Archive for April, 2010

Theanna Zika’s Charities

April 23, 2010

Passion for Charitable Giving An active member of the home health care industry, I am passionate about helping others. To this end, I contribute to and support a variety of charities even beyond my professional endeavors. You can find information on some of my favorite organizations below. The Mission Continues ( – The Mission Continues is an organization dedicated to assisting and empowering disabled and wounded veterans. Among the organization’s programs are the Fellowship Program, which places veterans into volunteer positions within their community; Veterans Tributes, which encourages citizens to complete service projects on behalf of a fallen service member; and Warriors in Service, which assists active, wounded service members in organizing and leading service projects. Sierra Club ( – In operation since 1892, the Sierra Club is an environmental organization that advocates for the protection of national parks and other wild places. Founded by John Muir, the Sierra Club offers educational resources and programs designed to combat global warming and safeguard various environmental habitats. Paralyzed Veterans of America ( – Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) spearheads initiatives to secure quality healthcare, research and education, benefits, and various opportunities to service people suffering from spinal cord injuries or spinal cord diseases. Environmental Defense Fund ( – Founded over 40 years ago, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has played an instrumental role in instituting change at the base legal level. Among EDF’s history-making victories are winning a ban on DDT (a harmful pesticide that harms wildlife), helping hunted whales earn a spot on the United States’ Endangered Species List, launching the Safe Harbor program, and helping pass a law meant to cap and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a healthcare charity focusing on children suffering from cancer and other life threatening diseases. St. Jude’s is renowned for taking on the most complex cases, as well as its pioneering research and state-of-the-art facilities.


Theanna Zika: President of Heavenly Helpers Senior Home Care

April 22, 2010

Making a Difference As the President of Heavenly Helpers Senior Home Care, I am committed to providing a unique and valuable service that makes a difference in the lives of others. I started Heavenly Helpers with the intent of providing non-medical in-home assistance to clients ranging from the elderly to those living with disabilities. My company offers assistance with day-to-day activities that our clients may have difficulties completing, such as meal preparation, personal hygiene routines, and shopping. Most importantly, Heavenly Helpers offers seniors an opportunity to form meaningful relationships and derive enjoyment from rewarding companionship. My extensive screening process includes a comprehensive background and qualifications check. Jobs of this nature require a certain kind of individual – caring and compassionate, as well as skilled. For each candidate, I have to ask myself an important question: would I hire this person to care for my own parents? A “yes” answer indicates that that person would be a good fit for our team. I would never hire any person to care for others if I would not hire them for my own loved ones. In addition to developing my team, I take pains to match each caretaker up with our clients. Taking into account each client’s wants and needs, I endeavor to find a caretaker whose personality and background will best suit them. I encourage our clients to meet with the caregiver prior to beginning services to ascertain whether personal chemistry will allow the relationship to work.