Guilty, guilty, guilty! Spring fever and gardening our property stole me away from writing. Here are a few pictures to share...the fruits of my labor and why I just love nature.
Soooo much more to tell! I've picked the best of the best to share...
This spring, a Jenkintown High School senior student, Casey Lam, reached out to intern with MJS. As a parent, I understand the importance of life experiences for young adults, especially when seeking career direction, so of course I said yes!
Prior to this, a local merchant/friend/role model, Gloria Harrelson, started a local fundraiser with Painting With A Twist, to support the charity Children With Hair Loss. I am deeply moved by CWHL, as its purpose is to offer FREE wigs to children in need (for any reason, up to age 21). I reached out to Gloria, the Eastern Montgomery County salon sponsor who personally styles the wigs for free. I wanted to help make this bigger.
My Jewel Shop, Inc., Images Hair Solutions (Gloria's Salon), Painting With A Twist, Casey Lam, and many fellow merchants teamed together to raise money and awareness. Local salons are equipped to take hair donations throughout the year (8"), and so far we've been rather successful. Many businesses collected money, many businesses made donations. Many thanks to the following participants for your support:
Accent on Beaute, Allegheny Art Compant, The Art of It Gallery & Market, Berta Sawyer, Breslin's Consignment Corner, David Arnold Hair Salon, Drake Tavern, Fill-A-Bagel & Breads, Fleishman's Furniture Concepts, Green Hearts Pink, Images Hair Studio, Jenkintown Electric, Jenkintown Running Company, Kazoodle's Pet Boutique, Leila's Bistro, Marzano Ristorante, Mr. Paul Barber-Stylist, My Jewel Shop, Painting With A Twist, Rosnov's Jewelers, Stillwater Acupuncture LLC, Styles of Elegance, This Littlle Gallery, Transcendental Meditation, Velvet Sky Bakery & Cafe
When on the phone with the mother who started CWHL, she had to put me on hold. She returned and apologized for the long wait. She was speaking to a mother whose daughter just passed and asked for a wig for the funeral. Wow, my heart dropped. Gloria has shared stories of her experiences. Imagine a parent and child seeing themselves with hair for the first time.
When I first thought bigger, my mission was to educate the public about Children With Hair Loss and raise funds for this amazing cause. In less than 2 weeks, our small town made a difference in the lives of MANY children. I am moved beyond words by our community and deeply motivated to continue to fund raise for this cause. Watch out...next year I'm thinking even bigger!