A single story doesn’t convey how much Treacha Reid-McCalla has done to change the lives of people around her.
To put her work in perspective, one would have to look at Reid-McCalla’s many accomplishments-covering many stories and changing many lives in a positive way.
The first time I heard about Treacha Reid-McCalla was when I read the Jamaica Observer cover story, Changing Lives, published on December 18, 2017. It was a compelling story that showed the passion and dedication of this Jamaican woman. The article featured Reid-McCalla’s work with disadvantage girls from Mary’s Child and Yadel Home For Girls.
After reading the article, I decided to look at take a closer look at her story. Here is what I found:
Christmas came early for more than 50 wards of the State and their caregivers at the Mustard Seed Communities-run Mary’s Child facility in Kingston and Yadel Home for Girls in Old Harbour, St. Catherine.
Owner and Operator of Bella Day Spa in Kingston and Shades of Elegance in Old Harbour, Treacha Reid-McCalla, along with 13 members of her team, took time out to pamper the girls on December 6 and 13, respectively.
Mrs. Reid-McCalla tells JIS News that she always had a burning desire to give back to society. “As a corporate citizen, where beauty is our business, it is only fitting that some of the most vulnerable are the beneficiaries of what we give back to society,” she says.
She points out that more than $400,000 was spent to coordinate the events at both facilities.
Mrs. Reid-McCalla says she has always involved herself in corporate social responsibility activities over the years, so after consultation with the Child Development Agency (CDA), it was agreed to extend this initiative to State-care facilities. “This initiative is about bringing Christmas early to girls in State care,” she adds. [Source: Jamaica Information Service]
⇒Who is Treacha Reid-McCalla?
Read the Jamaica Gleaner story, From Her Mother’s Veranda To Her Salon, which shares her journey to become a successful business owner.
In 2015, Reid-McCalla was recognized as a Scotibank Vision Achiever.
For more details on Treacha Reid-McCalla visit the her company’s website and check out the about us page