Displaying a “service over self” ethic and academic drive, 11 San Diego County students will receive their share of a scholarship totaling $70,000 over four years from Chelsea’s Light Foundation.
In this second year of the award, the Sunflower Scholarship class of 2012 represents a wide geographic stretch from Julian to Lakeside, and includes an array of colleges including Dartmouth, Berkley, Bennett College and SDSU. More than 310 students from 73 San Diego County high schools submitted applications, which were personally reviewed by Kelly and Brent King.
Congratulations to Caitlin Choy from , winner of the singular “Sparkle” scholarship of $10,000, Simmone Villamichael Borel of , who received the inaugural Tyler King Changemaker Award of $5,000 in addition to a $2,000 scholarship, and to all the 2012 winners.
HOMEGOODS STORES GIVE BACK
For more than 10 years, across the country have raised more than $3 million in support of Jimmy’s Fund, which provides help for pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
Founded in 1948, the name Jimmy was chosen to protect the identity of New Englander Einar Gustafson, a 12-year-old patient of Dr. Sidney Farber, founder of Children's Cancer Research Foundation (the original name) and a pioneer of modern chemotherapy. “Jimmy’s” big wish was to have a TV so he could watch his favorite team, the Boston Braves. His favorite star was Ted Williams. He got his TV and an appearance on Truth or Consequences raised $200,000—and the fund was launched. Ted Williams became the single-most influential person in helping to raise funds for the foundation.
The 12th annual HomeGoods Helps Families Fight Cancer campaign is on now through July 1. Make a $1, $5 or $10 donation at the register at the HomeGoods Poway store and 100 percent will go to Dana-Farber. In addition, purchase a reusable shopping bag featuring artwork by a Jimmy’s Fund Clinic pediatric patient for $.99 and HomeGoods will donate $.50 for each bag to the fund. HomeGoods is located at 13644 Poway Rd. in Poway City Center.
BELLUS ACADEMY GIVES TO WOMEN IN NEED
Fourteen women from faith-based charity Interfaith received complimentary hair and beauty services on June 4 from , a world-renowned beauty school, and its alumni association.
It is estimated that there are 10,000 homeless people in San Diego. Bringing out the beauty of women in this situation and giving them the confidence they need to get back on their feet and secure jobs is part of Bellus Academy’s mission. Beauty Changes Lives promotes the charitable efforts made by beauty professionals to better other’s lives. For more information log on to www.bellusacademy.com.