BOSTON, Nov. 3, 2021 /CNW/ -- First Aid Beauty (a.k.a. FAB) has announced 25 inspiring new winners of the FAB AID initiative, adding to the five winners selected in Round 1 earlier this year, for a total of $1.5 Million awarded in 2021.
First Aid Beauty launched the FAB AID student debt relief initiative in February 2020 to rescue recent college graduates from the often-overwhelming weight of student loans. After awarding $1.3 Million to 24 incredible winners in December 2020, First Aid Beauty expanded the program in both eligibility and financial contribution with a goal of paying off $1.5 Million in student loans this year. The 2021 contest allowed for a 10-year eligibility period for graduates of 2-year and 4-year undergraduate programs, as well as trade institutions. As part of the program, First Aid Beauty awarded up to $100,000 for each winner.
"We are thrilled to offer these inspiring individuals the opportunity to pursue their dreams without the burden of student debt," says First Aid Beauty CMO Kerry Eagan. "We launched FAB AID last year with a desire to make an impact at the individual level, and it's been incredible to see how FAB AID has changed lives and had a ripple effect on the winners' families and communities. We can't wait to follow along on the journeys of these 30 deserving winners!"
The private Zoom winner announcement event, hosted by First Aid Beauty Founder Lilli Gordon, featured appearances from past winners, who shared how winning FAB AID has affected their personal and professional lives and, most importantly, their mental health. "It is so crazy how my life has changed since FAB AID," said 2020 winner Bianca. "I was working two jobs for over 50 hours a week because I felt guilty for anything I would buy for myself. To win FAB AID was honestly life-changing, it was priceless, getting rid of that burden was something I never imagined I could do."
After hearing from previous FAB AID recipients, the finalists invited to the virtual event were surprised to learn that they had all won FAB AID and would be having their loans paid off.
Here are just a few of their reactions:
About FAB AID
In February 2020, First Aid Beauty launched FAB AID to rescue recent college graduates from the burden of student debt, which amounts to a $1.6 Trillion crisis in the United States and greatly impacts life decisions such as career path, housing and even family planning. Applicants fill out an entry form and submit videos sharing their student loan stories for a chance to win up to $100,000 toward their individual undergraduate student loans. To date, FAB AID has provided student debt relief to 49 winners, awarding $2.8MM in the first two years of the program.
First Aid Beauty is excited and proud to continue the FAB AID program in 2022. FAB AID 2022 will be open to residents of the US and Canada (excluding Quebec) who have graduated or will graduate from an accredited undergraduate program (4-year, 2-year, community college, cosmetology/trade school) by June 30, 2021. Unlike previous years, there will be no age limit - anyone with undergraduate loans is eligible. Official contest rules and dates will be provided in early 2022 on fabaid.com.
About First Aid Beauty
First Aid Beauty (a.k.a. FAB) puts the beauty in first aid with everyday essentials and targeted skincare solutions in feel-good textures. FAB is on a rescue mission to help your skin look and feel its absolute best with products that are dermatologist-tested, non-irritating, free of harsh chemicals, cruelty free and safe for sensitive skin. All FAB products are developed using proven ingredients and clean formulations that allow you to create a skincare routine that meets your personal needs, making it possible for everyone to feel FAB in their skin!
For more information on FAB AID or First Aid Beauty, please contact Melanie Wiesenfeld at Lippe Taylor [email protected]
SOURCE First Aid Beauty