Justice and Soul Hosts Fundraising Event, Exceeds Goal

The Justice and Soul Foundation hosted a fundraising event, "Fashion SOULstice," on April 26 to raise money to provide funding for a cosmetology school in Cambodia. The event drew over 275 participants and raised just over $47,000.

One of the highlights of the evening was a fashion show with models styled by local salons. Seven salons and one school participated to create the vision and style of each signature look. The partnering salons and school included: James Alan Salon and Spa, Daniel Ross Salon and Skin Care, Lisa Power Salon, Paroba College, Robert Leonard Salon and Day Spa, Rosaline Hampton, Pepper's Salon, and William James Hair and Skin Studio.

The sold-out evening featured a silent auction and runway show, raising a total of $47,000 which will be used to teach cosmetology skills to young survivors of sex trafficking in the Foundation's new vocation training program in Cambodia.

"The success of our first-annual 'Fashion SOULstice' has been incredible. To have hit the fundraising goal necessary to launch our school in Cambodia in one night shows the incredible support we've received from countless friends and partners. I am in awe of the passion shown during the event here tonight and am excited to begin teaching sustainable skills to young survivors. I can't wait to enroll our first class of students," explained Justice & Soul Foundation Co-Founder Matthew Fairfax.

The Foundation is also wrapping up a six-week capitol campaigning, raising an additional $45,000 to build the school and salon in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The Justice & 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. www.justiceandsoul.org