First Aid Beauty repays nearly $ 1.3 million in student debt thanks to the FAB AID initiative
According to the founder and CEO of First Aid Beauty Lilli gordon, “When we launched FAB AID in February 2020, we strive to change the lives of those who have overcome challenges and demonstrated true persistence and passion. I’m delighted to say that these 24 winners are exactly the ones we dreamed of relieving, especially in what has turned out to be a much more difficult and uncertain year than we ever could have imagined. We look forward to seeing what their future holds without the heavy burden of student debt. “
Members of the advisory board of FAB AID Founder and CEO of FAB Lilli gordon, actress / musician Laura Marano, creator and activist Nabela Noor, YouTube personality Aja Dang, and personal finance expert and founder of @CleverGirlFinance Bola Sokunbi surprised winners with the news via video calls at the start december 2020. Here are some of their reactions:
- “I feel like I’m going to see the world with a lot more colors now” – Tyra D., Boston, Massachusetts ($ 61,470 Paid)
Tyra is a recent Northeastern University graduate working as a nurse in pediatric intensive care, a career that fascinates her enormously and who wishes to take her to the next level by continuing her studies. Her goal is to be a role model for black women who do not often see themselves represented in health education.
- “Just thank you very much for what you are doing. I feel like student loans and debt are a problem and there just isn’t enough effort to address it. So the simple fact whether you do this, whether I have the money or not, I think it’s right, it’s so good. “ – Courtney O., Chaska, Minnesota ($ 84,246 Paid)
Courtney attended university in an attempt to find his “way out” of difficult family life. Without student loans, she can regain financial freedom, achieve her goal of helping victims of human trafficking and break the “chain” of feeling punished for her mental health.
- “This is really going to launch me further.” – Ashley A., Katy, Texas ($ 17,680 Paid)
Ashley, whose parents lost their jobs as she finished high school, spent 11 years preparing for her undergraduate degree while working full time. After experiencing her own medical issues and seeing family members dealing with medical challenges, she affirmed her “calling” to be a nurse and advocate for the Hispanic community.
- “You have no idea what this means to me. I feel like I lost this weight that I have been carrying for so long and so many tears that I have shed because of these loans… It ‘ is a very happy ending to a really difficult year. “ – Annah P., College Station, Texas ($ 91,765 Paid)
Anna is an art teacher whose parents, after adopting two children of China (which Annah loves!), could not support her financially in college as they had hoped. Annah suffered from medical problems last year which made it even more difficult for her to repay her loans.
Meet the FAB AID 2020 winners
Some of the winners’ revelations can be viewed here.
First Aid Beauty will continue the FAB AID program next year and expand the eligibility requirements to ensure more graduates can apply. FAB AID 2021 will be open to residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) who have graduated or will be graduating from an accredited undergraduate program (4 year, 2 year, community college, cosmetology / business school) january 2011 at August 2021. No purchase is necessary to apply, and official competition rules and dates will be provided in February 2021 on fabaid.com.
About FAB AID
In February 2020, First Aid Beauty launched FAB AID to save recent college graduates from the burden of student debt, which amounts to a $ 1.56 trillion crisis in United States and has a huge impact on life decisions such as career path, housing, and even family planning. Students graduating from an accredited 4-year undergraduate university between January 2018 and August 2020 were able to apply for FAB AID by completing the application on FABAID.com and submitting a video sharing their student loan story. A FAB AID Advisory Board including the Founder and CEO of First Aid Beauty Lilli gordon, actress / musician Laura Marano, creator and activist Nabela Noor, YouTube personality Aja Dang, personal finance expert Bola Sokunbi, and former president of Bowdoin College Barry mills, selected winners will have their undergraduate loans repaid in full (up to $ 100,000). First Aid Beauty also wrote personal checks to the winners to help pay the taxes resulting from the FAB AID earning.
About First Aid Beauty
First Aid Beauty (aka FAB) puts beauty in first aid with everyday essentials and targeted care solutions in well-being textures. FAB is on a rescue mission to help your skin look and feel its best with products that are dermatologist tested, non-irritating, free from harsh chemicals, cruelty-free, and safe for sensitive skin. All FAB products are developed with proven ingredients and clean formulations that allow you to create a skin care routine that meets your personal needs, making every day a good day for the skin. .
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SOURCE First Aid Beauty