2012 has been a year of growth and change for us at HairFlair for Hope. As we turn our energy towards the holidays, we are thankful for having been able to steer our organization forward and introduce it to new audiences and participants, with the help of our community of volunteers and friends. We’d love to share some of this year’s highlights with you:
- Nonprofit Status: Our application for 501(c)(3) charity status is currently being reviewed by the I.R.S. We await news of a favorable outcome that will put us in a position to grow our reach by improving our eligibility for new funding opportunities.
- Makers and Doers: We held several wig-making workshops at high
school and college campuses in the DC area, including Trinity College and the University of Maryland. Many enthusiastic student volunteers helped us build our wig inventory in a fun and high-energy environment. We value our time with these students and love the round-table discussions we have with them about health awareness.
- New Friends at Figment: In September, we took part in the first annual Figment DC participatory art festival. We brought several ‘demo’ wigs and staged a photo shoot with the festival’s participants to help grow awareness for our cause. Over 200 people had fun posing in HairFlair wigs and told us what they thought when they first looked into a mirror. Were you there? If so, we invite you to tag yourself in the gallery we’ve posted on Facebook.
- A new DC home: Although it is too early for a ribbon-cutting, HairFlair for Hope is soon to have a workshop space in the heart of the District of Columbia. With a convenient location and secure storage for our supplies, this is a dream come true.
Purchasing is simple… Send a $28 payment via Paypal (includes shipping) and will mail one out within 3 days. While we cannot guarantee your exact choice, please let us know if you would prefer: A)Pink/burgundy purple; C) Blue; D) Red; E) White/black/silver; or E) neutrals (browns,tan,camel).
Give the gift of HOPE: Looking for a gift this holiday season? Please consider purchasing one of our fabulous handcrafted flower hair accessories (which can double as a brooch with its copper-tone pin-back) for just $25. ALL PROCEEDS go directly to Hair-Flair for Hope.
Just as HairFlair wigs brings a smile to the face of patients, doctors, friends and families going through a difficult time, we hope our year-end news has brightened your day. We encourage you to stay in touch with us through our Facebook or Twitter(@HairFlairforHope). And if you like what we post, please share with others and add us to your Facebook Interests lists.
You, our friends, are our best ambassadors and can help us spread our message further. Do you feel moved by what we do or know know someone who does? Would you like to do more? We are currently looking to recruit new energetic members to become an integral part of our organization and would love to hear from you.
If you have room in your personal giving this year, HairFlair for Hope is always appreciative of monetary gifts or in-kind resources that contribute to the excellence of our mission and keep our overhead down. For in-kind donations, gift cards for Staples, Best Buy, JoAnns, Michaels and AC Moore are a convenient option. For more information, please visit our giving page or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May you have a wonderful and joyful holiday season.
Yours with warmth,
HairFlair for Hope Board of Directors
Sherri Sosslau, Linda Vene, Kimberly Huey, Nora Lockshin and Katie Desmond