Autism something that affects 70 million people globally and Kiehl’s is determined to do something about it. The popular skincare company has teamed up with Academy Award-Winning actor Matthew McConaughey to launch their Global Philanthropic program, benefiting Autism Speaks.
A commitment to helping others is one of Kiehl’s key mission statements and an integral part of their business practices. This campaign will see a total worldwide donation amount of $200,000 which will provide resources for children and families living with autism worldwide.
“Autism affects an estimated 70 million people worldwide, and many of the students enrolled in my just keep livin after school programs are on the autism spectrum. I’ve witnessed firsthand the effects of autism, not only on the child, but on their families as well,” said McConaughey. “I’m humbled to collaborate with Kiehl’s and Autism Speaks to help provide early diagnosis and services for these incredible children and families, making a lifetime of difference.”
“For over 160 years, Kiehl’s has been committed to supporting the communities in which we serve our customers. We also have a legacy of bringing exposure to underrepresented causes.” said Cheryl Vitali, Kiehl’s Since 1851’s Worldwide General Manager. “With this partnership, we will continue this legacy, using our global Kiehl’s network to help children and families affected by autism. In partnership with Autism Speaks, we hope to raise awareness for this condition while working to change the future for all who struggle with an autism spectrum disorder.”
“We are grateful to Kiehl’s and Matthew McConaughey for their commitment to supporting the global autism community,” said Angela Geiger, president and CEO of Autism Speaks. “Partnerships like this help Autism Speaks deliver on its mission to promote solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families across the spectrum and throughout their lives.”
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