When we first started Shear Kindness in Aug of 2008, we had the idea of getting one salon committed to serving one location in need regularly. Now almost a year and a half later Mia Bella has sucessfully been serving and building relationships with the children and women at Restoration Village. As we continue those relationships, it is also our goal to branch out by connecting other salons in the area with others in need to serve them on a regular basis.
We also have many other long term goals and some one hit wonders on the drawing board. Right now we have so many people who could benefit from our gifts and services, just not enough stylists yet committed to serving on a more regular basis.
Some of projects we are working on currently are...
- Our main Shear Kindness events that we do quarterly for the women and children of Restoration Village.
- The iPROMise event held at Prom time which enables girls who cannot afford to go prom or pay for the things that are involved with going to prom, such as dress, make-up, hair, dinner, tickets.
- Teaming up with Laundry Love. I started a few months a go going to Rogers Laundry Love and setting up a chair and cutting kids hair at this event. Next we would love to have one stylist at each Laundry love location in Northwest Arkansas to meet the needs in different areas!
- Once a year before schools starts we participate in an event called Kids Blitz at The Samaritan Center & United Way. We bring stylist in to cut the kids hair for school.
- Another event on the table is called Cuts for Community, where one day several salons will raise money for Shear Kindness. A portion of a whole days earnings will go to help families who ordinarily cant afford to pay for their kids to have professional haircuts, and help women from abused situations get their hair done as well.
So, that's what is currently in the works, and we would love for anyone interested in getting involved to let us know so we can chat.
For more information on how to get involved, please visit the Shear Kindness initiative page or send an email to ShearKindness@CobblestoneProject.org