School may be out for the summer, but learning never ends.
That’s why popular singer and Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams founded From One Hand To AnOTHER (FOHTA) in 2008. FOHTA offers after-school and summer innovations through S.T.E.A.M.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Motivation) camps in 26 sites nationally and 18 locally. Williams hopes FOHTA will “change the world one kid at a time by providing them the tools and resources to meet their unique potential.”
On Wednesday July 11, 30 children attended summer camp at Greater Grace Church in Virginia Beach will come to Leesa Sleep, 32nd Street and Pacific Avenue, to learn how a new business works. Owners David Wolfe and Jamie Diamonstein and other members of the 70-employee start-up, will introduce the kids to such subjects as marketing, design, finance, technology and product development. They will participate in child-friendly activities and will “Share Your Dream” on a special wall as they arrive in Leesa’s “Dream” showroom.
Over the past three years, Leesa has donated over 30,000 mattresses as part of its “One-Ten” program. Later this summer, the company will provide one to each of the 30 kids from From One Hand to Another and a total of over 1,500 to the families of all children engaged in the 2018 FOHTA initiative nationwide.