Exciting news today! The Sun Sailor Newspaper did a story about my business and it’s unique Gifting Program. The Gifting Program is a service I offer that provides family, friends and co-workers the opportunity to donate with the intent of helping to offset the cost of a wig. It provides a tangible way for others to be supportive and helpful. I featured one of my customers who benefited from this process in the story, Betta from Plymouth. Betta came to me shortly after her breast cancer diagnosis. She was starting chemotherapy which would result in losing her hair. In the process of choosing a wig she also shared that her husband just lost his job, in fact 2 weeks before her diagnosis. Realizing that her budget was tight, I suggested that we involve her family, friends and co-workers. I know from my own experience that people want to help, but don’t know what to do. Her husband Paul was willing to send an email letting their friends and family know that Betta had found a wig shop and would be making a purchase. By simply presenting my contact information to their group, my phone began to ring and e-mails began to arrive with credit card donations. I collected the funds in an account for her, so when she was ready to make a decision, she didn’t need to worry about cutting corners or having a ‘make-do’ approach to such a personal purchase. She was able to have a quality wig that she could feel confident wearing. You can see by the accompanying photo how great she looks! It’s really heart-warming to see how supportive people are when a loved one has a need.
To read the Sun Sailor story, click here.