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Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy have started many foundations benefiting the city of Grand Rapids and they currently head up the Windquest Group, an alternative investment company that recently bought a brewery in Holland. Betsy DeVos shared with Philanthropy Roundtable what it is that’s driven her and Dick in their educational and charity endeavors. Her first reason was having raised a family and seeing how other families didn’t have it as well as they did for educational choices. The second is her and Dick’s undying commitment to grassroots activism, and promoting fundamental constitutional values. Dick and Betsy’s endeavors go back all the way to their own childhoods.

 

Dick DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos, a famous Michigan entrepreneur who started one of the highest-performing direct selling companies in the US, Amway Corporation. Richard sought to be involved and help those in need in Grand Rapids, a family model that was passed down to Dick and his siblings. Dick learned the ins and outs of Amway, being involved in small roles as a young person, but putting his expertise to work there after graduating from Northwood University. Dick worked at Amway from 1974 to 2002, with a brief period between 1989-1993 that he pursued other endeavors including becoming president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. But after leaving Amway and founding the Windquest Group, Dick and Betsy became much more focused on local charity work and political activism.

 

They started the Dick & Betsy DeVos Foundation in 1993, and it became the key channel through which they started many organizations. Dick DeVos had formerly been elected to the Michigan State Board of Education, but decided to leave and effect change through his own means. The foundation started up the Education Freedom Fund, an organization advocating for school of choice vouchers, and providing scholarships to lower income students. Dick and Betsy even helped start their own public charter school, the West Michigan Aviation academy. The idea behind this school was to give young people a platform to learn not only about aircraft and piloting, but also give them useful job skills to use after. The DeVos’s also have been instrumental in helping Grand Rapids become redeveloped through the Grand Action Committee, a non-profit downtown development group. They have also made a large contribution to the Kennedy Center’s art institute in Washington D.C., shortly after having it renamed to the Dick & Betsy DeVos Institute of Art.

 

When you are in the shower and use shampoo, do you ever consider the origin of the product or why exactly you are using it? From a young age, people are conditioned to understand the importance of shampoo without even knowing why. Additionally, the countless brands that exist rarely disclose how they craft their products and why, but that is not the case for celebrity stylist, Chaz Dean.
Wen by Chaz is a hair care line that makes it a point to discuss the importance of their products. Often disclosing that they use only natural ingredients found throughout the world, the brand also describes why unhealthy hair is a problem and how certain factors support the belief that a person’s hair is unhealthy, like it being dull, dry, or lacking in volume. Unlike other brands, this one proves time after time that they are the best option for hair care.

Italian figs and mandarins not only make a deliciously healthy snack, but they benefit your hair, which is why Dean incorporates them into so many of his formulas. With an impressive portfolio and list of testimonials that validate his claims, Chaz Dean is a guru who has always had a passion for hair and the desire to educate women as to why it is so crucial to care for their own. Surely WEN shampoos are excellent, but what is so interesting about shampoo in general? Check out their products on Amazon.

Shampoo Facts: An Interesting History

Indian in origin, shampoo means to press or massage. The first shampoo was created in the 1500s in India from a blend of soapberries and gooseberries. Earlier shampoos were actually made from ashes, too. Despite the early origins of the necessary product, the shampoos known today were not available in stores until the twentieth century, but that does not disprove how ancient cultures have always understood the benefits of this item. With an understanding that hair is made healthy by natural ingredients, those from the past and Chaz Dean alike have improved health and appearance for decades. Check out http://www.wen.com/why-its-unique.html for more information.

Visit their YouTube channel and learn more on the magic of this brand.

 

Kate Hudson is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, so it comes as no surprise that when she puts her mind to something, she can achieve it. She is incredibly dedicated, committed, and hard working. Kate Hudson tackled her clothing line, Fabletics, with the same zest and flavor that she has for movie roles and her career. She has always given off that girl next-door vibe and anyone that has ever seen her interviewed, they know she has a fun loving personality and truly enjoys living life to the fullest. She is pedal to the medal and goes full throttle.

When it was time to do a commercial for Fabletics, it was important for her and the product to really think it through and really do it the right way. After all, a commercial can say a lot about a product. There is only a short window for someone to get across the product and promote it. Because of this, it is important to have a commercial that leaves a lasting impression on people and leaves them coming back for more. They want to feel excited about the product on Pinterest and feel like they have to get it right away and as soon as possible.

It is no secret that people love to look into the life of a celebrity, especially on social media. They can’t get enough information on their favorite celebrities. The more, the merrier. One fact that really stands out when it comes to Fabletics is that Kate Hudson shot the latest commercial for the product on her iPhone about 70 percent of the time. That is an intimate feel and look into how the product impacts her everyday life and the benefits she gets out of it. This was an ingenious idea and it is paying off as it has a lot of people talking.

In many ways, it is like a day in the life of Kate Hudson as people get to see, as mentioned, what the product does for her and how she uses it. People love reality TV and they love things that feel authentic, organic, and real. To them, it adds an extra layer to the product on facebook.com. When they see one of their favorite movie stars using it and they see that it works for them, it shows that it can work for the fan as well. That is the great thing about Fabletics and why Kate Hudson is so proud of it and stands behind it and believes in it.

She would not put her name on something she did not believe in, and she believes in Fabletics one hundred and ten percent and is amazed at the changes it has made to her lifestyle and her life.