Category: Philanthropy, Humanity
2316 Esplanade Drive
Algonquin 60102 USA
This is a story of compassion. A testament of an extraordinary person who through her philanthropic involvement has inspired an entire community to come together and help those in need. She is Laura Grimaldi, the owner of Poshe Salon and a true humanitarian.
What began as an overwhelming call to action when Laura heard of a devastating cancer diagnosis for a long-time loyal client led to her substantial involvement in a local Chicagoland cancer charity called "Phil's Friends". She helped raise over $475,000 for the charity at their annual Hope Gala fundraiser. Laura donates 100% of the profits generated through her on-line store to Phil’s Friends amongst other local charities chosen by her clients. Her network watched as she modeled that even the simplest act of kindness can create substantial impact. Her clients started asking how they too could get involved. Laura now has an army standing with her, a chain reaction she never expected.
Laura is known in the community as the collector, the magnet who compiles items her clients drop off and distributes to the appropriate charities. Her giving never ceases, she expects nor wants anything in return. It is just who she is. Laura will tell you that it is simple, it is about showing up for others unconditionally. It is about finding what breaks your heart and then putting that pain into action. It is about leaving a legacy of giving.
So many have been inspired by Laura’s compassion. We are better people because of her. She is undoubtedly an Icon in her industry.
Laura's full story of giving is uploaded under "Supporting Materials"
2019 September through present day, location drop off for charity items
2019 November Phil’s Friends Gala co-Host
2021 January started online retail store with profits going to charities
2021 April presented check to and used salon social media to promote D-300 Food Pantry
2021 July presented check and used salon social media to promote Fox Valley Food Pantry
2021 April till present providing all Hair/Beauty products for Refuge For women and promoted on salon social media
2021 October will be visiting Pads homeless shelter to donate a check and promote on social media
184.108.40.206 | 30/08/2021