Lula Ruby owner, Angela Favero, described to me how a local Women in Business group introduced her to another woman currently working for the Set Her Free organization in Uganda, a non-profit dedicated to restoring the lives of young women formerly enslaved by the sex trades in Africa.
Set Her Free runs a home situated in the Kawempe division of Kampala, Uganda. That home provides not only food and shelter, but also formal education, technical training, counseling, medical care, mentoring and resettlement opportunities for the women. It’s essentially a place designed to help Ugandan women prepare to provide themselves a better way of life in a place that often times offers little choice.
Angela said the charity resonated with her, as it’s something helping provide assistance to women to empower their own lives. She says as a single mom, that goal of self empowerment clicked with her. And it just so happens that cutting and styling hair is one trade taught to Ugandan women in the Set Her Free home’s own hair salon.
So, because Angela wanted to do more than “just write a check” for charity, this Sunday, April 21, 2013, from 12-4PM, at an event called “Kuts for Kampala,” Angela and the Lula Ruby stylists will be raising money for the Set her Free organization by offering $30 haircuts at the new Snoqualmie salon, with all proceeds benefiting the organization’s efforts to empower young women in Africa.
Along with the haircuts, there will also be jewelry for sale made by the Ugandan women helped by Set Her Free, with 100% of sales proceeds going to the organization. Angela says appetizers will also be provided during the event.
Although you can just show up on Sunday for a haircut, Lula Ruby says they would prefer if you’d call to reserve a time – (425) 292-0816. The Salon is located at 7329 Better Way SE in Snoqualmie – across from the Snoqualmie Fire Station and near Subway.