The EO® Compassion in Action program reflects our ongoing commitment to a business rooted in the belief that everything in our world is connected. Aromatherapy creates positivity for the human spirit, and we believe all people can benefit from the uplifting attributes of essential oils.
Over the years, we’ve been proud to donate our life-affirming products to hundreds of nonprofits, schools, likeminded companies, and local events. Our priority is to develop long-standing partnerships with organizations and groups in our community. We believe in nurturing and honoring the relationships we create, and have found that the best partnerships are ongoing and strengthen over time.
The primary focus of our Compassion in Action efforts is through donations of bulk soap to transitional housing facilities and shelters in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is our firm belief that access to soap and water is a basic human right, and for some people a hot shower with great smelling soap can make a profound difference in the quality of day-to-day life. We regularly hear stories about the scent of our lavender soap having a positive, soothing aromatherapeutic impact on the people who use it, especially at shelters and transitional housing facilities where stress can run high.
Some of our current transitional housing and shelter nonprofit partners include:
We’ve partnered with Homeward Bound of Marin for nearly a decade by providing ongoing donations of product for their housing centers. Homeward Bound is Marin County’s chief provider of shelter and residential services for homeless families and individuals. It serves approximately 1,300 people per year and has built an admirable record of success with 88% of families and 84% of adults completing Homeward Bound programs moving on to stable housing.
For many years EO has been regularly donating soap to Delancey Street’s impressive San Francisco facility. Delancey Street is the country's leading residential self-help organization for former substance abusers, ex-convicts, homeless and others who have hit bottom. At any given time there are hundreds of residents at the facility, who stay for a minimum of two years while they receive a high school equivalency degree and are taught to develop positive marketable strengths.
We began a partnership with San Francisco-based Gubbio Project in early 2014. The Gubbio Project operates out of St. Boniface Church in the Tenderloin Neighborhood, where much of the city's homeless population gathers. Each weekday the Project opens the doors of the church for nearly 100 homeless people to come inside and rest in a quiet and safe space. Gubbio Project also offers restroom facilities and hosts a weekly free breakfast. EO donates soap, lotion and hand sanitizers on a reoccurring monthly basis.