L'Oreal Paris finds beauty in giving back by honoring women who make a difference

Each year, L'Oréal Paris sets out to find women who are making an impact in their community and help tell their stories to the world. Since 2006, the program has honored 80 inspiring women with thousands of nominations reflecting the important issues women face today.

This year, 10 women were chosen from thousands of applicants and honored for their extraordinary efforts to serve their communities with a $10,000 donation to their charitable cause. One of these ten amazing women will be chosen as National Honoree and awarded an additional $25,000 donation to further her organization's mission. You can help support their cause by casting your vote on Womenofworth.com from November 4th to November 20th! StyleList sat down with two of the honorees Patty Boles and Maria D'Angelo, while they were filming their stories in front of L'Oréal Paris' cameras.

Patty is a mother of 11 (ten of which she adopted). She has cared for more than 100 special needs children in San Diego, CA for more than 33 years. Her organization 'Straight from the Heart' is a resource center for foster children and their caregivers. 'Straight from the Heart' does it all! They provide books, clothes, diapers, counseling, education, and more. "As a foster parent, I know how difficult it is for parents and their children. Our organization wants to be the lending hand that helps guide parents through the process. We are giving foster parents a voice in the community." Patricia's story is truly inspiring. Her selflessness and determination to make change is a quality that makes her the perfect honoree for Women of Worth.

Maria D'Angelo is one of those women who goes after what she wants. After volunteering for
years, Maria stumbled on an old campsite that she decided to turn into a camp for homeless children and mother's. Her organization "Children's Lifesaving Foundation" guide women and their families through every aspect of life. The camp now servers over 75,000 at-risk and homeless children, teens and their families. "My strength and motivation comes from seeing these women and their families succeed. Their is nothing better than seeing them leave camp with the tools to move their lives forward." Maria's brazen fervor for life is a quality to be admired. She continues to inspire other men and women in her quest to change the face of homelessness in this country.

Make sure you check out all the honorees at WomenofWorth.com and vote for your favorite from November 4th to November 20th.
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