We are beaming with joy! Thanks to an amazing burst of donor activity in the past 48 hours, we met our SSG fundraising goal, which will fund 50% of our planned expenses for 2011.
For those still wishing to contribute, please do so today, as we continue to raise funds to cover the remaining expenses of our fiscal year. Less than 24 hours remain to expand and exceed our goal. Just like our wigs, crafted from many threads and hands, our first campaign is tied together with the perfect ingredients to make life sparkle, and that includes you.
Tell your friends, share this status, and thank you for your compassion and generosity.
Recently, we held a workshop for teenage students at Roosevelt High School. This was our first wigmaking workshop in the DC school system and it was a great success. HFfH walked away with 10 beautiful handcrafted wigs (to be donated) and the kids had fun learning a new craft. We learned that this was the first “craft” event that the school had held in a long time, due to budget cuts which have all but eliminated most of the arts and crafts programs. The best part was that these teens were able to add hours to their community service efforts AND seemed to embrace the concept of charity.
It was a Win/Win for all.
We’re in the home stretch of our 1st funding campaign!
Bald can indeed be beautiful — but try convincing a young girl or woman of this who just lost her beloved locks to chemotherapy. The beauty and strength that WE see, when we look at a friend who is engaged in the fight of her life, might not be what SHE sees when she looks at herself in the mirror. This is why one of our donors chose to contribute to HairFlair for Hope’s first funding campaign. In her words:
“I chose to support HFfH because I love the idea of free, fun hair to people who for various reasons, have lost theirs. I know from watching three people I care about very deeply suffer from hair loss due to cancer treatments, how deeply the hair loss affected their self-esteem, and at times, their sense of self-worth. I thought they were beautiful, but they did not. It broke my heart. In my opinion, HFfH helps people feel beautiful, creative, unique and loved.”
This HairFlair for Hope fan saw firsthand how her friend’s self esteem was tied to her hair. This is one of many reasons why we began handcrafting magnificent fantasy wigs for people experiencing medical hair loss. We have since built a community of caring souls who make a difference in the lives of those whose esteem is hanging on by a thin thread. HairFlair for Hope strengthens that thin thread, one strand of yarn at a time, and rebuilds the confidence of the children and adults who proudly wear HairFlair wigs.
Thanks to this donor and 31 other direct supporters during the first 2 months of our first fundraising campaign, we now have raised $5283 (85% of the way towards our $6779 funding goal) of financial support to help us continue to bring the joy of color, play and fantasy to those who most need a boost.
With just 3 weeks left to our campaign, please help us meet 100% of our goal by clicking http://tinyurl.com/HFFHandSSG. Every little bit makes a BIG difference. Just $10 buys a skein (or two) of yarn towards our wigs and will make someone’s day a whole lot more beautiful.
Yours in Hope,
Sherri Sosslau – President of HairFlair for Hope