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Friday, September 11, 2009

Makeover for social workers, anyone?

I received an interesting request and am passing the info along to any social workers out there who may be interested....

Good Housekeeping TV is planning a holiday makeover special. They are looking for women in demanding professions--and specifically social workers--to give a free makeover. The chosen candidates will receive free haircuts and color at a top salon in New York City and will appear on the TV show.

Why social workers? I was told, "...because they help out other families all year long, so we wanted to treat them to a makeover focused on giving back...for all the hard work they do throughout the year."

Being pampered in this way can be a form of self-care. And, if a social worker is chosen, it is one more way (if an unusual one) to get the profession of social work "out there" in the public eye.

If you are interested, e-mail a few recent pictures of yourself, along with your phone number, to ghtv2@hearst.com. Also, include a few sentences about why you think you are a good candidate and deserving of a makeover. Candidates must live within 45 minutes of New York City.

If you (or a colleague or friend) are chosen for the show, please let me know at linda.grobman@paonline.com.

1 comment:

  1. Shame about the distance item. There are very many deserving social workers outside of the New York area (I know, I know, duh!). When Oprah does her favourite things show, I believe she focuses on "special people", i.e. teachers etc. Maybe we could convince her to do one for social workers. That would get the ones a little further West a lift.


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