I am hoping the heading of this Blog stops every reader and that you read past this sentence. The typical makeup artist stereotype is an attractive girl in heels, snapping her gum and using the word “like” in every statement that comes out of her full glossy lips. Guess what? As your Beauty Expert that stereotype is far from reality. I want to share with my readers and fans my experience of a specific charity I have been a part of since I was 16 years old. The Team of JKFlashy Luxury Makeup Artists creates a much more beautiful “picture” of a Makeup Artist, that which is brains & beauty on an intrinsic level. I was an intern part of high school and throughout my college years for a company called Goodrich, located in Danbury Connecticut. Every year I would contribute to an amazing charity that Goodrich offered to all of its employees. The program is called United Way's “Back to School,” and Goodrich Employees have the opportunity to sponsor a child. Sponsoring a child includes buying all of a child’s back to school needs. Goodrich always provides a generous gift card to go along with the back pack donation. Fifteen years later I continue to sponsor a child every year. I love it, look forward to it and consider it a joy of being able to give to those who really need it. This year, I challenged my team to sponsor a child with me. To my surprise we sponsored 10 children and consistent to every past year Goodrich provided a gift card for every child we sponsored.
This past week, I attended “Distribution Day” which is when all the book bags are picked up by their respectful children. Distribution Day is known as a celebration for children. I witnessed beautiful, innocent children of every ethnicity and age walk through the school doors, very excited and full of anticipation to collect their back to school items. I was humbled more than any words could explain to you right now. I was full of Gratitude for every single person in my life and for the ability to be able to have the desire to give to others. I smiled because whether the JKFlashy Team is providing makeup services for an event, a photo shoot or a corporate function, it is always a celebration! Our clients chose to have makeup services to celebrate a milestone, right of passage or an important event. On a Charitable Level donating to Goodrich & their generous donation to United Way; children we are able to experience a Beautiful Celebration. I speak for my entire team when I say that I can't wait for the next Celebration we are involved with on a Charitable level and grateful for every day Celebrations with our clients.