In December, 2009 Shauna volunteered two days of her time in a unique way to Vancouver-based organization Loving Spoonful. The volunteer-driven organization delivers free nutritious meals to those living with HIV/AIDS in the greater Vancouver area. Shauna contributed her amazing talents to this organization by transforming performing artist Johnny MacRae into a living incarnation of the Grinch for their donation drive! She spent six hours preparing the Grinch silicone prosthetic and a further four hours each day for two days applying, sculpting and painting Johnny into the famous Dr. Seuss character. She then accompanied Mr. Grinch as her and other volunteers canvassed door-to-door in the West End and Commercial Drive areas, thoroughly surprising local residents! The funds that they raised went towards supporting the causes of this great organization.
Shauna also transformed a young Scottish man into a pink-cheeked, be-speckled Santa Claus for the annual We Care event providing underprivileged children with a Christmas and gift-making party at the Frog Hollow Community Centre. What a treat for the young kids as they got to meet the most realistic and jolly Old Saint Nic they ever set eyes on! It was the third year Shauna provided her special makeup effects talents to this event and it continues to draw the support of many top companies in our community such as BC Hydro, Capers, Panago Pizza, Opus Art Supplies and McDonald’s.
BeautyInk also donated over $600 worth of beauty products to the Beauty Nights organization for the stockings it would give to women of the downtown Eastside.
A great generator of Christmas cheer, BeautyInk loves to support worthy causes like the ones above!
Johnny MacRae before his transformation
Johnny MacRae as the Grinch
Shauna with Santa for We Care
Before being transformed into Santa