It’s still the season of giving, and on behalf of Kiss New York Professional, Red by Kiss, Ruby Kisses, and i-ENVY, Ivy Beauty will be donating $10,000 to The Boris L. Henson Foundation this month in honor of Giving Month 2022. This donation will go directly towards the foundation’s Mental Wellness Support Program which offers five free mental health teletherapy sessions for individuals and families experiencing life-changing events, and everyday struggles, as well as for those experiencing an exacerbation of stress, anxiety, depression and/or hopelessness. With this $10,000 donation, 10 individuals in need will receive 5 free mental health sessions.

“We are very honored to partner with The Boris L. Henson Foundation,” says a representative for Ivy Beauty. “The organization’s mission to improve mental health care efforts in the Black community is something we strongly believe in and are happy to support. We hope to raise mental health awareness by providing resources & support towards ending the stigma that prevents others from seeking help in the Black community, and from contributing to the increase of Black providers. We want to help reignite joy!”

Founded by actress Taraji P. Henson in honor of her father, Boris Lawrence Henson, the Foundation exists to both normalize and improve access to mental health services for Black communities in hopes of eradicating the stigma around seeking help and support.

“Joy is our North Star. We’ve supported over 9,000 free therapy sessions to members of the Black community and we thank Ivy Beauty for this gift that will help us to continue this important work,” says Tracie Jade, Executive Director of Boris L. Henson Foundation. “From who we collaborate with, to how we show up in the community, all the way to the content and programs we create, we want to help every individual find a pathway to their peace and wellbeing. We choose joy over everything!”

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