SUPPORT SELFLESS LOVE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Spread the love. Share the joy.

All year long, we invited you to join us in the Self-Love Uprising. This Holiday season, we’re turning the love outward and celebrating the care that lifts our communities. Join us in shining a light on the caregivers who support us all year round.

This year, we’re supporting CARE® USA to help deliver CARE Packages® for families in need in the US. Read on to find out more.

WHAT CHALLENGES DO CAREGIVERS FACE?

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LESS TIME FOR
SELF-LOVE

In prioritizing the care of others, caregivers might not be as willing or able to take proper care of themselves. This can take a toll on their personal life, career and mental health.

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A STRESSFUL
HOLIDAY

Most caregivers say they find the holidays harder than any other time of the year. With limited services, tight budgets and other family commitments, the holiday season can be a stressful time.

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SOCIAL
ISOLATION

According to Carers UK, unpaid caregivers are seven times lonelier than the general public. 8 in 10 people caring for loved ones have expressed feelings of loneliness and social isolation.

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PRESSURE ON
WOMEN & GIRLS

Most caregiving work is carried out by women. The UN estimates that their contributions equal nearly $1.1 trillion, and have significantly increased since Covid-19 pandemic.

HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT CAREGIVERS

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

This holiday season, The Body Shop is partnering with CARE USA to deliver meals, income, and other critical supports.

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Through this partnership, The Body Shop will donate $50,000 to help CARE USA deliver CARE Packages to at-risk community members across the US, and with every Community Care Pouch purchase, an additional $2 will be donated to CARE, up to a guaranteed $25,000.

With support from partners like The Body Shop, CARE will be closer to its goal of delivering the 10 millionth CARE package by the end of 2021.

Meet the Caregivers

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US Portraits of Care Ryan

“Caring inspires us to understand the world through the perspective of someone else.”

-Ryan Shepard

US Portraits of Care Linda

"Caring means taking the time and effort to fill a need of your fellow human."

-Linda Hudson

US Portraits of Care LaDarrien

"Caring to me means showing up for someone else on a consistent basis."

-LaDarrien Gillette

US Portraits of Care Marcus

"Through empathy, we have the ability to see how we are all connected."

-Marcus Sabbs

OUR PLEDGE TO CAREGIVERS WORLDWIDE

We’re working to recognize and support caregivers all over the world, too.

According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), more than 1 in 10 adults are involved in caregiving to people with limited functions, such as the elderly or people with disabilities. They spend their time caring for others whether for a few hours a week or 365 days a year, and this can directly impact their physical and emotional wellbeing.

Globally, it’s estimated that between 2-8% of all children and young adults are caregivers in their households. Studies have shown that young caregivers can experience economic and social disadvantages, including restricted educational and employment opportunities, difficulties in meeting educational demands, and stigma and bullying from peers.

We want to help change this.

This holiday season, we want to celebrate those heroes who selflessly care for others all year round. That’s why our gifts don’t just bring joy to the people you love. They will also help us donate to organizations across the globe which support caregivers and volunteers.

1 https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/news-rss/6144-uk-s-unpaid-carers-seven-times-lonelier-than-general-public-2#:~:text=Unpaid%20carers%20looking%20after%20loved,general%20public%2C%20new%20figures%20suggest

2 https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/news/8-in-10-people-caring-for-loved-ones-have-felt-lonely-or-socially-isolated

3 United Nations. Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women. April 2020

4 OECD (2011) “Help Wanted? Providing and Paying for Long-term Care: The Impact of Caring on Family Carers. https://www.oecd.org/els/health-systems/47884865.pdf

5 Joseph, S., Sempik, J., Leu, A. et al. Young Carers Research, Practice and Policy: An Overview and Critical Perspective on Possible Future Directions. Adolescent Res Rev 5, 77–89 (2020).

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