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Hayley Orzech is the News & Opinion Editor for Miss A. She found her passion in writing. She grew up in Detroit, MI and though it has been through the mill, she still has faith in it. She just graduated from Northern Michigan University and believes that you have not seen snow until you’ve spent a winter in Marquette on the shores of Lake Superior. She is in love with traveling and her hope now is to see as many places as she can while pursuing her dreams. She grew up in a large Polish family, full of firefighters. If she has learned anything other than how to not set her house on fire, it is that you can never take your blessings for granted because they might be up in flames before you can blink.

She adores traveling and meeting new people from all walks of life. She reads and writes everyday in between navigating her early 20’s. She's made it her mission to spread the wealth to those who are less fortunate. We are all in this together, after all.
She has had the privilege of adventures like snowboarding down the Rocky Mountains, jumping off of a cliff into clear, beautiful Lake Superior, hearing music on the Detroit River, running down a sand dune into the Au Sable River, looking up at the Statue of Liberty, climbing up a waterfall in Jamaica, letting her fingertips graze over a shark in Key West, hiking in California, gazing at Mount Rushmore, holding onto a giant Redwood tree and so many others that she can hardly believe her luck. All she truly want out of life is to have more adventures while helping others and doing the thing she love to do most: write.

Corporate Philanthropy: Sephora

It doesn’t get much better than walking into a Sephora store: the fine fragrances and beautiful make-up would send any girly girl into a shopping frenzy. Even better than shimmering blushes and pout perfecting lipstick is that Sephora lives in San Francisco, another one of Miss A‘s gorgeous cities, which, of course, makes them not only fashionable and in the now, but also charitable!

(Photo Credit--www.linkhumans.com)

(Photo Credit: linkhumans.com)

Sephora is making a name for itself by being one of the most elite providers of make-up and other beauty products and with brands like Urban Decay, Lancôme and Dior gracing their shelves it’s no wonder why, but one brand sticks out among the rest. Sephora offers a wide selection of Philosophy products which range from soaps to lotions to lip balm that have become so popular because of the natural ingredients and soft, enchanting smells, but each product also offers a message. Written on each bottle, package or tube is a philosophical message about happiness, love, beauty and health, but this is one brand that takes its own advice seriously.

(Photo Credit--www.sephora.com)

(Photo Credit: sephora.com)

Last year, Sephora launched a new effort with Philosophy to help combat world hunger. With the To Believe Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath, Sephora supported the charity, WhyHunger, a leading organization that aims to not only end world hunger, but also to bring affordable yet nutritious food to those in need while simultaneously empowering communities to learn how to grow food and sustain themselves. One hundred percent of all the proceeds from To Believe went toward the charity and each product was embellished with new lyrics from young singing sensation Jackie Evancho. Another one of Sephora’s efforts with the Philosophy brand last year was their Shower For A Cure, a shower gel sold in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, one of the leading charities dedicated to serving those affected by breast cancer and to raising money for the research for the cure.

Obviously it’s no secret that Sephora is a lover of beauty, and they want to make sure that everyone has the chance to be as beautiful as can be. In conjunction with Reingold, a leader in providing corporations large and small with award winning designs and compelling messages, Sephora participated with Operation Smile, the international children’s charity that provides free surgery to those children born with cleft lips and palates. Sephora began selling Operation Smile Lip Baume in 2001 and has since raised hundreds of thousands for Operation Smile.

(Photo Credit--www.beautynewsnyc.com)

(Photo Credit: beautynewsnyc.com)

So if you’re still thinking that stocking your make-up bag and shower with any old products will suffice, reconsider. When you use a Sephora product, you are more than likely helping someone else to be their most beautiful, whether they are fighting cancer or cleft lips, hunger or poverty. Come back next week to find out which other corporations in Miss A cities are trying to make the world a more beautiful place.


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