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.
Our next Street-Side Salon is coming up in the spring of 2017.
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.
HOW TO you can help:
We are always looking for more stylists. If you're able to join us at our next Salon, please email us to let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring clothes or shoes so people can get a new outfit to go with their new 'do.
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.