Over a decade ago, I had an eye-opening conversation with a domestic violence advocate that changed the course of my life—and my salon’s community involvement. I discovered that children residing in domestic violence safe houses often returned to school with nothing more than their belongings in a garbage bag. These children, who had already faced unimaginable hardship and trauma, were also deprived of the essential educational resources they desperately needed. This grim reality became the catalyst for the creation of J.Faith Hair Studio’s annual Book Bag Fundraiser.
For the past eight years, we have been steadfast in our commitment to ensuring that the children in our community’s domestic violence safe houses are well-equipped for a successful academic year. Through the collective efforts of our dedicated stylists, supportive families, friends, and our wonderful clientele, we have managed to donate over 700 book bags filled with invaluable school supplies.
Beyond the backpacks and the school supplies, our efforts aim to shine a spotlight on an often-overlooked segment of our community: children residing in domestic violence safe houses. Raising awareness about these children is not only crucial for their immediate protection and healing, but also vital for their long-term well-being. By empowering these young minds with the tools they need for educational success, we are contributing to a more supportive society—one that can effectively break the cycle of violence and provide these children with opportunities for a brighter future.
We want to extend our deepest gratitude to each and every person who has joined forces with us to make this fundraiser exceptionally successful year after year. We are thrilled to announce that this year alone, we’ve contributed 61 book bags brimming with school supplies to SERV, an organization dedicated to helping survivors of domestic violence.
In conclusion, the Book Bag Fundraiser has become more than an event; it’s a movement that’s touching lives, changing futures, and strengthening our community. Thank you for your continued support, and here’s to making an even greater impact in the years to come.