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OUR STORY

The Makeup on Wheels Foundation was founded by Stephanie Debes, who is part of the disabled community herself. As a person with Cerebral Palsy, Stephanie has experienced first hand the lack of support that her community endures. Refusing to allow other people to decide her destiny, Stephanie has made it her mission to carve out a new future for not only herself, but any person who has a disability.
 
Stephanie is a graduate of St. John’s University with a BA in Hospitality Management and Event Planning; Make-Up Design as a certified beauty and special effects makeup artist, and a NYS Licensed Esthetician with mentorship by Christine Valmy.

Despite her education and specialization in the beauty field, potential employers could not see past her disability. As a result, The Makeup On Wheels Foundation was established with the ultimate goal to raise awareness that people with disabilities can be capable, productive members of society when given the opportunity to succeed.


Rather than wait for these opportunities to present themselves, Stephanie Debes creates them herself with the help of the members and supporters of The Makeup On Wheels Foundation. 

OUR MISSION

At the Makeup on Wheels Foundation, our mission is rooted in the belief that every individual, regardless of ability, deserves the opportunity to thrive as a valued member of society. Established in 2020, we are committed to raising awareness and advocating for the empowerment of people with disabilities. Our aim is to provide comprehensive support, encompassing medical assistance, personal care, access to assistive technology, and educational and vocational training. Through our dedication, we strive to foster independence, inclusion, and dignity for all those we serve, ensuring that each person can realize their full potential and contribute meaningfully to their communities.

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Since its inception, The Makeup On Wheels Foundation has donated:
 

  • Sensory Room/Pathway, Machinery for ACES Program Custom Merchandising Store, and Sensory/Therapeutic Giveaways for 3,000+ students at Susan E. Wagner High School 

  • 100 Tickets to Flip Circus for Girl Scout Troop 75312

  • Honored 22 people at Annual Galas for 2022 & 2023

  • Holiday Gifts for a medically fragile individual with multiple disabilities

  • 10 Letter boards to individuals with Apraxia and Autism who spell to communicate

  • Makeup Services to 25+ people with various disabilities at Abilities Expo

  • Adaptive bike to a person with Cerebral Palsy

  • Medical expense coverage for a 6th time cancer patient

  • Wheelchair lift for a child with Cerebral Palsy

  • Toys to stimulate find motor skills to a child with Cerebral Palsy

  • Tickets to two concerts (Harry Styles & The Jonas Brothers)

  • Tickets to comedy show (comedian, Eric D'Alessandro)

  • Tickets to a local football team (NYCFC)

  • Dance lessons for six individuals with various disabilities

  • Gifted a "Day of Beauty" Hair & Makeup Makeover to 3 disabled people

  • Makeup Services for 10 students at the First Children's School Prom 

  • Makeovers for five disabled people at Spectrum Care Management & Counseling Facility for Fall Festival

  • Girl Scout Cookies from Girl Scout Troop 75312 to PS37R


Our long-term goal was to assist 500 people by 2025, fostering independence and inclusion in society. 

*As of March 25th, 2024, The Makeup On Wheels Foundation has successful reached and exceeded this long term goal by servicing over 3,138+ individuals in need. 

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PEOPLE SERVICED: 3,138+

ABOUT

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

  • Abilities Expo
    Abilities Expo
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, May 03
    New Jersey Expo Center
    May 03, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    New Jersey Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ 08837, USA
    May 03, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    New Jersey Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ 08837, USA
    The Makeup On Wheels Foundation will be giving free makeovers to all individuals who attend the abilities expo all weekend long! Please come visit our booth and get to know what we're all about!
  • Bowlathon Fundraiser
    Bowlathon Fundraiser
    Sun, May 19
    Rab's Bowling
    May 19, 2024, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Rab's Bowling , 1600 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
    May 19, 2024, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Rab's Bowling , 1600 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
    *Includes an hour and a half of bowling, shoe rental, and slice of pizza!* A portion of proceeds will be generously donated towards our mission in helping the disabled community.
  • Dine to Donate with Applebees!
    Dine to Donate with Applebees!
    Tue, Apr 16
    All 4 Applebee's Locations in Staten Island
    Apr 16, 2024, 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM
    All 4 Applebee's Locations in Staten Island
    Apr 16, 2024, 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM
    All 4 Applebee's Locations in Staten Island
    Present this flyer at any Staten Island Applebee's location. When making your purchase 20% of your bill will be donated in the foundation in support of our mission!
  • Krispy Kreme Donates Dozens for MARCH!
    Krispy Kreme Donates Dozens for MARCH!
    Sat, Mar 23
    Staten Island
    Mar 23, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Staten Island, 2643 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314, USA
    Mar 23, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Staten Island, 2643 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314, USA
    Krispy Kreme Donates Dozens in Support of The Makeup On Wheels Foundation! For the entire month of March when you purchase dozens of donuts 50% of the proceeds are donated to the foundation in support of the disabled community! Donations are eligible through March 31st, 2024!

HOW TO SUPPORT

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BECOME A SPONSOR

Be an active community sponsor to help support our mission. 

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BOOK ONE OF OUR SERVICES

Schedule a Consultation, Book a Makeup Class, Bridal & Prom Makeup and much more!

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BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Become a volunteer to help support our mission. 

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DONATE

Donate to The Makeup on Wheels Foundation!

A special THANK YOU to our yearly sponsors:

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