Capital Laser & Skin Care is an organization that values service. We pride ourselves on exceptional service to our patients, but we also want to serve the community at large. To support our mission, Capital Laser & Skin Care will highlight a staff member and their charity of choice throughout the year. Join with us to support these worthy organizations.
September is Back to School Month
Capital Laser & Skin Care is proud to support Kids in Need Distributors (KIND)
Throughout the school year, KIND delivers food to schools across Montgomery County, Maryland. Each Friday, school staff members discretely slip those items — sustenance for the weekend — into the backpacks of needy students. It’s a simple mission based on the belief one of America’s wealthiest communities must not tolerate child hunger.
Jeremy Lichtenstein, a top national residential real estate agent and father of two, saw a need and decided to act on the belief that child hunger is intolerable. Jeremy founded Kids in Need Distributors working with just one elementary school. He began making trips to the grocery store and dropping off weekend food supplies for students supported by the Free And Reduced Meal (FARM) program. Just five years later, KIND serves 23 schools and 1,615 students. In 2015-2016 school year, KIND delivered 105,000 meals. KIND is 100% volunteer so 100% of proceeds go directly to feeding needy children right here in our local community.
For information on how you can join Capital Laser & Skin Care and other Washingtonians in supporting this amazing charity, check out their website:
Capital Laser & Skin Care is proud to support The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
Founded in 1987, the mission of AFSP is to save lives and bring hope to those lives that have been affected by suicide. Although the tragedy of suicide affects everyone; from children to veterans, both men and women, it is an issue often shrouded in secrecy and guilt.
To raise awareness and engage conversation on the issue of suicide, the AFSP held their Out of the Darkness Walk on June 17, 2017. Several members of Capital Laser & Skin Care participated in this 16 mile overnight walk through D.C. from the National Mall through Capitol Hill, downtown DC, Georgetown, and ended back at the National Mall. We are extremely proud that our team members completed the entire walk!
Our donations will go towards suicide educational programs and events that spread awareness and information on preventative measures. If you would like to join us in supporting this worthwhile cause, you can access the AFSP website here: https://afsp.org/
Capital Laser & Skin Care is proud to support a local program for the future of DC kids and our community: WILL.
Wilderness Leadership & Learning (WILL) is a one year leadership and life skill development program for inner city DC kids who commit to a 12 month, 300+ hour program. Conceived by founder and President Steve Abraham, WILL is grounded in the concept of responsibility. Steve left his law practice in 2003 to create a program to enhance the educational, leadership and life skills of at-risk DC high school students.
Four pillars drive the WILL experience and curriculum: leadership & self-empowerment; critical life skill development; environmental awareness & stewardship; and cultural awareness & stewardship. The program includes education in financial literacy, business etiquette, environmental stewardship, and community service. The program provides diverse growth experiences and challenging learning opportunities to inspire and assist local youth to make good decisions, become leaders and achieve their goals.
WILL incorporates many outdoor activities that may not otherwise be available to the youth involved in the program. In fact, the program culminates with the kids completing a week-long, confidence-building camping trip on the Appalachian Trail with Outward Bound.
WILL has positively impacted the lives of DC youth from underserved neighborhoods for over a decade. Please join Capital Laser & Skin Care in supporting this important local program.
You can learn more at www.will-lead.org
Save the Children
Save the Children is an organization that works to help children in the US and around the world. From disaster relief to providing food, education and safe living environment, Save the Children is involved in these efforts to fight for the rights of these young people and to provide them with a happy and healthy start. Recent work has included providing schools and books to children in need, improving food supply in developing countries and working to reduce the HIV rate in kids. Save the Children strives to provide safety, health and learning opportunities to all children. Dr. Shah
is the mother of three kids, and providing opportunities for children is a cause that is close to her heart.Click Here
for more information about Save the Children
Charitable Giving Summer 2016
Capital Laser & Skin Care has chosen the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts for our current donation. The PMC is an annual bike-a-thon that raises more money for charity than any other single event in the United States. Founded in 1980, the organization has raised nearly $240 million for cancer research and treatment at the Dana Farber through its Jimmy Fund. The PMC is an amazing model of fundraising efficiency and donates 100% of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause. Dana Farber has been ranked as the best cancer hospital in New England.
I’m proud to say the Capital Laser & Skin Care is sponsoring Dr. Jeffrey Dover, a colleague and friend, on his ride of 85 miles on August 6th, 2016. Just like many of you, several members of our staff (including myself) at Capital Laser & Skin Care have been touched by cancer. Many fortunate patients have survived thanks to the remarkable advances in cancer treatment and care from institutions like the Dana-Farber Institute in Boston. But there is much work to be done.
If you’d like to join us and make a difference in the fight against cancer, support Dr. Dover and all those who are up to the 85 mile bike challenge by going to http://www.pmc.org/profile/JD0384
Together we can make a difference in the fight against cancer. Join Capital Laser & Skin Care in supporting the Pan Mass Challenge and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.