One Purchased = One Donated. As a college student, Jess Ekstrom interned at a wish-granting organization for kids with life threatening illnesses. She noticed that a lot of the kids loved to wear headbands after hair loss from chemotherapy. Armed with inspiration, Jess founded Headbands of Hope during her junior year in 2012. For every item purchased, a headband is donated to a child with an illness. HOH has grown to impact hundreds of thousands of people with a simple accessory, but it all started with a single idea to act. In December of 2021, HOH reached a huge goal they had only been dreaming of for almost a decade, they have now donated over ONE MILLION headbands!