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Joel Schlessinger donates to DC West High School Post Prom Party

Prom is a vibrant tradition that still serves as one of the most important events in a teenager’s high school career. This year, Joel Schlessinger made a monetary donation to the DC West Post Prom Celebration that took place Saturday, April 18.

Joel Schlessinger’s donation gave high school students a chance to enjoy safe fun with friends.

Each year, DC West High School throws a celebration after the prom that allows students to enjoy activities and entertainment in a safe, secure environment. This year’s Post Prom event featured refreshments, a photo booth, arcade games, putt-putt golf, big kid inflatables and even a hypnotist. Adult chaperones volunteered to help the party run smoothly until 4:00 a.m., and each student was able to part with at least one free gift.

Joel Schlessinger and his family are happy to support area schools.

Parents, teachers and students alike raised funds for many months to make the celebration a success, and donations from community members like Joel Schlessinger went a long way toward helping them reach their goals. The Schlessingers donate regularly to schools and student-centered organizations in Omaha and surrounding areas, and they enjoy seeing young people thrive and succeed.

Forest City Indians Wrestling Team Donation

Joel Schlessinger and his family are pleased to support programs that help foster student leadership and development. Recently, the Schlessinger family donated FixMySkin Healing Balms to the Forest City Indians Wrestlers and the Forest City Little Indians Wrestling Club.

Donations like Joel Schlessinger’s help create a long legacy of successful athletes.

The Forest City Indians Wrestling Team from Forest City, Iowa is an organization of students from Forest City High School. In addition to refining their own skills and participating in state and district tournaments, members of the team also volunteer for the Forest City Little Indians Wrestling Club. This group is comprised of promising wrestlers ages 4-14, and volunteers from the high school team help coach, engage and motivate them to succeed at the sport. Many wrestlers from the Little Indians Wrestling Club go on to become valuable members of the Indians Wrestling Team when they are older, creating a long legacy of award-winning athletes.

The team has collectively enjoyed many achievements during the 2015 season, with several team members going on to become place winners at the state level. A few high school students even ranked in the top ten in Iowa for their weight class, all of them active in the Forest City Little Indians volunteer program.

FixMySkin Healing Balms, developed by Joel Schlessinger, were awarded to students.

The balms were handed out at Indians wrestling practices to students who met their goals and contributed time to the volunteer program. Developed by Joel Schlessinger and his son, Daniel, FixMySkin Healing Balms with 1% Hydrocortisone help soothe and heal dry, chapped skin, as well as everyday skin irritations. The easy-to-use stick delivery system and heat-resistant formula make FixMySkin a great on-the-go solution and a convenient addition to any athletic bag.

To learn more about the Forest City Indians Wrestling Team, please visit their homepage.

Joel Schlessinger and his son Daniel, the creators of the FixMySkin Healing Balms, recently donated 250 of the balms to help the struggling youth who visit the Youth Emergency Services (YES) center. Homeless and at-risk youth in the Omaha area often do not have access to the resources that they need. YES is an organization that strives to empower youth in the Omaha area to help them get back on their feet.

Joel Schlessinger donated the balms for youths who do not have access to medical care.

The FixMySkin balms were originally created by Joel Schlessinger and his son Daniel who was looking for a way to heal common skin concerns more effectively than regular balms. Children who are served by YES often experience skin irritation and concerns yet they are unable to visit a dermatologist to get help. The hydrocortisone in the balms treats symptoms of dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and rashes by healing inflammation and reducing irritation. These balms can be used up to three times a day on children of all ages.

“These young people don’t have money to spend on high-quality skin care products so this will help them,” says Mary Fraser Meints, the Executive Director for YES.

Common concerns such as chapped lips and dry skin in winter can be relieved so the young people at the center can work on improving their lives.

Support from Joel Schlessinger and others allows the organization to complete their mission.

The goal of YES is to serve homeless and at-risk youth by empowering them to become self-sufficient. The organization strives to provide them with the services and resources they need such as food, shelter, clothing and a support system.

“They can get a hot meal, they can get a shower, they can get information about jobs or housing,” says Fraser Meints. “They connect with other young people and they can get help with other skills that they need for jobs.”

To find out more about this organization and how to support them, visit www.YESOmaha.com.

Joel Schlessinger recently donated 150 FixMySkin Healing Balms with 1% Hydrocortisone to Catholic Charities. These healing balms will benefit the men, women and children that seek help at Campus for Hope, one of several programs offered by the organization.

Donations like Joel Schlessinger’s help Catholic Charities continue to provide for the community.

Catholic Charities primarily serves people who are homeless or near homeless. These individuals don’t always have the resources to buy personal care products. Joel Schlessinger’s donation of FixMySkin Healing Balms will help them treat and heal their dry, chapped skin. It is thanks to donations like this that Catholic Charities is able to continue caring for the community.

Catholic Charities depends on the support of generous donors like Joel Schlessinger.

Since 1926, Catholic Charities has been serving and advocating for men, women and children in need. The organization’s services benefit individuals who suffer from homelessness, hunger, mental illness, addiction and domestic violence. Through programs and services, advocacy, outreach and education, Catholic Charities works toward strengthening the community.

Each year, the organization supports more than 100,000 people in the Omaha area. Catholic Charities depends on generous donations from the community to support its services. Without their kindness, the organization wouldn’t be able to continue its mission to help those in need.

To learn more about Catholic Charities, visit the organization’s website.

Recently, Joel Schlessinger donated 100 FixMySkin Healing Balms to the Child Saving Institute in Omaha to be given to children and families who are served by this organization. Children and families in the Omaha area have the opportunity to take advantage of the programs and services offered by the Child Saving Institute which strives to provide children, from infants all the way through high school, with a safe and happy childhood.

The balms donated by Joel Schlessinger will help children who come through the center.

The Child Saving Institute provides help with foster care and adoption as well as emergency shelter for children during times of crises. The FixMySkin balms donated by Joel Schlessinger will be given to families and children who can use them to treat common skin concerns such as eczema, psoriasis and rashes. These balms are safe to use on children of all ages and can be applied up to three times a day to relieve itching, irritation and inflammation.

The Child Saving Institute has been active for more than 120 years and Joel Schlessinger is proud to be a supporter.

The organization was founded in 1892 in the Omaha community and the organization bases their goals around their desire to always “respond to the cry of a child.” The company offers a wide range of services for children, parents and families. Kids can receive therapy and counseling as well as help developing social and emotional skills. Child Saving Institute also provides early childhood care and education.

“Basically, it [Child Saving Institute] is to help those kids in our community and their families provide a home where hopes are kindled and dreams can be achieved,” says Dawn Hovey, the Chief Development Director for Child Saving Institute.

Parenting classes and pregnancy counseling are also available to adults through the organization. These programs provide parents with the skills and tools they need to raise children in a healthy and safe environment.

To learn more about the Child Saving Institute, visit www.childsaving.org.