Our next Street-Side Salon WILL BE On MAY 11, 2019.
WHERE? 2929 Hickory St, Dallas, TX 75226 | On the basketball court across from Austin Street Center
WHEN? MAY 2019: EXACT DATE TBD | Set-up starts at 8AM; Haircuts from 9-11AM; Tear down and pack-up from 11AM-12NOON
SIGN UP to volunteer through VOMO. If you don’t have a VOMO account already, click here to sign up! If you have an account, you can search for The Human Impact and sign up on our page under Projects. We could use help for the whole morning, from 8AM-12NOON, or for any portion of this time frame.
Abundance does not happen automatically. It is created when we have the sense to choose community, to come together to celebrate and share our common store. Whether the scarce resource is money or love or power or words, the true law of life is that we generate more of whatever seems scarce by trusting its supply and passing it around. Authentic abundance does not lie in secured stockpiles of food or cash or influence or affection but in belonging to a community where we can give those goods to others who need them—and receive them from others when we are in need.
Street-Side Salon was born out of the homeless population’s simple necessity for haircuts. Many individuals in our community shared that it is difficult to capitalize on employment opportunities because of their appearance.
In response to this communicated need, several times a year we set up a salon — and a small clothes "shop" — outside on the streets. Local hairstylists volunteer their time to cut the hair of people who are homeless (and a few of us who aren't).
After each Street-Side Salon, the feedback we receive from our friends on the streets is resounding. Many people express an increased ability to attend and successfully complete a job interview, in addition to increased self-confidence.
One of the best parts of Street-Side Salon is all of the people that gather together: There are kids and adults, people with homes and people without.
OTHER WAYS you can help:
We are always looking for more stylists. If you're a stylist and want to join us at our next Salon, please email us to let us know: email@example.com.
Bring clothes or shoes so people can get a new outfit to go with their new 'do. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate details for this.
Funds raised go to pay for breakfast burritos and supplies. Give a tax-deductible gift by clicking here and select Street-Side Salon in the drop-down menu.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please click here for more information.