We Are Proud To Give Back
In January Jessicurl launched our new Giving Program. Over the years we’ve done what we could to support charities and non-profits, usually through donating products to auctions and the like. Starting in 2016 we’re making charitable giving a part of our business model and I couldn’t be more excited.
Each quarter we donate to a different charity or non-profit, and are very much interested in hearing from YOU about who you would like to see us support. You can do so using the submission form on our main Giving Program Page. All submissions will be considered and each quarter we will donate to a new organization.
For the first quarter of 2016 we were thrilled to doante to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The kids whom St. Jude treats are suffering from life-threatening childhood illnesses such as cancer and sickle cell disease, and many of the treatment protocols require care that can last for years. For example, the average cost for treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of childhood cancer, is more than $485,000 over a two to three year treatment plan.
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. While the hospital accepts insurance, many services provided by St. Jude have never been covered by insurance, and will not be in the future. In fact, only 12% of the money to operate the hospital comes from insurance recoveries and 10% comes from grants.
Unlike other hospitals, the majority of funding for St. Jude comes from donors. It costs $2 million per day to operate St. Jude, and public contributions provide 75 percent of the funds necessary to operate the hospital.
I remember being a little kid, around age 10, and seeing St. Jude on TV and just crying and crying because my heart broke for the kids I was watching. I felt so helpless not to be able to do anything for them. (I WAS 10 though, after all.)
Now Jessicurl has been in business for 13 years. The hair business. I understand what a luxury it is to be so consumed with hair, even though I’m also the first to admit that it is MORE than just hair.
For all of these reasons, I’m just elated that we were able to contribute to St. Jude.
For the second quarter of 2016 I'm please to support A Little Help, based in Colorado. This orgnization was suggested by a Jessicurl customer and I'm thrilled to be supporting causes that matter to you! :)
A Little Help began in 2005 when a group of retirees recognized the desire of many seniors to stay in their own homes and contribute to their respective communities.
These neighbors based their model on the national village movement, where neighbors coordinate and deliver essential services within their community to allow elders to remain in their homes.
In 2007, A Little Help (formerly Washington Park Cares) incorporated as a 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing older adults with non-medical services essential to maintaining active, productive lives in their own homes within community.
Since then, A Little Help has served over 450 elders and have engaged more than 1,000 community volunteers. A Little Help is helping older adults age in their homes by connecting them to an important resource plentiful in every community; good neighbors.
Many tasks around the house and yard chip away at independence, but with A Little Help, good neighbors can help elders with transportation, yard work, handiwork, home organization, and social engagement so they may thrive in the communities they have put down roots in for decades.
A Little Help is dedicated to helping older adults thrive in meaningful community by connecting intergenerationally to share stories, combat isolation, and reawaken purpose.
I'm thrilled that Jessicurl can contribute to improving the lives of seniors. I’m also eager to hear from you about who you think we should support in the future, so please feel free to let me know using the form on the Giving Program page.