The Rest of the Story…
I have been fan of a Blake Mycoskie (founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS) for several years. The One for One giving concept of TOMS always felt right to me, but personally I could not seem to think of a way to incorporate it into a health care setting. That is, until last month when TOMS Roasting Co. was introduced with a “Coffee for You | Water for All” giving concept. Bottom line, 1 bag of coffee = 1 week of clean water. When I saw that, I was motivated and finally inspired on exactly how to integrate the One for One giving concept with our massage therapy services.
Massage therapy (along with retail therapy, wine therapy, etc.) is one of the ways many people choose to pamper themselves. Massage can be one of life’s little indulgences. But what if you could turn massage into a routine act of kindness? What if you could pamper yourself and pamper a baby at the same time?
[pullquote align=”left”] Did you know you can buy candy with food stamps — but, diapers are classified with cigarettes, alcohol and pet food as disallowed purchases? [/pullquote]
With 5.9 million babies in the U.S. aged three or younger living in poor or low-income families, worry over how to pay for diapers is now among the top stressors, next to concerns about food and housing. The problem is especially acute for young single moms, who tend to already be among the most economically vulnerable. Without transportation, buying diapers at a convenience store rather than a large discount store can double or triple the monthly cost. And, for sanitary reasons, coin-operated laundromats often don’t allow customers to wash cloth diapers. You can buy candy with food stamps — but, diapers are classified with cigarettes, alcohol and pet food as disallowed purchases. (Source: National Diaper Bank Network)
Now you can make a difference.
We have partnered with First Glance | Teen Moms to provide disposable diapers for local babies in need. With every 1 -hour of massage you purchase, Hartville Health & Wellness Centre will give a 1-day supply of disposable diapers to a baby in Kenmore, Ohio.
As a health care practice, we’re in business to help improve lives. Our latest mission helps our clients provide for a local human need. Help us turn one of life’s little indulgences into a routine act of kindness. Schedule your massage today!