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Joel Schlessinger MD donates to support Holt International

Joel Schlessinger MD recently donated a gift certificate for a free SilkPeel treatment to benefit Holt International Children’s Services, a non-profit adoption organization that works to find loving homes for children regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or gender. Holt International has helped children in countries such as Cambodia, Ethiopia, China, Haiti, India, Nepal, Mongolia, South Korea, the Philippines, Uganda, Vietnam and Thailand.

The donation made by Joel Schlessinger MD will be placed in an auction to support international adoption.

This SilkPeel treatment donated by Joel Schlessinger MD will be auctioned off at the Holt International Annual Gala Dinner and Auction. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 20, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in La Vista. All proceeds will go toward fulfilling the organization’s mission to “give all children the love they need and deserve.”

For more than 55 years, Holt International has been dedicated to finding permanent, loving homes for orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children. The organization also heads several humanitarian projects around the world where families are struggling to survive due to extreme poverty and natural disasters. Established in the 1980s, the Holt International Omaha branch has found loving homes for thousands of children since its inception.

Visit the Holt International website for more information about this organization.

Joel Schlessinger MD is a strong supporter of local organizations who are devoted to changing lives.

Joel Schlessinger continues to support local organizations dedicated to improving the lives of others, especially children. Some of his past donations include:

Have you adopted a child through Holt International or another non-profit organization? Share your story with us in the comments.

Joel Schlessinger MD supports Omaha Burke High School bandJoel Schlessinger MD recently donated a gift certificate for a free SilkPeel treatment to benefit the Omaha Burke band. Students in the Burke band perform at numerous school events, community functions and marching competitions each year. The sixth annual Burke Band Benefit Dance and Auction will be held at the Regency Marriott Ballroom this Sunday, March 10, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

This donation made by Joel Schlessinger MD will support the band program’s future endeavors.

The SilkPeel treatment donated by Joel Schlessinger MD will be placed in a silent auction along with other contributions from Omaha businesses. Aside from a silent auction, the event will also feature performances from Burke jazz bands joined by students from local middle and elementary school bands. Attendees can take part in free swing dance lessons provided by professional dancer Dan Wondra.

Tickets for the dance and auction, which will be available at the door, are $7 for adults, $3 for students and $17 for a family pack. Children under 5 years of age are free. All proceeds collected from the event will go to support the band program for festival and marching competitions, instrument repair and purchase, uniform maintenance and other performance expenses.

Joel Schlessinger MD and his family support a number of arts organizations in the Omaha area.

As long-time supporters of the arts, Joel Schlessinger MD and his family regularly donate to local organizations and programs. Some of these include:

Are you an avid supporter of the arts? Tell us about your favorite organizations in the comments.

Joel Schlessinger donates personal care products to the Open Door MissionWith his recent donation of body wash and lotion samples to the Open Door Mission, Joel Schlessinger helped local families learn about proper skin care. The donated products were handed out during a health fair sponsored by Clarkson College nursing students. During the event, these students educated men, women and children on proper skin care, performed health screenings and provided skin assessments. Each participant received free samples to help them care for their skin.

The Open Door Mission provides life-changing programs for the homeless and needy, an effort Joel Schlessinger supports.

Founded in 1954, the Open Door Mission is committed to “breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty.” Its campus offers 816 shelter beds and serves more than 2,000 meals each day to men, women and children. With help from donations like Joel Schlessinger’s, the organization continues to provide these basic needs as well as long-term solutions to help people living in poverty. Each life-changing program prepares participants with the necessary tools to help them become self-sufficient members of the community.

To learn more about the Open Door Mission or to make a donation to their cause, visit the mission’s website.

Joel Schlessinger and his family donate to several outreach programs in the Omaha area.

As strong supporters of the Omaha community, Joel Schlessinger and his family have donated countless goods and services to local programs and charities. Learn more about a few of these contributions here:

Does your community have an organization like the Open Door Mission? Share your story with us in the comments.

Joel Schlessinger MD donates to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
With his recent donation, Joel Schlessinger MD shows his support for breast cancer awareness. His donation to the 2013 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will help patients and their families gain access to the care they need and bring the foundation closer to finding a cure for breast cancer.

Started by the Avon Foundation for Women in 2003, the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is a national series of weekend fundraising events. The event, held in 8 cities across the country every year, includes a 39-mile walk to raise awareness for breast cancer research. Since its inception, participants have walked 5,261,811 miles – enough to circle the globe more than 201 times.

The donation made by Joel Schlessinger MD supports the Avon Foundation for Women.

The Avon Foundation for Women is dedicated to improving the lives of women and their families. Aside from working to impact breast cancer research and easy access to care, this foundation is dedicated to domestic violence education, prevention and victim services. The annual breast cancer walk is just one way the Avon Foundation for Women makes a difference.

The Avon Foundation for Women’s mission is important to Joel Schlessinger MD.

As a husband and a father, Joel Schlessinger MD supports the foundation’s mission to assist women and their families. He and his family have supported and participated in different fundraising races for several years. Joel Schlessinger MD’s e-commerce site, LovelySkin.com, also sells products with the pink ribbon during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, where cosmeceutical brands donate a percentage of their profits to fund further research.

For more information about the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer or to donate to the cause, visit the foundation’s website.

Have you or someone you love participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer? Share your story with us in the comments.

Joel Schlessinger MD supports the Northwestern University Dance Marathon with a monetary donation.

Monetary donations to the Northwestern University Dance Marathon are distributed to the beneficiaries of this year’s event, the Daddy Did Foundation and the Evanston Community Foundation. Joel Schlessinger MD made a donation to support the mission of this fundraiser, organized by students of Northwestern University, where his son Daniel Schlessinger is currently a student in the 7-year combination undergraduate/medical program.

The donation made by Joel Schlessinger MD will help promote epilepsy awareness and the improvement of Evanston.

Northwestern University Dance Marathon is one of the largest student-run philanthropies in the nation and has raised more than $13 million for over 30 different beneficiaries since its founding in 1975. This year, the dance marathon partnered with the Danny Did Foundation and the Evanston Community Foundation as its primary and secondary beneficiaries.

The Danny Did Foundation was created by the parents of Danny Stanton, who died in his sleep at the age of 4 due to Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). SUDEP affects nearly three million Americans and 50 million people worldwide, but is not well understood. It is the goal of this organization to bring awareness to the issue of epilepsy and mainstream seizure detection and prediction devices.

The Evanston Community Foundation is dedicated to enriching Evanston and the lives of its people, now and in the future through endowments, grant-making and leadership in community issues. Northwestern University Dance Marathon chose to partner with this foundation as it’s the location of the university’s campus and a large support system to the institution and its students.

During the dance marathon, which takes place on March 8-10, 2013, participating students will be dancing for 30 straight hours as they raise money and awareness. If you would like to submit a monetary donation or learn more about this event, visit the Northwestern University Dance Marathon website.

Joel Schlessinger MD supports educational institutions and their philanthropic missions.

Improving education programs and supporting philanthropies across the country is important to Dr. Joel Schlessinger. This specific mission not only benefits Northwestern University, but the lives of those affected by epilepsy.

In the past, Joel Schlessinger MD has supported educational institutions including Baylor College, Bellevue University and Brown University.

Joel Schlessinger MD donates gifts to Walnut Creek Elementary School's Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Joel Schlessinger MD honors educators by supporting the Teacher’s Appreciation Luncheon.

Walnut Creek Elementary School is located in Papillion, Neb. and is home to over 400 students in preschool through sixth grade. Each year, the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) hosts the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon to honor the hard work and dedication of the school’s faculty and staff. This year, the luncheon will be held on March 15, and to support the PTO and their mission, Joel Schlessinger MD has donated items to be given away during the event.

To learn more about Walnut Creek Elementary or to contact members of the PTO, go to their website.

Skin care products and sets donated by Joel Schlessinger MD will be used as prizes for the teachers.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger has provided free skin care products to be used during the Teacher’s Appreciation Luncheon. The LovelySkin Blue Quilted Cosmetics Case with a built-in mirror can be used to conveniently carry cosmetic and skin care products anywhere. Three of these cases, each valued at $25, will be given away during the luncheon.

Joel Schlessinger MD also donated three of the LovelySkin Spa 7 Piece Gift Sets, valued at $25. These sets contain 7 skin care tools that can be used to exfoliate and polish the body.

As a thank you for his support, Dr. Joel Schlessinger and LovelySkin will be recognized during the event as well as on the Walnut Creek PTO Facebook page.

Joel Schlessinger MD is a proud supporter of many educational institutions.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger continues to donate his time and effort to educational programs across the nation. Whether it is at the elementary or college level, he understands the need for dedicated and enthusiastic educators.

Recently he has donated to the Baylor College of Medicine 1985 Scholarship Fund and has spent time interviewing potential students for Brown University.

Joel Schlessinger donates to Girls Nite Out fundraiser for Girls Inc.Girls Nite Out is an annual event held to support the work of Girls Incorporated of Omaha. This year, Joel Schlessinger and the LovelySkin.com staff donated 300 EltaMD samples to give out to the attendees.

Girls Nite Out helps support the work of Girls Inc. of Omaha, an organization strongly supported by Joel Schlessinger.

The Girls Nite Out event has been tremendously successful for the past 19 years. This year, the event takes place on January 31 at the Mutual of Omaha Dome. Comedienne Karith Foster, a comedian, TV & radio personality, motivational speaker, actress, author and entrepreneur will be featured during the event. Cocktails, buffet dinner, and a raffle will take place during the event

Corporate tables are available for the event. To reserve yours, contact Jane Allamong at (402) 457 – 4676 or visit this website.

Learn more about Girls Inc., one of the many organizations Joel Schlessinger supports in the Omaha community.

Girls Incorporated of Omaha is a non-profit organization that helps girls overcome certain social, legal and economic barriers that can prevent them from achieving their full potential. Their mission is Inspiring All Girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold! The organization has been in Omaha for over 34 years with two headquarters in North Omaha and South Omaha.

Every year, Girls Inc. serves over a thousand girls in their centers and even more in their outreach programs. Their locations provide age-appropriate programs that are research-based for girls after school and during the summer. These programs are designed to help them become responsible, confident adults that can achieve their full potential.

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

Joel Schlessinger and his family are strong supporters of the Omaha community. They have donated many goods and services to numerous programs for the betterment of our local community. Learn more about some of these efforts here:

Do you have an organization similar to Girls Inc, in your community? Tell us about it in the comments!

Joel Schlessinger's daughter continues work with organization in Rwanda

Claire Schlessinger, daughter of Joel Schlessinger, follows her dream of helping those in need.

While Joel Schlessinger and his family continue to lend their support for local organizations within Nebraska, they also believe in taking their skills and knowledge to individuals in need all over the world. Currently, Joel Schlessinger’s daughter Claire is in Rwanda working with the peace-building organization Never Again Rwanda (NAR) to inspire youth to work towards change in the region.

Joel Schlessinger and his family support NAR which empowers the youth to help create lasting and sustainable peace.

NAR was founded in response to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda during which hundreds of thousands of individuals lost their lives. Conflicts between the Tutsi and Hutu, two ethnic groups of the region, left the country of Rwanda with a decreased population as well as lingering social and economic problems.

The organization recognizes the power the youth has to rebuild Rwanda and strengthen relationships. NAR is a non-profit organization that uses programs to encourage the young people of Rwanda to become involved in their communities and continuously strive for economic and social development.

Claire, a senior in college, works with NAR to study the causes and reasons behind the conflict as well as how to prevent these events from recurring. The group also studies the issues of human rights, democracy, justice, socio-economic development and peace-building efforts within the area.

Both Joel Schlessinger and his daughter have traveled abroad to help victims of disasters.

Joel Schlessinger, who has traveled to Haiti, understands the importance of dedicating time and effort to those affected by disasters and conflict. “I am so proud of her for following her passion to help others.”

While in Haiti, Joel Schlessinger used his medical training to help individuals who were affected by the 2010 earthquake. Read about his experience in his blog.

Find out more about NAR and its programs by visiting www.NeverAgainRwanda.org.

Joel Schlessinger MD donates to NET Nebraska Television.Building a strong community and supporting programs that benefit the people of Nebraska are important to Joel Schlessinger MD. His recent donation to NET Television, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Stations, goes a long way in developing the communication and connections between the communities of Nebraska.

The mission of NET is to engage the people of Nebraska and to celebrate the diverse cultures and experiences of the state. NET strives for high quality content that encourages service to others to foster diverse and motivated individuals.

NET sponsors Nebraska’s Public Broadcasting Station that brings educational programs into people’s homes. This station features popular favorites such as “NOVA,” “Antiques Roadshow” and “Masterpiece Theatre” as well as local programs such as “Nebraska Stories” and local news.

NET also sponsors the National Public Radio which brings the latest news and classic music to the community. This station reaches nearly every Nebraskan community to connect individuals and spread information quickly.

As a non-profit organization, NET relies on the support of the community and individuals. The donation made by Joel Schlessinger MD helps Nebraska’s PBS and NPR stations bring educational, entertaining and inspiring content to the community. This donation helps fund programs that celebrate the history and culture of Nebraska including “Standing Bear’s Footsteps” and “Rosenblatt: The Final Inning.”

Joel Schlessinger enjoys donating to many local organizations and institutions such as Completely Kids, Rose Blumkin Jewish Home and Bellevue University. Visit their websites and the NET Nebraska site to support these local programs.

Joel Schlessinger & family donates to The Omaha SymphonyJoel Schlessinger and his family recently made a donation to the Omaha Symphony for the 2012 – 2013 Annual Fund.

Donations like this one made by Joel Schlessinger and his family help support the Omaha Symphony and its mission of service. The Omaha Symphony gives the gift of concerts, education programs and community partnerships to thousands of people throughout the Omaha metro area.

Besides donating to the Omaha Symphony, Joel Schlessinger is also on the Board of Directors for the symphony. Through the guidance and commitment of the directors, the Omaha Symphony is guaranteed a healthy and enterprising future.

Joel Schlessinger has been deeply involved with the Omaha Symphony for over 20 years. Learn more about Joel Schlessinger’s involvement here.

The doctor and his family are large supporters of the arts. They have also made past donations to organizations such as Sweet Adelines International and Film Streams.

You can also contribute to the Omaha Symphony’s Annual Fund either as an individual or as a corporation. To donate to this educational organization, click here.

Do you play an instrument? Have you ever played with a symphony? Tell us about your experience in the comments.