Grassroots hosted it’s second “A Day Off ” Event. This event focused on giving people with a life-threatening or chronic illness, “A Day Off” from managing self-care. Each guest received a complimentary haircut/style or scalp massage with essential oils, hand massage and a make-up application. Many local small businesses, clients of Grassroots and staff generously made donations to help fund the event and to help with purchasing items to fill the gift bags that were given to each participant. First English Lutheran Church provided beautiful hand-made prayer shawls for everyone. The Grassroots Compassion team donated their time and services at the event. There were many smiles, laughter and new friendships that were fostered that day. Here are some pictures that were taken of some of the beautiful woman we had the opportunity to meet that day:
Early this month Grassroots stylists: Angie Kustic, Kara Schuh, Scott Richards, Tracey Drews and Jody Fulcer participated in the event Fashion on the Fox. A fashion show that featured innovative spring/summer clothing, hair and makeup trends. We would like to thank Vintique for provided our models with their clothing and Chad Larson Photography for taking pictures of our team during the event. Also a huge thanks to our beautiful models, clients of Grassroots, for helping us make this event successful. The event raised $1,000 for programs to support the Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley.
Grassroots is teaming up with Carla Hales, Harbor House Prevention Educator Coordinator, and visiting local high schools during the month of February, which is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Carla will be setting up a informational display during school lunch hours to increase awareness. The students are also having “a wear purple day”. Grassroots stylist: Tracey, Angie, Jody and Kara will be installing purple hair extensions for $10 each. Proceeds will be donated to Harbor House to support future programs.
Here are some interesting facts regarding Teen Dating Violence:
1 in 3 teens experience an abusive dating relationship, by the time they graduate high school.
1 in 3 teens say they are text messaged 10, 20, 30 times an hour by a partner keeping tabs on them.
A 2011 survey of 1500 Outagamie County freshmen and sophmore students revealed 20% of them had experienced or were currently experiencing an abusive dating relationship.
82% of parents do not think dating abuse is an issue for teens. They are wrong.
On May 15th, Kara Schuh will be walking in the Juvenile Diabetes Reasearch Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes. Kara will be walking to support her friend/client’s son, Eli, who is six years old and was just diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes this past November. With all of our support, hopefully they can find a cure for Eli!
Here is a letter Eli has written, asking for our support:
Hello! I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on November 2, 2009. This will be my first year participating in JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $100 million. My mom, dad, many other family members, and friends will be walking by my side to help me find my cure for diabetes. Each day I have to receive a minimum of 4 injections along with at least 4 finger pokes to figure out my blood sugar levels. With your support, they will hopefully find a cure in my lifetime, and I won’t have to go through these shots every day!
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
There is some good news, though. For the first time, scientists are predicting that we CAN expect to see a cure will within our lifetime!
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won’t you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together we can make the cure a reality!
Thank you so much for any help you can provide.
If you would like give a donation, please write a check to JDRF, stop in at Grassroots and you can leave it with Kara Schuh, stylist. Thanks for your support.