SOURCE: Murad, Inc.

December 17, 2009 14:26 ET

Murad Employees, Management Emphasize Philanthropic Giving for the Holiday Season

EL SEGUNDO, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2009) - For the second consecutive year, Murad, Inc. has announced it will host an all-employee toy drive to benefit local underprivileged children. The toy drive is just one of many philanthropic activities the company's employees and management will engage in this season. While the holidays may be considered the season of giving, philanthropic and charitable behavior is an all-year, deep rooted element of Murad's corporate culture.

"Murad's founder, Howard Murad, M.D., has always been a strong advocate for his employees, looking at the company as a family," added Richard Murad, General Manager for Murad, Inc. "With an overall commitment to the health of our customers, our community and our world, Dr. Murad is a strong believer in supporting the philanthropic efforts of his staff as they relate to their own personal charitable passions. The holiday season is no exception."

To distribute toys and gifts to local needy children, Murad has partnered with Torrance, California-based New Challenge Ministries at the suggestion of Laura Hernandez, who is Director of Customer Care for Murad and volunteers regularly at the New Challenge Food Bank.

Besides the toy drive, the diverse list of other charitable donations and activities Murad and its employees are participating in this season includes donations of product, services and volunteer hours to Planet Hope; the FIDM Scholarship Foundation's 2nd Annual Los Angeles Alumni Holiday Dinner; Torrance Memorial Medical Center's Holiday Festival Auction; Randal D. Simmons Outreach Foundation's 2nd Annual Legacy of Love Holiday Celebration Silent Auction; The Annual Breakfast with Santa event benefiting APLA Family; and the United/Chicago Bears "Making Holiday Wishes Come True" event benefiting underprivileged families in the Chicago area, as well as many other causes close the hearts of Murad employees. Murad is even placing product in 200 care packages being sent to the troops in the Middle East.

Murad, Inc. was founded in 1989 by Howard Murad. M.D., one of the world's foremost authorities on skin health and a pioneer of the clinical skincare movement. All Murad products are based in The Science of Cellular Water, Dr. Murad's unified theory of health and aging.

The Murad brand includes 88 consumer products and 45 professional products sold in 45 countries. Murad is the #1 selling clinical skin care brand at many locations including Sephora and Ulta. Known globally for high performance topical and internal skincare, Murad has grown by producing innovative products that meet the needs of its customers.

Contact Information