The beauty of helping your neighbor
Hudson resident Brenda Levesque, who operates The Avon Store in her hometown, said that after meeting McKenzie Lowe, a local 12-year-old suffering from an inoperable brain tumor, she was inspired to donate a portion of her store’s proceeds and hopes to raise at least $2,500.
Levesque has been selling Avon products for nearly two decades. About six years ago she opened her retail store at 20 Lowell Road and since then she’s enjoyed a successful solo career, both at her Hudson headquarters and via her website.
After launching her fundraiser in February, Levesque said she decided to extend her efforts well into March due to the welcoming response of her customers.
“We’ve been through so much this past year and a half,” LaFountain said. “Insurance doesn’t cover everything and the needs are high.”
Avon was founded in the late 1800s, when traveling book salesman David McConnell noticed that many of his women customers were home during the day while their husbands went off to work, leading him to begin recruiting female sales representatives.
Known for its philanthropic efforts, Avon’s Foundation for Women currently oversees several charitable campaigns, including the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and Speak Out Against Domestic Violence. In fiscal year 2012, the Avon Corp. made a total of $1,181,085 in charitable gifts, contributions and grants, according to the company’s annual report.
For more information visit www.youravon.com/blevesque or contact Levesque at Avon4u32@gmail.com or 578-1920.