Commit to kindness. These three words are more than just a tagline or a hashtag for us at Leaves of Trees. From sourcing our hand-pressed argan oil fairly and directly from a women’s cooperative, to recyclable packaging and never testing on animals, kindness is at the core of our daily decisions.
This International Women’s Day, we are committing to kindness within our local community by supporting the Toronto-based organization, Girls E-Mentorship (GEM). This socially innovative organization connects female youth to top female leaders. Providing a high school girl—and in particular one who faces socioeconomic barriers—with access to a mentor is an invaluable gift not only to the young woman, but in turn, to her community’s future as she blossoms into a leader herself.
Starting March 8, International Women’s Day, through to March 15th, Leaves of Trees will be donating $5 from every 50 ml bottle of Orange Blossom Argan Oil and $2 from each 37 ml tube of Orange Blossom Argan Lotion to GEM.
Why Orange Blossom? Yes, it works at the cellular level to heal and repair your skin while balancing out sebum levels; but with its fresh green, floral scent, it also reduces feelings of stress and anxiety, while promoting feelings of joy and confidence—a winning combination to "help a GEM Girl Blossom".
Follow us on Instagram @leavesoftreesto where, over the next week, we’ll be providing top tips on how to use our Orange Blossom products and showcasing Q&As with some of our country's top girl bosses, including GEM's and LOT’s very own founders.
If you’d like to commit to kindness beyond a purchase, visit GEM’s website for more information, including how to apply to become a mentor or mentee.
To see change in the world, you have to be the change. As the International Women's Day theme for 2017 promotes, "Be Bold For Change" and help us empower our city’s young women.