This April, Hello! joined HelmsBriscoe for their Annual Business Conference in Chicago. As part of their HB Cares initiative, which empowers HelmsBriscoe partners to reach out in their local communities, Hello! co-sponsored the HB Cares Luncheon.


This year’s luncheon partnered with a charity called Common Threads Cooking for Life. Common Threads’ mission is to educate low-income children on the importance of nutrition and physical wellbeing, empowering them to be agents of change for healthier families, schools, and communities. We worked with HelmsBriscoe leaders to find innovative ways to educate a group of Chicago kids to be fit and to prepare and eat healthy foods.


The lunch included a variety of stations for kids, where conference attendees worked with the kids to teach them how to shop for foods at a farmer’s market, how to cook, to do yoga, to dance, and to create art for self-expression. Hello! team member Valerie Hershiser says "It’s always a pleasure to give back with our partners at HelmsBriscoe, and this luncheon was especially impactful because we got to work directly with children in Chicago, where our conference was based. It’s our hope that they take their new skills home and form healthy habits to last a lifetime!"