Inaugural Hands For Hope Event Benefits Siskin Children’s Institute

Monday, October 28, 2013

One local business couple is paving the way for children and families, creating a new charity event in the East Brainerd area. The inaugural Hands for Hope fundraiser will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Concorde Creek business park on Gunbarrel Road. All proceeds benefit Siskin Children’s Institute.

“My wife and I want to do more to give back to the community. We want this entire day to be about the kids,” said Lee Chang, who, along with his wife Judy, owns Judy’s Nails & Skin Care. 

The business has been operating in the Chattanooga area for more than 13 years but recently moved to East Brainerd. The Changs said they hope the event will be a first step in showing their excitement to join the community.

Judy’s Nails & Skin Care is partnering with San Bella Salon, Fitness Together, Starbucks and 98.1 The Lake to offer many services for half off during the event, including spa and nail services, personal training sessions, haircuts and styles and more. 

“It is because of people like the Changs that Siskin Children’s Institute can continue its mission to improve the lives of children with special needs,” said Maria Currier, events and corporate relations manager at the Institute. “This event will not only offer great deals to customers, but it will also support children right here in the Chattanooga community.”

Hands for Hope is the Changs’ way of giving to the next generation. An immigrant from Vietnam, Mr. Chang is an example of the American dream. After leaving his family and home country at the age of 10, he is thankful for the prosperity he and his wife have created in Tennessee. “Everybody can help,” he said. “This is our way to give back.”

No appointment is necessary during Hands for Hope. For more information and a full list of available services, visit www.siskin.org/handsforhope or call 648-1706.


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