Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Hello Gorgeous of Hope Inc

1,372 pageviews

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Nonprofit Overview

Community Stories

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

trisha.hellogorgeous

Board Member

Rating: 5

We have the best job in the whole world. Kim Becker and her late husband Michael were called on this mission 13 years ago and they said YES! We have the opportunity to provide wonderful survices with our complimentary makeovers in our Hello Gorgeous! certified salons, book, merchandise and soon online courses.

It’s Kims mission to help women with cancer smile at their reflection in the mirror. I have the privilege to be apart of this life changing non profit.

Previous Stories
2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pampering women with cancer in an RV mobile salon and salon affiliates across the nation. It's our calling.

Read more

Board Member

Rating: 5

I became involved with Hello Gorgeous about 5 years ago through my salon. This organization fell upon my heart immediately. I became a volunteer after retirement and recently was named to the executive team.
Mike and Kim Becker are 2 of the most amazing people I know and there isn't anything g they would not do for all these women battling cancer. They are simply angels on earth. Once you have been a part of one of these makeovers and/or become involved you cannot begin to comprehend the magnitude of the impact this organization has on these women. What they give to them in just one day can't be out into words.
All I can say is get involved.. This terrible disease has touched all of us in some way. But Hello Gorgeous restores the beauty that cancer steals and gives them a day of hope, peace and faith. Thank you for what you give to us!!!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are no words to express how it feels to be a volunteer for Hello Gorgeous! of HOPE, Inc. After 4 years as their Event Specialist, I still get tears each time I see a woman get the special Red Carpet ambush makeover ...transforming her to the Gorgeous women she is. Kim and Mike Becker our founder's and Trisha and Dan Greenlee have always been there for all the women, and helped so many. Each of our Affiliate Salon's which are in 9 different states, do one makeover a month and two event's a year. I am truly blessed to be a part of such a wonderful organization that helps women to be "Gorgeous"...Next year will be our 10th Anniversary so here is to ten more years of Faith, Hope and so much love for our women going through Cancer. God Bless

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing Grace in action. I have witnessed the light in the eyes of several women as they come out of the RV to show the crowd their makeover! It's overwhelming....Cancer doesn't rob the woman of her inner beauty with the help of Hello Gorgeous they get some outside beauty going on too! What woman doesn't like to get prettied up! Keep on sharing the beauty!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My mother was diagnosed with stage four lymphoma 2 1/2 years ago I submitted her information to Hello Gorgeous, hoping for something to brighten my Mother's Day my father passed away from cancer 35 years ago and left my mother to raise four children by herself, she sacrificed everything to raise us kids on her own, to give us the best life she could. I received a call from hello gorgeous saying that they would love to give my mother a makeover and that they had been touched by her story. At this point my mother had lost her hair from the chemotherapy, and like anybody going through that was very self-conscious about how she looked, Dana from Creative Edge hair salon a Hello Gorgeous partner in Mishawaka called and made all the arrangements to surprise my mom I could not have been happier with how she was treated , with great respect and caring from every lady at the salon. not only did my mother's cancer go into remission (and remains ) in remission, she became a constant at the cancer treatment center at Memorial Hospital visiting and sharing with those going through the chemo, that there can be a positive ending, Hello Gorgeous is a organization that not only, Partners with some of the best salons and clothiers but they give hope to those battling this terrible disease. Thank you to all the people that donate their time and Money to make somebody else's life a little bit better! That is something you can't put a price on!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making a difference!
Andrew Bozman #payitforward

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a member of The Studio One Team in Gurnee, Illinois we have been an affiliate salon for many years and have blessed many women! This is such an amazing program and we feel honored every time we do a makeover on a Georgeous woman to help them experience joy in their difficult journey! The staff participates in fund raisers to fuel the makeovers and Hello Gorgeous Inc to continue the amazing work they do! Cheers to Kim and Mike Becker! They are real life heros! I encourage everyone to read their story and get involved. Sincerely, Gale Pyles

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cancer is such an ugly disease and when someone you love is going through treatments in the battle of their lives most of the time they lose their reason to feel good about their appearance. Then Hello Gorgeous shows up and like a fairy tale you watch the disease take a back seat and you watch some volunteers perform their magic and find the smiles and sparkle that was stolen by chemo, medication and radiation. I recently watch a co-worker be made over and even more then the physical transformation from the make over I watched her walk a little taller and with more confidence. There was happy tears and a little more fight to continue to beat her disease. Hello Gorgeous continues to lift up those that need so selfish me time. What an awesome ministry and I look forward to watching the future.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of our office managers is going through cancer treatment. She was very self conscious about the way she looked. When HG came to take her away for her surprise makeover, we didn't think she would actually go with them, but they were gentle and persistent and took her away with roses and in a limo. Although she was beautiful to us before her makeover, you could tell she felt beautiful at her reveal She loved her new clothes, makeup, mani/pedi, wig...she just radiated joy! HG made a huge difference in this one woman's journey with cancer! I can't thank them enough for this priceless gift!

2 Tracey24

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful experience while going thru treatment. Can't say enough on how it helped brighten my spirits. People are wonderful.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you, HG for restoring the beauty to these women batting cancer. I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with a great organization.

Much love,
Dano

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Hello Gorgeous is the most wonderful organization that was every formed. Their dedication and caring for and helping women is awesome. There is not enough good that I could say about this organization and the founder, Kim Becker. Hello Gorgeous needs all the funding they can get because that allows them to help more women with cancer.

Bonnie Howard

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I heard of Hello Gorgeous due a friend's daughter having cancer. Hello Gorgeous helped her at one of the lowest times in her recovery and it helped the entire family! Last year I attended their annual fund raising event. What a great expression of people helping people. There were many stories and people in the room who were receiving help, even while we were there. I applaud the work they do and it is inspiring to see what people can do together!

Stephanie Weldy

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello Gorgeous is GREAT! I love the fact that they help women feel better about themselves and build confidence during a challenging time in their lives. Anyone who knows a women in the battle should nominate her and anyone who knows of a great salon should share this organization with them so they too can become an affiliate salon and help make a differences in women's lives!

2 Pam_100

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a great organization! Hello Gorgeous of Hope, Inc. is stellar! Love Kim and Mike Becker and Trisha and Dan Greenlee and I am constantly impressed at the strides they make in making a difference for women with cancer!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen this company get started and over the years have watched it grow and shape lives. I have seen Hello Gorgeous bring smiles a thousand miles long to people who are barreling one of the toughest fights of their lives. I watched how my grandma a long time supporter of Hello Gorgeous fell victim to the horrible disease that is cancer and I watched her have a day a few months before she passed where she forgot that she was in pain, forgot that she lost her leg, forgot that she was dying, forgot she had cancer and for a day she felt like a queen. It was a special moment for us, for her and for Hello Gorgeous. They are an incredible company. Genuine people and they truly believe in enriching lives and making them better. This is an organization near and dear to my heart. Incredible organization with loving, caring, amazing people!

2 Gayle14

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have been an Affliate Salon with Hello Gorgeous for a year now. I can not say enough about how this has not only changed the lives of my Headlines THE Salon Team but how we have been able to touch and give to many beautiful women who are battling cancer. Hello Gorgeous trained our Team, gave us the tools it took to do our 3 hours of pampering and most of all gave us a Great purpose…To help make these Women feel and look better.
Go to http://www.headlinesthesalon.com to see our video and the smiling faces.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Five stars for Hello Gorgeous of Hope Inc! What I see in Hello Gorgeous? Hello Gorgeous is all about the women who need some uplifting and support. It is all about how the women with cancer are feeling, about what the women need, about what works for them. It is about how good they should be feeling about themselves in what is probably the worst time in their lives. At the end of every visit, there are smiles, tears, joy, excitement, and most of all, hope. The founders, the volunteers, the donors, the Gorgeous women, they all see this. Talk to the founders, talk to the volunteers, talk to the creative staff, talk to the organizers. Hello Gorgeous spills from them every second of every day. It is hard not to get addicted to the excitement of helping Gorgeous women!

2 Alanna G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Greatest folks being of service to others when they need it most by helping them to see people still care, to stay strong and never give up!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My mother was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. She did try treatment but it was very difficult for her. Her tiny body became frail. She had always been the woman to help others. She found herself in the difficult position to be the one in need. My sister and I cared for her as she cared for us all of our lives. The smallest things that used to bring her pleasure now made her sicker. She started to loose her sparkle in her eyes. She dreaded getting out of bed because the pain was just too much. The mother that we new was fading. She was nominated for a Hello Gorgeous makeover by a dear family friend. My sister and I along with our brother helped to surprise her. I will never forget what that day meant to our mother. She got her sparkle back. She felt beautiful again. She smiled, she laughed. We were able be there and watch her. We enjoyed the experience as much as she did. The staff at Fix Salon/Spa became like family to us. Looking at the before and after photos were amazing. You could see the woman that we have always known. She was happy. She felt special. She felt like she had some pride again. That feeling stayed with her for a long time after the makeover was finished. She loved her nails and showed them off to everyone who came to visit her. This was much more than a makeover for my mother. This allowed my mother to feel alive again at a time when she was dying. This allowed our family to have some great memories with her and to see her smile again. That smile is how I will remember my beautiful mother. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to share this experience with my mother.