House of Shalom raises cash while giving women a “Ladies Afternoon Out”

 

Clients receive hair styling done by Kim Cote and Laura Beneteau from Dare Your Hair in Amherstburg. (Submitted photo)

Clients receive hair styling done by Kim Cote and Laura Beneteau from Dare Your Hair in Amherstburg.
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Fundraising committee members Brendan Clouthier, Sarah Wilson and Jessica Jarvis and activities co-ordinator Rebecca Deline helped present “Ladies Afternoon Out” at the House of Shalom Youth Centre. (Submitted photo)

Fundraising committee members Brendan Clouthier, Sarah Wilson and Jessica Jarvis and activities co-ordinator Rebecca Deline helped present “Ladies Afternoon Out” at the House of Shalom Youth Centre.
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House of Shalom volunteers enjoying a “spa day” while attending the recent “Ladies Afternoon Out” fundraiser which raised over $1,000. (Submitted photo)

House of Shalom volunteers enjoying a “spa day” while attending the recent “Ladies Afternoon Out” fundraiser which raised over $1,000.
(Submitted photo)

A client receives a facial from freelance makeup artist Shari Lee. (Submitted photo)

A client receives a facial from freelance makeup artist Shari Lee.
(Submitted photo)

By RTT Staff

 

Women from the community recently had a chance to enjoy getting pampered while helping a youth organization at the same time.

The House of Shalom Youth Centre hosted its first-ever “Ladies Afternoon Out” spa day fundraiser May 25, which organizers say turned out to be “an amazing success.”

The fundraiser featured over a dozen local estheticians, hair stylists, and massage therapists, who donated their time and services for the entire day. House of Shalom activities co-ordinator Rebecca Deline stated that ladies who purchased tickets at the cost of $25 got to choose from three “mini-spa services,” such as manicures or massages.

“After their spa treatments, there were vendors to shop from featuring everything from Tupperware to handmade jewellery, and beautiful and delicious catering from the newly opened Creole’s in Amherstburg,” said Deline. “As a non-profit organization, we are in part funded by the United Way, but the House of Shalom is relies heavily on fundraising and support from the community to keep our doors open. Our peer-support based program has been running now since 1971, and even after 40-plus years, our building is still full every week with teenagers looking for a safe place to fit in, to engage in self-expression and self-discovery, while becoming leaders in their community.”

Deline credited the volunteers who come up with the ideas for events such as the “Ladies Afternoon Out.” She said a final total was not yet available from the fundraiser but said it was safe to say it was over $1,000.

“As the activities co-ordinator, I have the pleasure of overseeing an incredibly passionate volunteer fundraising committee, who have but an insane amount of work into planning new events like the ‘Ladies Afternoon Out,’ and making sure that they run smoothly,” she added. “We were pleasantly surprised to have sold out of out tickets weeks before the event. Almost all of our customers, service providers and vendors filled out comment cards, and the most frequent response we received was to make the event even bigger next year.”

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