receives 300-350 pounds of product each week. In the last few months, we have been receiving less than 150 pounds of product. To offset this gap, we put a call out to our community and supporters about our need for soap and body wipes. We were blown away by the response and were able to supply all of our partner agencies with much-needed soap and hygiene items. In May, we launched our National Beauty Drive campaign, with the goal to raise 10,000 feminine hygiene products and $10,000 throughout the month. We surpassed our goal of feminine hygiene products, raising more than 20,000 individual pads and tampons! While our financial goals was not met, we were proud to raise $4,566 to help support warehouse operations.
The financial hit from COVID-19 has been hard for many non-profits, Project Beauty Share being one of them. We have had to cancel two fundraisers, resulting in an estimated loss of $80,000. Additionally, we chose to move our largest fundraiser, Evening en Blanc, to a virtual event, resulting in another financial loss for our organization.
We would like to thank all of our supporters, donors and followers who have remained by our side through these unprecedented times. Project Beauty Share is celebrating our 10 year anniversary and we plan on being here another 10 years! We will do our best to navigate through 2020, with our continued mission to help restore hope and dignity to the lives of thousands of women and their families.
Save the Date!
Sunday August 21, 2022
Plan to join us for this extraordinary event at Trezzi Farm Winery on Green Bluff where we will gather live for a fun-filled evening of incredible rustic Italian cuisine, celebratory beverages, and amazing items in both silent and live auctions. It’s the party of the summer for a very worthy cause.
When: Sunday August 21, 2022, from 5pm – 8pm
Where: Trezzi Farm Winery
Theme: Evening en Blanc – All white summer festive attire
Sponsorships and tables available now, call 509-455-3537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual tickets go on sale June 1st
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The new year is upon us. What a great opportunity to think back on 2019 and how much growth we have achieved to continue with our mission:
Project Beauty Share provides personal hygiene, cosmetics, and beauty products to non-profit organizations who serve women and families overcoming abuse, addiction, homelessness, and poverty to help restore hope and dignity in their lives.
The development and mission of Project Beauty Share in 2019 has been both challenging and rewarding. We’ve gone from distributing 55,000 pounds of personal hygiene and beauty products in 2018 to 80,000 pounds in 2019! The donated items had a significant economic impact on non-profits in the Northwest, with a value of more than 2 million dollars. We were able to serve more than 80 agencies and help restore dignity and hope to thousands of women and their families.
Our largest growth in 2019 came from expanding our reach into the rural areas of Washington State. Because of the large jump in donations, we were able to provide personal hygiene and beauty products to food banks and pantries that serve the working poor in their communities.
Our warehouse is managed by Ken Briggs, who brings years of warehouse knowledge and non-profit management to our operations team.
Our new Development Director, Asia Plaza, joined the Project Beauty Share family in the fall of 2019. She is an energetic young woman with development experience and a passion for helping and empowering women.
I was officially named Executive Director of Project Beauty Share in 2019. After founding the organization in 2010, it is an honor to continue my journey of helping women in need to feel better and stronger about who they are and what they do.
Click here to learn more about our staff!
Project Beauty Share wouldn’t be where it is today without our amazing volunteers. We are continually blessed with the support of local volunteers that help sustain our mission. We are always looking for more volunteers to join our movement. Click here for details on getting involved with one of our events in 2020 or by visiting our warehouse to sanitize and sort donated products.
Want to meet the faces of Project Beauty Share’s Board of Directors? Click here to see the talented individuals that provide guidance, ideas, and a framework to guide our decision making to achieve success in our mission.
With so many exciting accomplishments and milestones in 2019, it was hard to narrow down my favorite moments of the year! Here are my top three:
Thank you for the continued support and dedication to Project Beauty Share since we began this journey 10 years ago. Here’s to an equally amazing 2020.
This Holiday Season: The Beauty Is In The Giving
When you give financially to Project Beauty Share, not only are you supplying vital funding to help further our mission of helping women and families in need, you are also giving our small operation the means to expand our footprint… Allowing us to reach more women locally and nationally.
Did you know that SNAP food benefits (food stamps) do not cover personal hygiene items such as: shampoo, oral hygiene, feminine hygiene, or toilet paper? Our mission allows Project Beauty Share to donate thousands of dollars worth of products each month to agencies and organizations in the Northwest and beyond.
A woman should never have to choose between basic hygiene and a meal for her children.
Become a monthly sustainer to help support our mission!
Here’s the breakdown:
“I have to say ladies, I was moved to tears as these 20 – 45 year old ladies became like little girls. They were in total awe of the options… Many of them astonished that they could own a Tarte, or Marc Jacobs anything. A few of them were brought to tears as we said… “Shop!!” They were helping each other with palettes, color matching, and talking about brands. It was like they were all lifted out of the poverty that has been in their lives. My heart was more overjoyed and I was taken back by the blessing that it was to each and every one of them. I wish I could express the depth of my gratitude, I love these women greatly and to see such exuberant joy for them was priceless!”Christ Kitchen Ministry
Project Beauty Share currently serves 80 agencies with just 2.5 employees. Your sustainer status will support our growth and help provide products to organizations on a national level. Thank you for your love and support!
In June 2019, the Wall Street Journal reported that Chewelah is Washington State’s poorest city. One in five Chewelah residents live at or below the poverty line and the typical household earns just $31,858 a year, which is less than half the median income of $66,174 across the state.
Ferry County is the sixth largest household recipient of food stamps in Washington and the seventh highest in the nation. Residents struggle to live on a median household income that’s the lowest in Washington state, according to Northwest Harvest.
Personal hygiene items cannot be purchased using food stamps, so these families are spending what little they have on items like soap, shampoo, and toothpaste when they could be spending that money on food, gas, or school supplies for their children. That’s where Project Beauty Share comes in. We’ll be partnering with agencies to help provide everyday hygiene items to women in need.
We’re excited to announce Project Beauty Share has received a $5,000 Innovia Foundation Rural Outreach grant! This will allow us to expand our reach to Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Stevens Counties. Funding of our Rural Outreach Expansion Program will build new partnerships, open doors to more agencies who don’t know us yet, and increase the number of women and families we can serve.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! And while heart-shaped boxes of chocolate or a romantic candlelit dinner might be your dream, isn’t it time we have a holiday dedicated to celebrating our gal pals? Luckily, there is!
February 13th, the day before Valentines day, is now celebrated as Galentine’s Day. Created by Amy Poehler’s “Parks and Rec” character, Galentine’s Day’s is a celebration of female friendships – an entire day committed to celebrating the unwavering support that women find in other women.
This Galentine’s Day, Project Beauty Share wants to help you celebrate the gals in your life, as well as give you an opportunity to celebrate the gals who could really use your support. To find gifts to share with your gals, visit our Beauty Wishes eBay Site, pick up some goodies to give to your friends and feel good knowing all proceeds from our sales go to Project Beauty Share. If you’d like to celebrate and support gals who need a little help, you can visit our Amazon Wish List to make purchases for women and families overcoming abuse, addiction, homelessness and poverty.
Amazing things happen when women come together to celebrate and encourage one another, and Project Beauty Share is excited to give more women the opportunity to do just that.
Happy Galentine’s Day!
Every woman knows that a good hair day can make you feel confident and powerful
Clairol and WetBrush delivered confidence in a BIG way by providing Nice ‘n Easy hair color kits and WetBrush Professional Detangle brushes at our Love Your Hair Day event.Thirteen agencies dropped in to our Project Beauty Share warehouse, taking back nearly 1,800 pounds of these products along with other beauty and hygiene items to share with their women. Ellie Toone with Catholic Charities CAPA program said, “our moms will be so excited! As moms, we put ourselves last – especially vulnerable moms living in poverty. This is something that’s going to brighten their day . . . and make them feel ready to be the best mom they can be.”
Would you wash your hair with dish soap? If you had to, could you choose between basic hygiene for yourself, and breakfast for your children?
Stephanie is a mother of three small girls. They are currently homeless, but they access services through a day shelter supported by Project Beauty Share. The products she receives from us empowers her and shows her girls her strength to get through each day.
Hygiene is confidence, and confidence is priceless.
There are an estimated quarter of a million women in situations like Stephanie’s. That’s why Project Beauty Share exists – to fill the gap and provide items like soap, shampoo, toothbrush and deodorant for women in shelters, transitional housing and other difficult situations.
Join our Beauty In The Giving Movement today. Your monthly gift will inspire many to find their way back to a life worth living, knowing someone else cares.
For a recurring gift of $150 each month, Project Beauty Share can provide all the hygiene needs for one shelter for an entire year. For just $100 a month, women living in shelters will never have to go without deodorant or tampons. A gift of $50 each month is about the cost one woman will spend on hygiene items, if she had the capacity to buy them.
Don’t wait – make your gift today, and tell another woman “you may have been told you’re worthless, but I see you as valuable.”
That’s what one woman, a resident of Miryam’s House, said after her day of pampering. “I was homeless . . . now I feel like a person.”
On September 10, Cezanne Professional Products, MRK Beauty in Spokane, and Project Beauty Share®, together with stylists from Studio North Salon and Spa and 14th and Grand Salon, treated eight formerly homeless women to hair treatments and cuts, make up, and lunch. Kathy Combs of Cezanne said of the event, “It is a gift to me to be able to honor the women who came. . . these are vibrant, strong women whose smiles and positive attitude created an indelible ‘handprint’ on my heart.”