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LovelySkin gives back!

LovelySkin and Dr. Joel Schlessinger recently donated a SilkPeel to Project Harmony for the nonprofit organization’s 12th annual Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. The event hosted 400 people and raised $65,000 to benefit Project Harmony and its mission to protect and support children, collaborate with professionals and engage the community to end child abuse and neglect.

Donations to Project Harmony make a difference.

Project Harmony provides immediate, effective and sensitive support to children who are victims or suspected victims of abuse and neglect. The organization also provides services to non-offending family members. The organization offers medical evaluations, forensic interviews, counseling and family advocacy services to children throughout eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. Project Harmony’s annual Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Celebration raises donations to support victims of child abuse and promotes an end to child abuse and neglect.

Project Harmony depends on the help of donors and volunteers.

Since opening in 1996, Project Harmony has become a national model of public and private collaboration. The nonprofit organization has assembled a team of law enforcement, social service, medical and referral professionals who work together to dramatically improve how the community responds to child abuse. Donations to this child-centered organization allow Project Harmony to continue to protect and support victims of abuse.

In order to continue its important services, Project Harmony relies on the generosity of donors. Without their support, many of eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa’s children would go unserved.

To learn more about Project Harmony and how you can donate and volunteer, visit the organization’s website.


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.

Joel Schlessinger continues to support Pug Partners of Nebraska's Pug-O-Ween

Joel Schlessinger shows his love for pugs with a fun tie.

When Halloween comes around, even man’s best friend wants to join in the festivities. This year, Pug Partners of Nebraska held the sixth annual Pug-O-Ween, Omaha’s largest pug gathering. Joel Schlessinger, his family and their beloved pug, Emmy, enjoy attending this event every year. In addition to attending Pug-O-Ween, Joel Schlessinger also donated a free SilkPeel certificate to be used in the silent auction.

Pug-O-Ween gives dog lovers like Joel Schlessinger a chance to celebrate with their four-legged friends.

This year’s event, which was held on Sunday, October 26, included costume contests, pug races, a pug kissing booth, a silent auction and a raffle. Although pugs were the guests of honor, all breeds were invited to attend. This year, Joel Schlessinger donated a free SilkPeel certificate to be included in the silent auction. All proceeds from the event will be used to support the Pug Partners of Nebraska’s mission to help dogs find their forever homes.

Pug Partners of Nebraska is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to rescuing pugs and helping them find loving homes. In addition to Pug-O-Ween, this organization hosts several events throughout the year, such as sponsored walks, meet and greets and benefit dinners.

Pug Partners of Nebraska’s mission is important to Joel Schlessinger and his family.

Joel Schlessinger and his family have been proud supporters of pug rescue groups in the Midwest ever since they adopted a pug of their own. They have attended Pug-O-Ween for the last several years and continue to support the cause. The whole family enjoys helping nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to saving this loveable breed. Read more about Joel Schlessinger’s support for Pug Partners of Nebraska.

Joel Schlessinger supports Pug Partners of Nebraska with a SilkPeel donation

Joel Schlessinger and his family with their pug, Emmy, at Pug-O-Ween in 2005.

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Joel Schlessinger supports Urban Arts Partnership's Annual Benefit

Each year, the Urban Arts Partnership holds a star-studded benefit, “24 Hour Plays on Broadway.” Joel Schlessinger and his family recently made a donation to this year’s event, which will take place on Monday, November 17.

The event features 24 celebrity actors, six writers, six directors and two musical guests, all of whom collaborate to create six new plays and six original songs in just 24 hours. The event’s rotating cast includes celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Banks, David Cross, Billy Crudup, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Seth Green, Scarlett Johansson, Ashton Kutcher, James McAvoy, Eva Mendes, Julianne Moore, Tracy Morgan, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, Naomi Watts and Olivia Wilde.

Donations like the one from Joel Schlessinger will help support the Urban Arts Partnership.

The Urban Arts Partnership is a nonprofit arts education organization that offers a variety of programs to help engage students from New York and Los Angeles’s most impoverished schools. These initiatives aim to improve overall test scores, promote academic excellence, develop art programs for special education students, equip teachers with the tools to incorporate art into their lessons, engage families to become involved in education and motivate students to succeed.

The cutting-edge programs have helped reach more than 12,000 students from 100 different schools in New York and Los Angeles. Urban Arts Partnership believes the arts are “the most powerful tool to help close the achievement gap” and each donation helps support artistic programs that incorporate digital media, visual art, music and storytelling into public school programs.

Joel Schlessinger and his family are long-time supporters of the Urban Arts Partnership.

Over the past several years, Joel Schlessinger and his family have donated to the Urban Arts Partnership, including last year’s “24 Hour Plays on Broadway.” Thanks to the generous donations of Joel Schlessinger and other supporters, last year’s Broadway event raised more than $60,000 through ticket sales and contributions, which is nearly twice as much as the previous year. This year, event organizers hope to raise even more funds to support the Urban Arts Partnership.

How do you give back to your community? Share with us in the comments.

Joel Schlessinger supports United Way through a UPS golf tournament
On August 2, UPS Omaha sponsored a charity golf event with all proceeds going to United Way. Joel Schlessinger sponsored a hole on the golf course during the event. He and his staff also donated 100 goodie bags, which were handed out to tournament participants. Each goodie bag contained a spa coupon and sunscreen samples from LovelySkin.

Donations like Joel Schlessinger’s help support health and human service programs across the metro.

United Way of the Midlands is a nonprofit organization that supports health and human service programs across Omaha, Council Bluffs and Bellevue. The organization believes that all people deserve a quality education, a stable job, good health and a steady income to support their family through retirement. Donations like those made by Joel Schlessinger help United Way of the Midlands continue to support this mission.

Through various community programs, United Way supplies education to children and youth, promotes financial stability programs and independence, and improves people’s health. Each program addresses key issues like basic needs, employment, housing and income, health, mental health, safety, volunteers and disaster, senior recreation, sexual assault and domestic violence, youth mentoring and parent education, youth recreation and youth resources. With generous donations and support, United Way of the Midlands can continue to make a positive change in the community.

Joel Schlessinger and his family donate to a number of outreach programs around the Omaha area.

Joel Schlessinger and his family are long-time supporters of programs that help make the Omaha community a better place. They have donated many goods and services to organizations that help those in need around the metro, including United Way of the Midlands. Read more about Joel Schlessinger’s donation to United Way.

Have you donated to the United Way of the Midlands? Share your experience with us in the comments.

Joel Schlessinger supports Basset & Beagle Rescue of the HeartlandJoel Schlessinger recently donated a free SilkPeel treatment in support of Basset & Beagle Rescue of the Heartland’s barbecue fundraiser. All proceeds from the event will be put toward caring for basset hounds, beagles and other rescue dogs across Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa.

Donations like Joel Schlessinger’s helped make the fundraising event a success.

Held on July 12, the BBQ, Beer and Bingo event included a barbeque dinner, bingo games, a raffle and a silent auction. Joel Schlessinger’s SilkPeel donation was a featured item in the raffle and silent auction. All the funds raised will be used to rescue basset hounds, beagles and other dogs, helping each one find a forever home. Many of the animals that come through the shelter require medical treatment or life-saving surgeries. Donations like Joel Schlessinger’s help Basset & Beagle Rescue of the Heartland continue this mission.

Joel Schlessinger and his family are long-time supporters of local rescue shelters.

Joel Schlessinger has been a proud supporter of dog rescues and other animal events in the Midwest ever since he and his family adopted their beloved pug, Emmy. The whole family enjoys helping non-profit organizations save pugs and other breeds. Read more about Joel Schlessinger’s support for Pug Partners of Nebraska.

Joel Schlessinger supported Westridge Elementary's annual school carnival
Joel Schlessinger recently donated a free SilkPeel treatment to help make Westridge Elementary’s school carnival a success. All proceeds generated from the annual carnival will go toward helping the school continue to provide quality education for its students.

The SilkPeel donation from Joel Schlessinger helped students and families enjoy a fun-filled night.

Held on May 9, the Westridge Elementary carnival offered students and families a fun way to come together as a community. The event featured a Hollywood photo booth, face painting, carnival games and other exciting activities. During the carnival, Joel Schlessinger’s SilkPeel donation was included in a raffle and silent auction to raise money for the school’s operating budget.

Donations like Joel Schlessinger’s help Westridge Elementary continue to provide quality education.

Westridge Elementary encourages its students to become life-long learners. The dedicated faculty works closely with parents and the community to provide quality education while promoting the personal, social, intellectual, emotional and physical development of each student. Thanks to donations like Joel Schlessinger’s, Westridge Elementary will be able to continue this mission.

Joel Schlessinger and his family are long-time supporters of strong education and community values. Read more about their donations to Mount Michael Benedictine High School and Friedel Jewish Academy.

Joel Schlessinger supports Mount Michael Benedictine High School's annual fundraiser
To help make Mount Michael’s 25th annual fundraiser a success, Joel Schlessinger donated a free SilkPeel treatment. This treatment was used as part of a silent auction with all proceeds going to the school. This year’s event was a success, with nearly 600 guests in attendance.

The SilkPeel donation from Joel Schlessinger was auctioned off as part of Night of Knights.

Mount Michael’s annual fundraiser, Night of Knights, serves as the primary fundraiser for the school. The event includes a dinner, silent auction and raffle during which gifts and donations are offered to participants. All of the proceeds from the night go toward the school’s operating budget.

This year’s event, Knights in Flight, was held on Saturday, March 29, at the SAC Museum in Ashland, Neb. Thanks to generous donations like Joel Schlessinger’s, the event raised $366,000 for the school.

Donations like Joel Schlessinger’s help the school provide academic excellence for its students.

Mount Michael Benedictine School is a Catholic college preparatory school in the Omaha area that is committed to shaping well-rounded individuals. In 2012, the school was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School. This distinction is awarded to institutions that strive for the highest level of achievement.

Visit the website to find out more about Mount Michael Benedictine High School. You can also make a donation to help support the school.

Joel Schlessinger supports Kicks for a Cure to raise cancer awareness
To help make the 9th annual Kicks for a Cure a success, Joel Schlessinger donated a free Pellevé eye treatment to be auctioned off at the event. This fundraiser will raise money and awareness for cancer and prevention.

The donations from supporters like Joel Schlessinger will help raise money for cancer research.

Since its launch in April 2006, Kicks for a Cure has raised more than $1.4 million to benefit local cancer research. The two-day event is also an opportunity for the Omaha community to come together and support a good cause.

Kicks for a Cure showcases high school and college soccer games with local athletes. This year’s roster includes Skutt Catholic, Duchesne, Creighton, Drake, Elkhorn, Lincoln Lutheran and Marquette. Other activities include a youth soccer clinic for underprivileged youth conducted by participating teams and autograph sessions following collegiate games. The weekend also kicks off with a benefit banquet where auction items like the Pellevé eye treatment will be available for bidding.

Joel Schlessinger is a proud supporter of cancer research in Omaha and around the country.

Joel Schlessinger continues to support cancer awareness and research, both locally and nationally. Read more about his donation to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. The doctor, his family and his staff have also participated in several fundraising races.

The 2014 Kicks for a Cure will be held Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12. Learn more or donate to the cause by visiting the organization’s website.