Shrusti Amula emerged as Women of Worth at a Star-Studded Celebration around National Philanthropy Day by L’Oréal Paris


Eva Longoria, Aja Naomi King, Camila Cabello, Andie MacDowell and Helen Mirren attend the 18th Annual L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth Celebration at NeueHouse Hollywood (Photo credit L'Oréal Paris)

Founder of Rise N Shine Foundation, a youth-led non-profit organization dedicated to reducing food waste through composting and food recovery programs

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Recently, L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth hosted its annual celebration event at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles with the brand’s iconic lineup of spokespeople including Camila Cabello, Eva Longoria, Andie MacDowell, Helen Mirren, Aja Naomi King, and more to recognize the 2023 honoree class, as per the release.

“Women’s empowerment continues to be an essential mission of our brand,” said L’Oréal Paris USA President, Ali Goldstein. “As we approach two decades of this impactful program, we are honored to once again champion 10 women uplifting their communities through service. These women showcase resilience, courage, and strength, and embody our iconic tagline ‘Because you’re worth it.'”

“Closing equity gaps impacting vulnerable populations is a personal passion of mine, particularly within the LatinX community,” said actor, director, producer, and activist Eva Longoria. “I’m honored to join the L’Oréal Paris family this year in honoring the incredible change these women are inspiring as they fight for a better world for all of us.”

The 2023 honorees (Photo credit L’Oréal Paris)

The 2023 honorees and their non-profits include a high school student and Founder of Rise N Shine Foundation, Shrusti Amula (Clarksburg, MD), amongst the 10 female changemakers recognized for their extraordinary efforts in uplifting their communities, each honoree receiving a $25,000 grant.

Shrusti Amula, a high school student, is the Founder of Rise N Shine Foundation, a youth-led non-profit organization dedicated to reducing food waste through composting and food recovery programs. 

As per the release, Amula started her journey of service at the young age of seven after learning how much food is wasted and its harmful effects on the world. By the age of 12, she planned and implemented a composting program that was then adopted by her state for use in schools, which will be running in all 209 schools by June 2024.

Shrusti Amula (Photo credit L’Oréal Paris)

To date, Amula has diverted around 100 thousand pounds of food waste from incinerators to become compost instead. The program helps cultivate green habits in students, creates leadership opportunities, and helps them become climate changemakers of tomorrow. In the past year, she has donated approximately 150,000 meals to the food-insecure community.

As per the release, for the second year and in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery’s Courageous Studios, the inspiring in-person celebration will be streamed from home beginning on December 5 at its website and on the L’Oréal Paris’ YouTube channel. This will showcase the inspiring stories of the 10 honorees and their organizations serving climate action, gender equality, quality education, and more.

The L’Oréal Paris division of L’Oréal USA, Inc. is a total beauty care brand dedicated to empowering women by offering luxurious and innovative products and services available in the mass market.

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