MEET MADDIE!! We just love this girl and after you read her interview, you will love her too! We are so impressed with her work ethic and glad she is a member of the Ju-Ju-Be team! She is a very busy Senior at Laguna Beach High School plus she has started her own business/charity!!! Keep reading because she is offering Ju-Ju-Be fans 20% off at her online store AND she is partnering up with us for a GIVEAWAY!!!
WHAT DO YOU DO AT JU-JU-BE?
I am an intern! I love it. It is so great! Ju-Ju-Be has such a great atmosphere and I really enjoy working with them. I help put together sales in our office and help organize the merchandise. I do a little bit of secretary work BUT my favorite part of the job is working with my fellow employees. They are so great!!!!
CONGRATS ON BEING ELECTED STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT! TELL US ABOUT THAT.
Thank you! I love it. It keeps me extra busy but it is really fun. I plan senior events and help plan the school’s pep assemblies. This holiday season, I am planning a Senior “Adopt-a-Family” for 4 local families. The class will be divided and assigned a family. I am really excited!! My goal for this year is to bring our class and community together. I love being involved in the school. Only fall back–planning class reunions for the rest of my life… AGH.
DO YOU HAVE ANY INTERESTING STORIES ABOUT YOUR FAMOUS HIGH SCHOOL?
Ummm.. not that I can really think of! We do sometimes get tourists that take pictures of us on our campus… Kind of weird. I do get asked all the time if I attend school with LC… this would be true if this was my 15th year at the high school or she was even still in high school.
WHAT IS GOLD CANDY JEWELRY?
Gold Candy is a charity that I started after my sister was in the hospital for several months. She was in and out of hospitals with an unknown illness at the age of 10. It was really hard to see my little sister go through all this pain. The treatments were very expensive and extensive. Even after she was 90% recovered, she was still seeing doctors and visiting a pain clinic in Los Angeles. At Gold Candy, I sell bracelets and 75% of the proceeds go to a chronic pain clinic in Beverly Hills. A lot of children are in need of help from this clinic but it is often too expensive and they end up not getting the help they need. My goal is just to help others who are in the same boat my family was in almost two years ago. For more information visit my website.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR BRACELETS.
I make each bracelet with suede leather and cotton thread. I wrap the thread around the suede. (probably hard to envision… there are pictures on my website!)
HOW CAN WE BUY ONE OF YOUR BRACELETS?
You can go to my website!! I’m offering Ju-Ju-Be fans a 20% discount on any of my bracelets!!! Use code JUJUBE. (Valid thru Wednesday, 10/16/13).
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION?
Eeek! Graduation… I still feel like a freshman! Time went by so quickly! After High School, I hope to attend BYU in Utah. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
WHAT IS YOUR FAV JJB PRINT?
My current favorite Ju-Ju-Be print is Mint Chip! So fab. However, my absolute favorites are coming out in the future… Top secret. Sorry!
TELL US ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY!!
Gold Candy Jewelry and Ju-Ju-Be are partnering up for a giveaway!!! Go to Ju-Ju-Be’s Instagram at @jujube_intl for a chance to win a Gold Candy bracelet and a Ju-Ju-Be SuperBe!! One Instagram winner will be chosen on Friday, 10/18/13!! Good luck!!
Thanks so much for letting us get to know you a little bit better Maddie!!! We are so impressed with your charity and think you are an amazing person!! xo