Team members at the James Alan Salon and Spa have raised over $25,000 so far in 2013 for the Justice and Soul Foundation, co-founded by owner Matthew Fairfax.
The money has been raised to build a cosmetology school in Cambodia through the Justice and Soul Foundation. The mission of the school is to provide training and a sustainable career to survivors of the sex trafficking industry.
Salon team members have hosted an art show that included personal, hand-created items by several team members and offered for sale. All of the items were donated and included poetry, photography, and paintings. The art walk raised over $10,000 for the Justice and Soul Foundation.
In addition, team members have contributed $6500 to date to the Foundation through payroll deduction. Fairfax has matched that contribution for a total of $13,000 raised.
“The team at James Alan Salon and Spa has always believed that it’s important to support the community that supports us, and we’ve always participated in fundraising and community service efforts as a way to give back. By partnering with the Justice and Soul Foundation, we have the ability to truly transform lives and provide a sustainable future to victims of sex trafficking. And though we may never meet the women we’re able to help, at James Alan Salon and Spa it’s a value to assist and support others when and where we can,” explained Salon Manager Kim Smith.
The James Alan Salon and Spa offers a full range of services including waxing, make-up application, permanent cosmetics, hair extensions, and hair and skin care to meet the needs of a wide and diverse community. Voted Washington CEO Magazine’s “Best Small Company to Work For” in both 2003 and 2005, the team at James Alan Salon and Spa focuses on customer satisfaction as the primary goal.
The Justice and Soul Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on eliminating the sexual exploitation of young women and children globally as well as the restoration of the survivors. Through the Founders’ shared connections to the salon and fashion industry, and, after several years of research, planning and interviews, they are enlisting the support of the beauty industry to create a sustainable, systemic solution that addresses sex trafficking.