Beauty Bus Delivering Hope through Beauty.
In September of 2010 I was introduced to the angels at Beauty Bus Foundation. My mother, Francesca, was losing her battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s) in late 2010 and although she had been a ballerina and ballet teacher all her life, she was now completely paralyzed and homebound. She would receive regular visits from doctors, nurses etc., but on this day, she was treated to a home spa service and a beautiful mani/pedi. As her caregiver, I also received a complimentary pedicure, complete with pretty flowers on my toes. This little moment of pampering truly brightened our day. Francesca died in February 2011, but I will always remember her smiles on that day and how she was truly treated like a queen. When life is ebbing away and there is little left but memories and suffering, to have a chance to feel beautiful again is a precious gift.
Since its founding Beauty Bus has delivered over 5,000 services to almost 3,500 clients and delivered 30,000 bags of beauty. The youngest client is 3 years old and the oldest is 101.
Mission:To deliver dignity, hope and respite to chronically or terminally ill men, women and children and their caregivers through beauty and grooming services and pampering products.
Beauty Bus accomplishes their mission through:
· In-Home Beauty and Grooming Services: Beauty Bus’ core program provides in-home beauty and grooming services, free of charge, to patients whose illness or condition prevents them from accessing a salon or spa and their caregivers.
· Pop-Up Salons: Beauty Bus creates Pop-Up Salons where patients and caregivers receive a variety of complimentary beauty and grooming services in a setting that promotes support and serenity.
· Bag of Beauty Program: Beauty Bus gives complimentary Bags of Beauty filled with pampering products to remind patients and caregivers that they deserve to look and feel beautiful.
If you are a licensed nail technician, hairstylist, esthetician or professional make-up artist and would like to volunteer, you can apply at: https://www.beautybus.org/volunteers/
9th Annual Beauty Drive:
On Saturday, April 14, 2018 you are invited to join Beauty Bus for a Day-O-Glam at the Skirball Cultural Center. https://beautybf.ejoinme.org/PurchaseTicketsHereBeautyDrive2018
Beauty Bus can be reached at: 310-392-0900 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beauty Bus…. Bringing beauty home.
Cell/Text: 818.390.3268 Office/Fax: 818.999.1116