OK, it's up to you! If you want to get involved helping terminally or chronically ill people and their caregivers recieve the gift of beauty, then help the Beauty Bus Foundation win the opportunity to receive $50,000 in the Pepsi Refresh Project, an initiative that's designed to fund good ideas that help refresh our world.
The opportunity to receive $50,000 in funding would allow Beauty Bus Foundation to bring beauty into the lives of 400 more patients and caregivers. Through this initiative by Pepsi, individuals can apply for grants to benefit a variety of projects and site visitors can vote for the best ideas for funding. Pepsi accepts up to 1,000 new ideas each month and then allows individuals to vote for their organization of choice up to three times a day online, via text message and on Facebook. The organizations with the most votes win.
“We worked very hard to submit an application that would be accepted into the Pepsi Refresh Project. Now we need to mobilize our current supporters, their networks and new supporters to give us the votes we need to become one of the lucky 10 projects to receive $50,000 of funding,” says Alicia Liotta, Beauty Bus Foundation founder. “With this money we will be able to extend our services and bring hope, dignity and respite to 400 more patients and caregivers. As one client said, ‘When we feel forgotten about, Beauty Bus reminds us what true beauty is.’ We need votes to bring this lift and gift of beauty to more people in need.”
In an effort to support those who generate innovative, optimistic ideas, the Pepsi Refresh Project will award more than $20 million in 2010 to move communities forward. The Beauty Bus Foundation has received the support of beauty industry superstars such as Bosley Professional Strength, Sephora, OPI, Bare Escentuals and Cargo Cosmetics, and countless professional beauty volunteers.
The Beauty Bus Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for chronically or terminally ill people and their caregivers by bringing beauty into their lives. Beauty Bus provides in-home beauty and grooming treatments, free of charge, to men, women and children whose illness or conditionprevents them from accessing a salon or spa. Beauty Bus strives to empower our clients, help them maintain dignity and give them respite during difficult times. Services are focused on people with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), cancer, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, stroke, other select neuromuscular and motor neuron diseases and their caregivers. Beauty Bus Foundation reaches out to compromised and isolated individuals to bring them the lift and gift of beauty.
Click here to read ALS patient Scott Lew's heartfelt story to encourage you to vote for the Beauty Bus