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Because of the nature of the beauty industry, it is a little known fact that health insurance is often unobtainable to Stylists.  Whether it is too expensive for an individual on the Marketplace or too expensive for salons to offer to their Stylists, Behind The Scenes Benefits was created for those in the cosmetology industry in need of health insurance. 

Any Montgomery County Stylist may apply to receive this fund.  Our aim is to raise enough money to help at least 4 Stylists enroll in a full year's worth of benefits. We have partnered with an independent broker to supply a more affordable, customized policy to each of the beneficiaries where funds will be allocated directly.  Stylists, apply below to be a fund recipient!  Click the button below to donate now. 

Apply to be a recipient for Hair N'Abstract's, "Behind The Scenes Benefits (for Stylists)" fund:

Thank you for your submission!

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Charitable Foundations
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Give the gift of love and opportunity:

Please consider adding on a tinsel application to any service you book with us!  The proceeds will go to any or all foundations of your choosing.  If you don't want tinsel application you may also donate directly below!


365 Foundation

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The 365 Foundation is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization lead by local, Natalie Venezia.  This foundation advocates and fights for women’s rights, equality, and justice. The 365 Foundation works towards ensuring that women have equal rights to men in all areas of everyday life including education, employment, the arts, and political participation.

Through their many programs and events, 365 Foundation aims to raise awareness about gender inequality, sexual harassment, equal pay, creative representation, building a culture of respect for women veterans, and creating a safe and supportive community for all women.

The 365 Foundation is backed by a team of successful local female leaders that advocate and work within the community.  One of the goals of this grassroots advocacy is to mentor and train women to develop tools to go after leadership roles in their communities and to continue this legacy of women supporting women.

Events and programs will focus on creating opportunities for women in the arts and sciences, mentoring support and training on advanced leadership skills, and joining forces with other local women’s advocacy organizations so they can learn from each other and make a bigger impact in our local communities to change social norms.

Check out their website for more information:

www.365.foundation

The Shane & Pepper Foundation

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Shane is a (15 year old) pediatric stroke survivor with cerebral palsy and autism.  Pepper is his mobility service dog!  Shane and his family have devoted their lives to giving back to the community.   This foundation's programs give other disabled and neurodiverse youth and adults opportunities to learn life skills to help seek gainful employment through candle making!  They create beautifully handmade, hand labeled and cleverly named candles for sale.  The proceeds are divied up to support the foundation as well as the organization , 4 Paws For Ability, where Pepper trained for two years and graduated from.

There are candles for sale at their beautiful store in Lansdale.  There is private group setting (up to 25) capability for party or corporate team building candle making where you can byob and byof.  There is a photography studio inside of the Shane and Pepper Candle Co!  Customized candle labels and corporate gifting options are also available!   

 

Shane and Pepper are currently fund raising to create a space called the New Ability Center in conjunction with their Ability Culinary Project.  Both will teach and practice daily life skills as well as food industry skills to help create a more self sufficient lifestyle for the disabled and neurodiverse. 

 

Check out more information and the opportunity to give back to the community:

www.shaneandpeppercandleco.com

www.theshanepepper.org

The Trevor Project

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The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization focused on suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and questioning) young people. It was founded in 1998 by James Lecesne, Peggy Rajski, and Randy Stone in memory of Trevor Hailey, a young 13 year old boy who died by suicide after facing rejection and discrimination for his sexual orientation.

The Trevor Project provides a range of services to support LGBTQ+ youth in times of crisis. Some of the key services include:

  1. TrevorLifeline: A 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ+ youth. Trained counselors are available to provide support and lend a listening ear.

  2. TrevorText and TrevorChat: Text and online chat services that offer confidential support for LGBTQ+ youth who may not be comfortable talking on the phone.

  3. TrevorSpace: An online social network community for LGBTQ+ youth, providing a safe space to connect, share experiences, and seek support.

  4. Trevor Education: The Trevor Project offers educational resources, training programs, and workshops to raise awareness about LGBTQ+ issues, mental health, and suicide prevention.

  5. Research and Advocacy: The organization conducts research to better understand the mental health challenges faced by LGBTQ+ youth and advocates for policies and practices that promote inclusivity and support.

The Trevor Project aims to create a world where LGBTQ+ young people can live freely without fear of discrimination, rejection, or bullying. Their focus on suicide prevention is crucial, as LGBTQ+ youth can face higher rates of mental health challenges due to societal stigma and lack of acceptance.

Check out their website for more information:

www.thetrevorproject.org

Behind the Scenes Benefits
(for Stylists)

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Hi there!

We are a salon on West Main Street in Lansdale, PA advocating for fellow Stylists!

 

Outside of the Beauty Industry, it's not commonly known that Stylists do not have health benefits, be it that the Marketplace is unaffordable for individuals or smaller salons usually do not offer benefits for the same reason. We are normally compensated on a commissioned basis. Finding new clients, client retention and staying educated on methods/services is a large part of how Stylists stay in business which is another cost! (Don't forget to tip your Stylist!)

 

We, at the Hair N'Abstract by Christopher family have decided to start a fund for other local stylists who need assistance or need help getting medical, dental and vision insurance. We have partnered with an independent broker who will efficiently custom build plans for each individual in need. We would like to get a minimum of 4 individuals each health insurance for one year.

 

As of now, the plan is that this fund will be paid directly to the independent broker after allotments have been announced at the end of our BTSB Fundraiser tentatively July2024.

 

Please apply in the "Foundations We Support" section of our website to be considered for the first allottment: www.hairnabstract.com

 

We would be off to an amazing start if even every Stylist in the local area could donate even just $1. This would create the start of what we are hoping becomes a very large fund to help the local Stylist community. If you are so inspired and live outside of Montgomery County, PA, please start a local fund for your Stylists!

 

Thank you so much for any contributions you can make. If you are unable to make a contribution, please share this page to help get the word out. Every little bit helps!

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