MedWatch Today: Ulta Beauty Donates 10,000 Bags of Free Products to Community Health Workers


Healthcare workers have been strained during the pandemic, and it is important that they are recognized and felt appreciated. Ulta Beauty recently donated beauty products – as a thank you to community health system workers for all of their hard work during the pandemic.

Jen Hektoen is the director of the Ulta Beauty Fresno distribution center. She said, “Ulta Beauty really wanted to take this opportunity to recognize our unsung health heroes for everything they do day in and day out.”

Jen said Ulta Beauty donated two semi-trailers full of beauty supplies – with personal care and relaxation in mind.

“There’s lotion in there, there’s the water jugs that have three different kinds of lotions … lots of masks,” Jen added.

Katie Zenovich is the Senior Vice President of Development and External Affairs in the Office of Community Health System Philanthropy. She said: “They have [Ulta Beauty] provided enough, and it’s not little stuff, it’s not little samples, it’s like good stuff that is all in gift bags, over ten thousand gift bags, so each of our employees at Community, each health worker will receive one.

Katie said this generous donation is a reflection of Ultra Beauty’s commitment to caring for her community.

“Ulta has a distribution center here in Fresno, so they employ a lot of people in Fresno. And their families turn to the community health system when they need health care. So they want to support healthcare workers, ”Katie continued.

It has been almost two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and healthcare workers are under immense stress.

Carla Milton is the Senior Vice President, Director of Human Resources at Community Health System. She said, “You don’t think the little orange bag full of product makes sense. In fact, it’s because it’s recognition.

She said it’s gifts like this that help remind healthcare workers that we are all together in this fight against COVID-19.

“We are so grateful that we have businesses in our community that recognize all the hard work and selfless dedication that our team members give to the community, and for them to donate so many products that we can then return and share with. our people are just wonderful, ”exclaimed Carla.

This is not the first time that Ultra Beauty has donated fun gifts to the community health system. Last year, they also gave gift bags with beauty products to healthcare workers, spreading joy one bag at a time.

“I want them to leave knowing that people are doing what they are doing. People are realizing that they truly are health heroes, ”Jen concluded.


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