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Avlon’s® Keracare® Brand Awarded For Continuous Community Support

KeraCare® donated products valued at $3,700 to support a charity event

Melrose Park, IL November 7, 2014 – KeraCare proudly supported the Chicago Chapter of the Continental Societies, Inc. during their annual scholarship luncheon on Saturday October 25, 2014. For the past 36 years, the Chicago Chapter has held this event as a means of generating scholarship funds for underprivileged youth. Local teenagers were featured during the program to display artistic talents through interpretive dance and song which align with one of the national thrusts of the Continental Societies to expose, excite and empower youth in the area of arts and humanities.

KeraCare is supportive of the community it serves. As a product sponsor for the past 5 years, KeraCare has contributed to the excitement and success of the event. Each year, the Chicago Chapter of the Continental Societies raises money to award to 2 high school seniors in the Chicago metropolitan area aspiring to go to college. Scholarship winners are selected based on grades, extra-curricular activities and an essay which must also be presented verbally before a live audience.

Avlon is aware of the importance of encouraging youth and its direct impact on the future of our community.

William Stewart, Avlon’s Executive Vice President, Marketing & Sales, once said “Avlon is a leader in product innovations; however we strive to be a bigger leader in building young students’ self-esteem by supporting organizations that uplift the community.”

In recognition of KeraCare’s continuous support in product gifting contributions, the Continental Societies, Inc. presented an appreciation award to Monique Barnett, Avlon’s KeraCare Product Manager. This year, KeraCare donated a tan & white tote bag decorated with aspirations like “Confident”, “Unique”, “Beautiful” and “Strong” to raffle off during the event to generate additional scholarship funds. The bag was filled with full sizes of the complete KeraCare Natural Textures line, including the new KeraCare Natural Textures Honey Shea Co-Wash and KeraCare Natural Textures Deep Moisturizing Masque. In addition, Avlon provided the Scholarship Luncheon attendees with a gift bag containing KeraCare Natural Textures travel size samples and foil samples of the new KeraCare Natural Textures Honey Shea Co-Wash and Deep Moisturizing Masque.

The Annual Continental Societies Chicago Chapter Scholarship Luncheon took place at Niko’s Banquets located at 7600 S. Harlem in Bridgeview, IL.

About Avlon Industries Inc.® – Avlon consists of 9 fully developed departments including R&D; Marketing; Manufacturing; Education and Test Salon. The Educational Staff, comprised of 175 technical consultants, is responsible for the proper usage of Avlon products. “When you see our motto, ‘The Science of Hair Care®’, the words mean that our chemists have developed some of the most innovative hair care products in the world, for the multi-cultural market” says Dr. Syed, the master chemist behind Avlon’s Science of Hair Care. In addition to nationwide distribution throughout the United States, Avlon now has international customers in Canada, Western Europe, the Middle East, Caribbean, South and Central America and Africa.

About KeraCare® – KeraCare® has a diverse product portfolio that includes shampoos, conditioners, and styling aids that can maintain any hair style without compromising the strength and health of the hair and scalp. KeraCare® has recently updated most of their products with gentler detergents, ingredients that are more moisturizing or have included revised preservatives that will put the highly health-conscience consumer at ease.

About Continental Societies, Inc. – Continental Societies, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt international public service organization founded in 1956 by a group of energetic and dedicated service-oriented women. The organization fosters, promotes and develops the welfare of underprivileged children and youth. Continental Sociaeties, Inc. embraces 46 chapters in 20 states in the Continental USA, District of Columbia and Bermuda and is continuing to grow. Through a Five-Point Programmatic Thrust: Health, Education, Employment, Recreation (HEER), plus Arts and Humanities programs, Continental women internationally strive to adhere to be the humanitarian precept of sharing with those in need. Nationally, regionally and locally, Continentals have created innovative activities while they volunteer their time through outreach programs in youth centers, schools, pediatric wards, homes for the delinquent, special needs and emotionally challenged youth. All programs and projects are financed by member donations, annual benefits, grants and corporate donations. Continental Societies, Inc. serves over a quarter of a million children and youth annually. For additional information on the Continental Societies, Inc., please visit

About Chicago Chapter Continental Societies, Inc. – The Chicago Chapter was organized and chartered by the late Helen L. Burnett in 1978. The Chapter has continued to leverage itself under the leadership of three committed educators with a rich, reputable history of working with children and youth: Helen L. Burnett (President 1978-1989), Doris B. Johnson (President 1989-2007), Annie C. Barnett (2009-present). Chapter membership is open to women 22 years of age regardless of race, creed, or religion, who are committed, and want to volunteer their time, talents and love to serve children. Throughout the year, the Chapter serves hundreds of children and youth through the Five-Point Programmatic thrust, HEER: Health, Education, Employment, Recreation, plus Arts and Humanities. Funds for the programs and projects are raised by local sponsorships and annual fundraisers.

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