Every December we give our time and talent to “We Care” Children’s Christmas Charity for the underprivileged . We prosthetically transform Kenny from Herman Miller into humble old St. Nick with the great help of award winning artist Bill Terezakis. His multi award winning company WCT Productions has graciously donated silicone prosthetic’ s this year that take hours to sculpt, mold and run for our Santa creation. You can see their film credits here.
For the last five years BeautyINK has always created this transformation using time consummating products that we build and create right onto Kenny’s face. The application usually takes 5 hours to apply (face pieces and beard) and 2 hours to remove. Now with Bills incredible help, this time will be cut in half and patient Kenny will have less time sitting in our chair with his bum going numb .lol
When we were first approached about this by Herman Miller we were thrilled to assist. The smiles on these children faces warms our hearts and knowing they have a chance to experience Santa is a blessing in itself. Several of these children are in protective custody and not able to go to a mall to see Santa as normal children do. You can see their sadness when they arrive, but once they had a chance to sit on Santa’s knee and make gifts for their family, they leave with the hugest smiles of joy and warmth in their hearts.
Evey year it makes me cry to see these little ones in such hardship, but knowing we can give them a little spark of joy around the holiday’s, makes it all worth wild in the end. I want to extend my sincere appreciation to Bill and his dedicated team, Vicki for assisting me in the application, Kenny for all those volunteer hours without a single complaint and to Herman Miller for continually organizing this essential event.
With children’s hearts filled with love… the world can only be a better place.
Shauna & Company.