Non-Profits We Support
Urban Skin Rx® was founded in response to a disparity in the skincare industry for people of color. Throughout her childhood, our Founder and CEO, Rachel Roff, knew what it felt like to not love the skin she was in. She suffered from severe childhood bullying due to being overweight, having acne, and brandishing a large, precancerous mole on her face. As a result, Rachel developed a passion for helping others love their skin and those in need, which has proliferated throughout the entire company.
Since our formation in 2010, Urban Skin Rx® has been committed to fighting injustice against children, adolescent girls, women and the Black community. As a company that predominantly serves and sells to BIPOC and women, we recognize that it is not enough to focus our efforts solely on our product formulations, so we are committed to always having compassion for marginalized communities, bringing awareness to the issues they face and providing financial support to organizations that are dedicated to supporting them.
We understand that this is only one step toward a brighter future for generations to come, but we are fully invested in rising to the challenge and always doing more.
Learn more about the non-profit organizations we support below.
Racial Justice Organizations
Campaign Zero is a police reform campaign established by Black Lives Matter activists in 2015 with the goal of ending police brutality in America through comprehensive, researched-based policy solutions at local, state and federal levels that limit police intervention, ensure accountability and improve community interactions.
Color of Change
Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization that was created to find effective campaigns to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back and champion solutions that move everyone forward. They challenge injustice, hold corporate and political leaders accountable, commission game-changing research on systems of inequality and advance solutions for racial justice that can transform the world.
Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc.
Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. Their network centers around those who have been marginalized within Black liberation movements, and affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum.
Black Visions Collective
Established in 2017, Black Visions Collective’s mission is to organize powerful, connected Black communities and dismantle systems of violence in order to create conditions for long-term success and transformation. They seek to achieve this through building strategic campaigns, investing in Black leadership and engaging in cultural and narrative organizing.
Youth Support Organizations
A Child’s Place
Since 1989, the mission of A Child’s Place has been to work to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education in Mecklenburg County. Each unique service at ACP addresses complex challenges of homelessness to build a community where children have access to housing, engage in healthy supportive relationships and succeed in school with the ultimate goal being to create systemic change.
Pat’s Place coordinates the investigation, treatment and prosecution of the most serious cases of child abuse in Mecklenburg County, NC. We provide a physical environment where a child’s well-being is our first priority and break the cycle of abuse through training, education and community outreach.
We are celebrating 15 years of empowering girls! It is our goal to ensure that teen girls thrive and develop the social and emotional skills to navigate in the classroom and the working world. It is our mission to transform the lives of girls (11-16) through character building programs that develop self-awareness, self-competence and social competence.
Organizations for Women
Social Reform Organizations
In the Community
Skin Care that Cares
Urban Skin Rx® donates $100 to a charity of choice in honor of each employee’s birthday.
Winter Toy Drive
Lissie, Chanel and Stevee are all smiles before delivering donated toys to A Child’s Place
Yearly, team members take the day off to join together to give back to the community.