Hillary Marek via Crowdrise
November 05, 2011
BENEFITING: GOOD WISHES
Good Wishes provides an It's a Wrap© to anyone experiencing the thinning or loss of hair as a result of illness or treatment at no cost. Each scarf is a gift of hope that carries with it the support and good wishes of our staff and represents the strength and dignity of those who wear it. All Good Wishes gifts are adorned with - SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS as a special symbol to honor the courage and spirit of the reciepient
As a CEO of my own company and 20 years of experience in the fashion accessories industry under my belt, one of my most memorable moments came with a simple question asked by a loyal customer, Hillary, who had recently undergone chemotherapy. What did I have for someone who had lost the very thing that I had built much of my business around: Hair. I apologized and told her we did not carry anything of that nature, and then it hit me. Why not offer her something that in my view was arguably even more vibrant and beautiful? For years I had worked with the finest cotton and silk fabrics with the most beautiful and inspiring colors and designs. I offered to send Hillary a scarf at no charge. It was the least I could do for this woman who was just looking for a little something to make her feel pretty and feminine during a difficult time. At our staff meeting later that week, we took a moment for Hillary and we sent our very first scarf along with our good wishes for a quick recovery. It was at that time that the Good Wishes program was born. - Laurie Erickson, CEO/President, The Finest Accessories™ Inc.
Our mission is simple: to provide free of charge, one beautiful It's a Wrap© or Good Wishes Scarf to anyone experiencing the thinning or loss of hair as a result of illness or treatment. Our goal is to in some small way ease their journey, provide a small bit of comfort and share the power of positive thinking and good wishes with these individuals on their path to healing and recovery.
How It Works
When possible, we ask people, or their friends and loved ones, to choose three or more fabrics that suit their coloring and style and then contact us by phone (888-884-3653) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). We then send a wrap or scarf in a fabric of their choosing directly to these women along with the support and Good Wishes of all of our staff!. If someone does not have access to the internet, we are more than happy to talk with them about their style and color preferences and select something beautiful for them. [Shipping make take 3-6 weeks depending upon stock and demand. International requests will need to pay shipping costs only.]
Wall of Hope
With every gift of a headwrap or scarf that we deliver, we also send our personal good wishes for healing and recovery to each recipient. As a way to keep them in our hearts and continue sending them our positive thoughts, we created the Wall of Hope. Each recipient is represented by a plaquard bearing their name, city, date sent and scarf number. As we go about our daily tasks, we can look up and be reminded of individuals whose journey is hopefully made a bit more bearable through our program and we can take a moment to send them additional Good wishes.