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Acts of Kindness
At Aqua Skin and Nail Bar, we believe in positively impacting lives through our business.
We believe that practicing the pay-it-forward system of living — acts of kindness without expecting anything in return — is the best way to accomplish our mission of making the world a better place.

The Cordova sisters founded Aqua with the same philosophy that their grandmother Emilia taught their mom Totti: Practice Love, Care, Generosity and Support to not only those you know but also those you don’t know.

Here are some of the organizations that our acts of kindness have helped:
  • Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara
  • Sarah House Guests
  • Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
  • Dream Foundation
  • Little Angels Preschool
  • Discovery Learning Center
  • St. Andrews
  • Montessori Schools
  • Kinderkirk Preschool & Daycare Center
  • Notre Dame School
  • Marymount of Santa Barbara
  • St. Raphael School
  • Adams Elementary School
  • McKinley Elementary School
  • Peabody Charter School
  • Santa Barbara Madrigals
  • San Marcos Engineering Academy
  • San Marcos Choir
  • Crane Country Day School
  • Laguna Blanca School
  • Bishop Garcia Diego High School
  • ASAP Cat Rescue
  • Return to Freedom
  • Turn the Page Uganda
  • Alpha Resource Center
  • The Unity Shoppe
  • Santa Barbara Association of Relators
  • The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

And many more !

The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation Annual Mother’s Spa Day
In 2008 Claudia Cordova along with TTBCF’s founder Nikki Green and Angela Claudio help start TTBCF’s First Annual Mother’s Spa Day to beautify and pamper over 100 moms with a child currently in treatment, recently out of treatment or who have lost a child to cancer. Aqua Skin and Nail Bar generously donates elikit manicure packs, polish and staff for this wonderful event every year.

Better Future International Haiti House-Handbags For Haiti Non-Profit
In 2014 Claudia Cordova and her two Franklin College, Switzerland, roommates Lubna Al-Nakib and Tommie Pegues brainstormed an idea to support Tommie’s beloved children at Better Future’s Haiti House. Tommie needed to raise money to sponsor projects that would allow the children to become entrepreneurs, so that they could become self-reliant.

The answer was very simple. Lubna would collect donated designer handbags from her Kuwait community, Claudia would sell them in the United States and Tommie would make sure the funds would go toward projects that would help his children become self reliant. Claudia’s nieces Alyssa and Maddy, as well as Lubna’s daughters Faye and Summer, are now involved in sourcing, marketing and the logistics of selling the handbags.

Recently, the funds have gone to purchase bee hives and a brick making machine. The honey and the bricks are sold in the local market and are helping the older children on their journey to entrepreneurial self-reliance.