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I Am TreePeople: Hilarey Benda


We believe trees are healers. 

Beyond their climate-fighting powers, trees can move us toward emotional

healing, too. That is why we offer tree dedications. Not only do dedications

support a climate-resilient LA, but they offer a means to symbolically

celebrate, honor or memorialize a loved one. Hilarey Benda, Founder of Beople’s Buddies, is a shining example of someone using tree dedications powerfully.


“I’ve never viewed any one life as more important than another.”


Beople’s Buddies is a unique non-profit animal adoption organization with a focus on the inner-connectivity of all life. Her vision for the company began while pursuing her Masters in Social Work. She knew one thing for sure: she wanted to unite her love for animals, people and the environment. 

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Hilarey Benda

How 7 LA tech companies are

giving back this holiday season



Flipagram is hosting two different drives this holiday season helping those

in the LA area. Earlier this week, they began collecting for a Canned Food

Drive to benefit the LA Food Bank.


They also began collecting pet supplies for Beople's Buddies, a local animal rescue organization whose mission is to rehabilitate abandoned dogs and cats in order to find them new homes. 


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Nonprofit Rescue Helps Find

Homes for Senior Dogs and

Dogs with Special Needs


Los Angeles' animal shelters are full of abandoned dogs waiting to be

adopted, but those with special needs have an especially tough time

finding a forever home. One local woman, however, has made it her mission to find homes for these special needs dogs.

Hillary Benda is a former social worker-turned animal rescuer, and she is most definitely a dog person. Benda has made it her mission to save as many hard-to-adopt dogs as possible.

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Hilarey Benda: Abandoned

Animal Advocate

We’ve teamed up with 5 women who defy clichés, create legacies and are

completely unafraid to start a revolution. These Alba Botanica® brand

users represent everything we stand for and absolutely believe in doing

beautiful in the world.

First up, Meet Hilarey!

An animal lover through and through, we think Hilarey easily has one of the best jobs in the world. Founder and president of Beople's Buddies, a non-profit with the mission to rescue and rehabilitate abandoned cats and dogs, Hilarey works tirelessly to ensure every animal receives all the love and snuggles it deserves. 

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