NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Kids Helping Kids (KHK) will sponsor “Cuts for a Cause” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 at Salon Kiklo in New Canaan.
The organization, staffed by volunteer teens, will help as salon stylists cut, wash and blow-dry the hair of customers. All proceeds of the event will be donated to buy and maintain wigs for children who have lost hair due to diseases such as Alopecia areata and chemotherapy treatments who could not otherwise afford these wigs.
Haircuts are $60 and wash and blow-dries $30. In addition, customers who participate will receive a coupon for 20 percent off their next salon service.
KHK middle and high school volunteers will greet clients, offer refreshments, process transactions, educate them about other KHK events and run a raffle. Outside the salon, KHK will run a bake sale to help fund their other upcoming youth-led service projects.
“This is our fifth year and we are proud and excited to continue our support of ‘Cuts for a Cause,’” says Stacey Andrea, manager of Salon Kiklo. “It has been a wonderful journey working with Kids Helping Kids to help them raise awareness of this important organization and raise funds to finance the wigs. Kids Helping Kids’ goal is to send the message that it is not difficult to help out your community. Even by taking small actions, the impact one can create is widespread and powerful."
“If each person helps a little bit,” said Lexi Kelley, 17-year-old founder of the organization, “then the overall accomplishment is great.”
KHK is a nonprofit organization whose projects are inspired, developed, and led by its youth members. Its members develop leadership skills through each youth-led project, helping to make a direct impact on local and global issues. Visit www.KidsHelpingKidsCT.org or email Info@KidsHelpingKidsCT.org.