This is my neighbor Jack. 13 years ago Jack was in a devastating accident that has left him wheel chair and ventilator dependent. His mom is 73 and takes care of him 24 hours a day. He requires a specialized van to travel but without it he spends a lot of time in solitude with no real connection to the outside world. He has so many things he wants to do and accomplish , and not having the transportation to do it makes it really hard for him. Please help us raise enough money to get him a van!
Visit https://www.gofundme.com/wheelsforjack to make a donation and to read more about his story.
Growing up as a bi-racial little girl ( Black/ Puerto Rican) , I had low self esteem about my hair for a really long time. Lack of education along with my mom's lack of experience with my hair texture led me to literally HATE my hair. It wasn't until my adult years when I finally learned how to maintain my hair properly, that I started to love it. I wanted to come up with an initiative to help raise the self esteem of other girls in the same position. Love is in the HAIR is a program designed teach girls how to love, appreciate, and care for their hair.. At then initial event , happening December 20, 2015 at the J'Onye Beauty Cafe in Union, NJ- ten girls will be nominated to participate and matched with 10 local stylists. They will get gift bags supplying them with all their hair care essentials. The stylist will do her hair that day and then once a month ( FOR FREE!) for the the entire 2016 calendar year. By the end of 2016 , her hair will be healthy, and she will have learned how to love and maintain it herself!
(For the 12.20.15 Each nominee must live in the NJ!!)
Nominees must be 6-12 years old and fit the following criteria:
- currently lives in foster care /homeless shelter
-lives in a single father household
-is bi-racial and parents have trouble maintaining;caring for hair
-for any reason, hair is not being maintained/cared for properly
If you want to nominate a child , refer a stylist ,
or are interested in becoming an ambassador so that we can bring Love is in the Hair to your own hometown, please email me @ EverydayisChrisMiss@gmail.com !!