Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Charity Followup-TWLOHA

Yesterday I contacted TWLOHA, ASPCA and GLAAD to followup on the promised charity donations by GlitterSniffer Cosmetics.

Briefly, the situation is thus: GlitterSniffer Cosmetics raised money for the charities and originally set a donation date of December 24, 2010. The money was not donated but was instead used to fund the recall of unsafe products sold by GlitterSniffer Cosmetics. Several of the GLAAD pigments were part of that recall. GlitterSniffer Cosmetics stated they would reraise the charity money. On January 4, 2011, TWLOHA confirmed that they expected the donation to be made within the month. The donation to TWLOHA still has not been made. All posts relating to charity, including screenshots of commitments made by GlitterSniffer Cosmetics, may be found here.

GlitterSniffer Cosmetics was recently asked about the money raised for charity and gave an amount totaling a little over $3,000.00 for all three charities.


Today I received the following email from TWLOHA.
Hey there,

Thank you for writing to us and expressing your concerns about
Glittersniffer Cosmetics.  We have been in contact with the people at
the GS company and have been aware of their fundraising efforts since
the beginning steps.  They let us know that they were not able to make
the intended donation before the end of the year, but they are hoping
to have it to us within the next five months.  We understand that
sometimes there are unexpected complications in running a business,
and we trust that GS Cosmetics will follow through on their intended
donation.  Thanks for asking.

With Hope,
Team TWLOHA
The timeline that was given originally to TWLOHA was December 24, 2010, which was then extended to within a month of January 4, 2011, which has now been extended to five months.

Meanwhile, GlitterSniffer Cosmetics is having various sales (of unlabeled randoms which do not appear to meet FDA requirements for labeling and possibly violate Artfire's TOS as if they do not meet FDA labeling requirements they are subject to recall) and giving away free samples, postage paid.


One would think that donating money that was raised for charity and refunding customers for unusable products would be the company's first priority. That, however, does not appear to be the case.

I have not heard back from the ASPCA or GLAAD as yet, but will do a followup post as more information becomes available.

2 comments:

  1. Her excuse for re-opening and selling was so that she could re-raise the money for charity and refund people. It's infuriating that people are still waiting for refunds and the charities are still waiting for donations all while she is giving away free stuff left and right. Postage paid, and everything.

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  2. My thinking was originally after Paypal had froze her account, she switched over to Google checkout and lots of people were hesitant to purchase through google with good reasoning. After people started expressing concerns there were crazy deals more than a few times a day, and people were jumping to open google accounts. *Sigh*

    I hope the charity organizations receive their money in the end.

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