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Through our Season of Giving and Gratitude Campaign, Honest was delighted to host a holiday party for the children of St. Anne’s Early Learning Center.
As the only social service agency in Los Angeles that specializes in serving the needs of at-risk pregnant and parenting young women and children, St. Anne’s provides refuge and a home for young women and children who might otherwise go without.
Through our Season of Giving and Gratitude program for Honest employees, we’re making sure the holidays reach those families that might otherwise go without. We set the bar high with a company-wide goal to give $88,000 in donations, product supplies and volunteer time. And, we’re doubling down! For every monetary donation made by an employee, Honest will match it – up to $1,200 per employee.
Honest was delighted to support Google’s Made With Code video, encouraging girls to learn to code and take advantage of the tremendous career opportunities in technology.
Having utilized the power of technology to launch a successful e-commerce company, Honest Jessica was thrilled to inspire and foster further interest in code for girls everywhere.
In collaboration with The Garden School Foundation, Honest employees completed gardening lessons with children from Grand View Elementary. Working in small groups, we led lessons focused on watering, weeding, planting, and composting.
Honest additionally took part in the Garden School Foundation’s Community Garden Day. In tandem with our local community, our team enjoyed fun in the sun, tackled a few garden projects, and experienced food from seed-to-table.
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Honest was proud to support the Alliance of Mom’s Raising Baby event where teen foster moms and dads were provided with child development education, lots of Honest goodies, and importantly, support. At Raising Baby, experts gathered to provide guidance on the best ways to stimulate the healthiest development for children.
Honest Co-Founder, Jessica, shared her support for these young parents by volunteering herself to kick off the day with a few encouraging words. Also on site were Honest volunteers who helped run the “Honest” quiet room we sponsored, providing childcare for children of parents attending the day’s classes.
The Honest Company is on a mission to inspire people to live a healthy, happy life. In stride with this mission, Honest Austin competed in the Zilker Relays, supporting The Ghisallo Cycling Initiative and the Texas Cyclocross Project who work to promote active and healthy lifestyles for children and youth.
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Helping to bring our mission to life, Honest employees headed over to the UCLA Intervention Program to assemble and deliver gift bags for the children and families served by their child care center.
The UCLA Intervention Program is an early intervention program providing educational, diagnostic and therapeutic services to children with a wide range of developmental risks and disabilities. We were excited to have Honest employees assist in leading a classroom activity for these young toddlers.
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In support of our friend’s at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Team Honest spent the past four months fundraising and training for the Nautica Malibu Triathlon.
Donating their time, energy, and sweat, Honest team members spent numerous weekends preparing for race day and for some, even conquering life long fears – like swimming in the ocean. We’re so proud of our triathletes and all they have overcome to step up to the challenge, live an active lifestyle, and conquer race day. Even more so, we’re proud of the collective $54,096 they raised to support Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’s pediatric cancer research program.
We believe in dreaming big. After all, Honest began as a dream. Every single day, we’re dreaming bigger. Believing that business can bring positive and impactful change, OptiMize is an official program of the University of Michigan, which partners with business leaders across America to help mentor students through the process of taking their dreams from ideas to successful new venture creations.
Founded by students and dreamers eager to become doers, OptiMize serves today’s social innovators by providing support, guidance, education, and mentorship. Our Honest employees spent the past 4 months sharing their skills and insight with these young people – nurturing and encouraging their dreams because at Honest we believe that together we can make it better.
We think that every child should have access to safe and healthy choices, so we’re working with Head Start programs across the country to help prepare preschoolers for kindergarten. When you purchase an Honest + State backpack, we’ll give one (full of essentials!) to a child under 6 in Head Start, to help ensure that they are prepared to go off to kindergarten with safe and stylish products.
To help accomplish this feat, our Honest Ontario team came together for a bag-stuffing summer carnival. In just 2 hours, Honest Ontario along with our friends from Yoobi, Child Care Resource Center, and State Bags stuffed 1,000 backpacks. Then, we hosted an official Kindergarten Readiness Event for 500 families in the Los Angeles Area. The carnival was complete with hands-on games and activities, a reading station with free books, and a farmers’ market full of organic fruits and veggies. Following our event, we gave the additional 2,000 backpacks to children in Head Start programs across NJ, NY, and TX.
Having completed 7 weeks of intensive computer coding classes, 1:1 mentorship, and collaborative group projects, Honest’s Girls Who Code summer immersion program has come to a close.
Our Honest Founders, along with Girls Who Code Founder, Reshma Saujani, celebrated the occasion as we hosted a formal graduation ceremony to commemorate the summer and the accomplishments the girls will carry through each step of their journey. The girls were proud to present their final projects with mission driven purposes including web applications that help others spot and eliminate harsh chemicals in the environment as well as programs that teach English and locate local libraries.
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Stepping up to the challenge, our Honest Austin team raised funds for The Boneshaker Project and completed the Color in Motion 5k. The Boneshaker Project’s mission is to inspire children to “shake their bones” and lead healthy and active lifestyles – all while having fun.
The Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) is the key piece of legislation governing chemical oversight in the United States and believe it or not, TSCA has not been updated since 1976. However, both the House and the Senate have amended versions of the bill moving to the floor this summer. Joined by like-minded companies and our team at The American Sustainable Business Council, Honest Co-Founders, Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan met with 8 senators to make sure this new piece of legislation sets adequate safety standards based on thorough scientific testing.
As many of you know, Honest began in the heart of Jessica, a mom who was frustrated with the lack of chemical oversight in the United States. At Honest, we are working to set a standard of transparency across all businesses and will continue to advocate for the protection of children’s and families’ health.
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Honest was delighted to have Co-Founders, Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan, visit the Rachael Ray Show to educate others about our partnership with FoodCorps! As we continue on our mission to build healthy, safe families, The Honest Company is committed to taking a comprehensive approach to bettering the environments children spend their time in. Through each purchase of our vitamin and feeding products, we are partnering with FoodCorps and Farm to Preschool to bring healthy food access and nutrition education to child care centers.
As many of you know, Honest began in the heart of Honest Jessica, a mom who was frustrated with the lack of chemical oversight in the United States. The creation of The Honest Company and our commitment to guaranteeing products free of harsh chemicals stems from this exact issue. At Honest, we are working to set a standard of transparency across all businesses and will continue to advocate for the protection of children and families health.
Joined by like-minded companies and our team at The American Sustainable Business Council, we headed down to Capitol Hill to lobby for adequate chemical reform. Did you know the Toxic Substances Control Act has not been updated since 1976? Reform is on the way, and we want to make sure this new piece of legislation sets adequate safety standards based on thorough scientific testing.
We are committed to helping kids get their best start in life. Our efforts span from working to provide clean environments to funding nutrition education, especially in child care settings where kids spend much of their time. Thanks to your continued support and purchase of our vitamins and feeding products, The Honest Company is able to partner with Farm to Preschool to provide healthy food access and nutrition education grants to daycare and childcare centers in California and New York.
After an influx of hundreds of applications, winners were selected based off of their goals of procurement, educational activities, community connections, and more. Congratulations to our 19 winners and 22 runner ups! Because of this grant program, these child care centers are going to be able to make some major changes — and truly help their young students develop early healthy relationships with food.
To help spread awareness and excitement around Computer Science Education, Honest hosted a company wide Computer Science Education Week. Activities included completing an Hour of Code, solving coded puzzles for practice (and points), building robots, and responsibly recycling electronic waste. For fun, bonus points were earned by posting #HonestCoders selfies.
As a technology company, we’ve seen firsthand how computer science drives innovation in the US economy and society — it’s expected that by 2020 there will be 1.4 million computer science jobs! With only a projected 400,000 computer science graduates, many of these positions risk going unfilled, especially by women. We are committed to ensuring that youth have a chance at a healthy and bright future, which is why we partnered with leaders like Code.org and Girls Who Code to emphasize the importance of computer science education.
Tech Jam rallies teams from technology companies all over Los Angeles to play ball and give back, with all fundraising proceeds benefitting the Special Olympics of Southern California. Our very own Derrick Dinglasan championed this idea two years ago, and it has become a beloved Honest tradition. In true Honest fashion, we came out once again in full force, won the fundraising competition, and even hosted a choreographed halftime show to keep the momentum alive. We can’t wait to bring it again next year!
We are extra thankful for your continued support as we were recently able to channel our Social Goodness promise to provide nutritional education by serving as a founding partner of FNV (The “Fruits and Veggies” Campaign) – a national movement championed by First Lady Michelle Obama to inspire children to eat more fruits and vegetables. The campaign steals a page from the food marketing companies – using celebrities and slick advertising to help fruits and vegetables become a brand beloved by kids!
The Honest Company is all for fruits and veggies as they are at the core of a strong, healthy diet and if it takes our very own Honest Jessica helping to spread the word, we’re happy to do so.
Did you know Children’s Hospital Los Angeles needs approximately 800 donors per month to accumulate the 2,000 units of blood used each month to save children’s lives? We love partnering with the community here at Honest. In the spirit of American Heart Month, we held our own blood drive at The Honest Company’s Santa Monica Headquarters. Our donation efforts went to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to help ensure the young patients of CHLA receive the transfusions they need.
The Honest Company is committed to ensuring childcare centers and schools receive nutrition education and have access to healthy food in order to help create a healthy environment for children. We’re hoping to take this mission to every child care center so that we can study the impact a healthy environment has on child development and human health. We especially love when our employees can get involved in the journey.
With some of our friends from FoodCorps and The Garden School Foundation, Honest facilitated cooking lessons with the kindergarteners of Grand View Elementary in Los Angeles. Honest employees helped children harvest veggies from the school garden and turn their findings into a crunchy kale salad.