Bense SurgiSpa In The Community
At Bense SurgiSpa we care about our patients and work with them every step of the way to exceed their expectations and help them achieve the look they desire. We also care about our community. Giving connects us to others, creating stronger and happier communities. It makes sense that helping others contributes to our own happiness as well. We proudly work with various community partners with their fundraising efforts throughout the year.
RedCross Alberta Wildfires Fund: Bense SurgiSpa is continuing the efforts to help people affected by the Alberta Wildfires. Throughout the summer 2016 we sold tickets, for a chance to win a free treatment. As well we contributed a percentage of proceeds from a some treatments to this worthwhile cause. As a combined group with put sister company, Bense vision, we contributed over $8000 to Alberta wildfires.
Single Parent Association
Is a charity here in St. John’s that provides support to Single Parent Families. Being the sole earner in a family brings many stresses and this charity provides an opportunity for Single Parents to regain control of their lives. Bense SurgiSpa is always happy to support SPAN, especially at Christmas Time. We provide Christmas for a family; the single parent and the children. We provide ‘everything’, from full ‘stockings’ for the kids to the Turkey on the table with all the trimmings, all the toys, clothes, new PJ’s, and gifts for the mom or dad as well. We provide the wrapping paper, tape and tags too. We also give the Mom or Dad gift cards just in case we forgot something!
Iris Kirby House
Is a charity that provides shelter to women and their children who are experiencing relationship abuse, providing women and children a safe haven who have had to leave their homes due to domestic violence. At Christmas we have a special Spa day at our clinic. We arranges for all the women who are currently in the shelter to come in for a day of relaxation, conversation, one-on-one special time to get their hair, nails, makeup etc. done. We partner with stylists and make-up artists to help us pamper these wonderful women. At the end of their spa break they leave our centre feeling good about themselves. Dr. Bense and family give each woman a special Christmas gift, with gift card and something for the children.
Pajama Christmas Drive
Our staff and patients are generous year round, but especially so at Christmas. For the third year we have partnered with the Batten Family to collect new pajamas for the Gathering Place, Iris Kirby house, and the Single Parents Association. New pajamas are something many of us look forward to at Christmas, and we think everyone should enjoy a new pair – to keep warm and cozy and bring a smile to children and adults! Every year we surpass our last goal! To date we have donated almost 300 pairs of pajamas.
Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra
Dr. Michael Bense has been a longtime supporter of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. Recognizing that his support is not simply a charitable gift but an investment in one of this province’s most important educational, musical, and cultural resources, Dr. Bense recognizes the value of true partnership. When arts organizations thrive, Newfoundland and Labrador becomes all the more attractive as community and as a home. Strong arts organizations enhance the quality of life for members of the community and indicate the overall health of the region. Thanks, Bense SurgiSpa, for sharing the stage with us!”
– Michelle Smith-Antle, Director of Marketing and Development Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra
Hearts For Haiti
Bense Medical Aesthetics wanted to do something to help the people of Haiti and devised a “Hearts for Haiti” project. Clients were given the option to purchase a $5 heart to show their support and have their name entered for a variety of prizes. The selection of the recipient of the monies collected from this worthy cause, was facilitated by the Newfoundland Medical Board. They suggested that the work of MaterCare was a natural fit, given the number of caring women & men who are Bense clients. In this creative but simple way, Bense raised almost $4,000 for the work of MaterCare in Haiti. The Board, staff and volunteers and most importantly, the Haitian people thank Bense Medical Aesthetics and their clients for their generous hearts and open hands. You have made a difference!
Bense SurgiSpa is pleased that we are able to help many small organizations in their fund raising activities as well. On a monthly basis, throughout the year, we donate Bense Surgispa services to hundreds of local schools, sports teams, organizations, and associations etc. These complimentary certificates help organizations in their fund raising events, such as: auctions, drives, car washes, card games, dinners, dances etc.