My name is Adriana and I am a proud waxer at Urban Waxx, and the coordinator of the Urban Waxx Philanthropic Task Force! This group planned and executed our first 24 hour wax-a-thon last October, which raised $6,000 for two wonderful charities: Friends of Trees and The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
I created the Task Force last year as a response to the Portland community who has given the company, and me personally, so much positivity and support these past 5 years. We are grateful our business has been able to grow, and delighted we are able to provide our waxing services to so many awesome people. The owner and employees of Urban Waxx take their positions in the community very seriously, and wish to see their beautiful corner of the world thrive.
The direction of the Task Force is two-fold: First, we meet to decide which organizations will receive Urban Waxx donations. As we receive many donation requests, it is difficult to support them all, but we try to support those that we can. We especially like to help causes that our clients are involved with, and therefore, those usually receive preference. As well, we love assisting organizations which promote women empowerment. There is no limit to what women can do (as exhibited by our esteemed leader, Shannon Conley) and Urban Waxx is committed to seeing women reach their professional goals.
The second aspect of the Task Force is community volunteerism. We will regularly be going into the neighborhood to work hands-on to make a difference. This holiday season we are excited to visit Portland Independent Living, a care facility for the elderly, where we will sing carols, visit, eat cookies, and hopefully spread a little joy. As well, we are holding an inter-company toy and necessities drive for a local women and children shelter.
Coming soon, please keep an eye out for the Urban Waxx cookbook! Each Employee will contribute her favorite recipe (mine is chocolate chip banana bread! Yummm!) to be bound and sold to raise money. We have yet to decide who will receive the funds, so please let me know of any of your great, deserving organizations! It’s gonna be delicious!
I am continually inspired by my amazing clients and co-workers: the challenges they overcome, the work they do, and the people they help. The Urban Waxx community is a relentless machine for good in the world and I couldn’t be prouder of what we have accomplished so far, and what we are going to do in the future.
Please contact me if you have any ideas for what our Task Force can be involved with. We would love to hear your ideas! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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