The Makeup on Wheels Foundation was founded by Stephanie Debes, a woman who is part of the disabled community; a community that is so often overlooked by the rest of the world.
Stephanie is a graduate of St. John’s University with a BA in Hospitality Management and Event Planning; Make-Up Designory as a certified beauty and special effects makeup artist, and a NYS Licensed Esthetician from 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.
The Makeup on Wheels Foundation was established in 2020 with the ultimate goal to raise awareness that people with disabilities can be capable, productive members of society when given the opportunity to succeed.
The Makeup on Wheels Foundation is dedicated to serving the needs of every ability. We help to provide the necessary funding for medical expenses, personal care, assistive devices, and educational and vocational training that are needed to help these individuals adapt and become independent.
Since our first gala, we granted an individual with Cerebral Palsy a Day of Beauty at our Annual Glam Event, donated an adaptive bike to another individual with Cerebral Palsy, helped a 6x cancer patient with medical expenses, & donated 100 tickets to the flip circus to the disabled girl scout troop 75312. Our long-term goal is to help 500 individuals with various disabilities by 2025.
A special THANK YOU to our sponsors:
"Stephanie did a fabulous job with my sister Doris’s makeup for her 45th Elementary School Reunion 💜 She was super accommodating and professional 💜 Doris loved every minute of the pampering and truly was the Belle of the Ball 💜 Thank you Stephanie 💜 She looked beautiful 💜".
~ Tina Villegas
"Stephanie was amazing on time worked so well with our designers and models. She’s patient tolerant knowledgeable and I’m looking forward to working with her again at the fashion week experience."
~ James Corbett
"Stephanie did an amazing job with my makeup for a fashion show this spring. She was professional, interactive and knows how to blend makeup nicely for women of color. I highly recommend Stephanie to my fellow models and beyond."
~ Angelique J.
"Stephanie and I have collaborated on more than a dozen photo shoots. She's a pleasure to work with. She's professional, courteous, easy to talk to and above all: good at what she does. She knows how to make a client feel at ease and how to execute the perfect look. Highly recommended!"
~ Michael Pelczar