VANCOUVER- 16 February 2016 - Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics has joined hands with Amnesty International Canada to send a message of welcome to refugees resettling in Canada. From February 15-28th, the company aims to raise $$450,000 through the sale of their limited edition Hand of Friendship soap. All proceeds from the sale of the soap will go into the Friendship Fund created by Lush Cosmetics. The Friendship Funds will then be distributed to groups in North America helping to settle refugees arriving from Syria.
“The war and violence experienced by Syrians forced to flee their homes is heartbreaking,” says Carleen Pickard, Campaigner at Lush Cosmetics. “In addition to offering financial resettlement support, we will inspire our customers to welcome Syrians and petition the Canadian government to support more refugees to come to Canada.”
In a show of solidarity, Lush shops will dedicate their store-front windows to welcoming refugees in Arabic. The company is also encouraging Lush customers to sign welcome postcards to newly arrived refugees and to engage socially with the hashtag #RefugeesWelcome.