My Foundation

For all your beauty advice…

By the title of this article, you are probably thinking I am going to be talking about my favorite face makeup, or giving tips on how to find the  best foundation…I’m not. This actually has nothing to do with makeup, so that’s a warning to stop reading right now if you’re only interested in products and not doing good deeds. I have started a foundation/charity and I want to share it with everyone.

Bea’s Big Heart Foundation has been organized in memory, and honor, of my mother, Bea. Anyone who knew my mom knew what an amazing person she was and how generous she could be. She had a  big heart and there was plenty of room in it for everyone! Sadly, mom passed away nearly 4 years ago, but I want to make sure her kindness lives on. This is something I have wanted to do since I lost my mom. I wasn’t sure how to make it come to life, or get the wheels going; I’ve never started a charity organization before. Thanks to my husband, Scott, for making this come to life. All I’ve had to do is tell him what I want to achieve from this and he’s taken care of the business side of everything, and now I am so happy to see it finally coming to life.

So, what exactly is Bea’s Big Heart Foundation all about? Simply put, it’s focused on Families In Need. I emphasize that because I feel it’s that important. I know so many families struggling right now and Bea’s Big Heart Foundation is here to help. There is no issue too small, and one day I hope, too large, for us to take on. It can be as simple as making sure a family has enough toilet paper for everyone (seriously), putting food on the table, helping with house payments, new clothes for growing kids, etc. These are the acts of kindness I saw my mother do on a day-to-day basis.

Mom lived by the motto “there’s always room for one more”, and that’s how Bea’s Big Heart Foundation will run. Our first project we are working on involves a single mother of 2. She has been living in a 1 bedroom apartment and sleeping on her couch for 2 years…Just knowing that hurts MY back! She is moving into a 2 bedroom apartment soon, (yippee!!), but she doesn’t have a bed for herself. We are working on finding her a bed and mattress as soon as we can.

How can you help? Well, that’s easy. Bea’s Big Heart Foundation accepts contributions of any size. No donation is too small. If you want more information on where to send a donation or how to contribute in other ways, email us at With generous contributions, we can make sure everyone has a dry tushy, a full belly and a roof over their heads…just what mom would have done.

Stay tuned for more updates and for the launch of our website! I’ll be posting information on that very soon. Thank you to everyone who has been such a big help in getting this started and thank you to my daughters for designing the logo. I told them what I saw in my head and within minutes, they had it down exactly how I wanted.

I think they did a great job and I am very proud of them for being so excited about helping! As always, thanks for reading and stay tuned for more information on this project.

You’ve Been Beautified!

9 thoughts on “My Foundation

  1. Margie Knodel

    Congratulations! Your Mom’s spirit lives on. Good for you. I hope this is the beginning of something BIG. Good Luck! Love you, Auntie M

  2. Jeri Graham

    I think this is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL what you are doing Brooke! You are one AWESOME and thoughtful daughter! I am SO PROUD to call you MY FRIEND! I also hope this is the beginning of something BIG! 🙂

  3. Kim

    Oh Brookie, reading this brought tears to my eyes. I also am so glad to call you my friend, and I can’t wait to see how big this is going to be.

    I actually have a friend who is getting rid of a king sized box spring, let me know if I should snag it from her.

    I’m all aboard on this, please let me know what else I can do!
    Your girls absolutely rock, but you already knew that.

  4. This is so inspiring and when i get a chance to help your foundation I will. Your mom had a tune in her voice, and her spirit lives on in such wonderful hears she passed on to her beautiful kids and grandkids 🙂

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