SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Project Glimmer, a San Francisco based not-for-profit public charity, announced today that it will give 50,000 gifts to at-risk teenage girls and women in the Bay Area and across the country this holiday season. Project Glimmer receives support from communities nationwide as will as product partners including Sephora, theBalm, Birchbox, Stitchfix, Rocksbox, Joyus, Charlotte Russe, Lydell NYC, Le Tote, Crow Watches and more.
"We started giving when we learned the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program had no gifts for teenage girls," said Sonja Hoel Perkins, Project Glimmer Founder. "Every beautiful gift of costume jewelry and premium make-up comes with great intention from our community. The girls are worth it."
"Project Glimmer gives the 'good gifts'," notes Joanne Hayes-White, San Francisco Fire Chief. "Before Project Glimmer, teenage girls in our community were forgotten."
Essential to Project Glimmer's operations is its large network of volunteers. Each holiday season, Project Glimmer organizes hundreds of volunteers to procure, sort, package and distribute the gifts. Girl Scouts, company employee groups, moms, families and firemen to many others join together at "Boxing Joy" events. The next Boxing Joy event will take place December 5th at Project Glimmer's warehouse at 560 Forbes Street, South San Francisco from 10am until 4pm. Project Glimmer receives in-kind and monetary donations year-round.
About Project Glimmer
Project Glimmer is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that inspires at-risk teenage girls and women to believe in themselves by letting them know their community cares. Project Glimmer supports women's shelters, foster homes and youth services organizations by providing gifts of jewelry, premium beauty products and accessories to the girls and women they serve. Since 2010, Project Glimmer has given over 75,000 holiday, birthday and Mother's Day gifts nationwide. To learn more, visit projectglimmer.org.
SOURCE Project Glimmer