Boston, MA, July 02, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Anita Kurl, award winning hair salon in the SOWA district of Boston's South End, celebrates its ten year anniversary by giving back to the community that has supported it since it's inception in 2002.
On Saturday, July 14, 2012, the stylists of Anita Kurl will open their doors and extend a special invitation to Project Place and The Home for Little Wanderers Waltham House providing complimentary haircuts and hair color services to the clients of both nonprofit organizations.
"I am a huge believer in giving back to the local community. Think globally, act locally, I suppose. The support Anita Kurl has received from the South End and GLBT communities has been amazing. We want to celebrate Anita Kurl's anniversary by giving back the best way we know how. If just one person walks out of the salon that day with an extra bounce in their step or a heightened level of self esteem, we will have accomplished our goal," says Amiee Parco, owner of Anita Kurl.
Project Place is an organization that works with homeless and low-income individuals by providing skills, education and resources needed to obtain stable employment and housing. They run small businesses that provide transitional employment opportunities to their clients, job training classes, and provide housing as well as individual counseling. For the last few years they have made a commitment to serving veterans and their families who currently comprise 21% of clients served by the agency.
"We are touched by Amiee's generous offer and that Anita Kurl has chosen to celebrate their ten years in the South End by giving back. For our clients, making the transition to self-sufficiency is more than just gaining skills. It's also having the confidence to believe in themselves and connecting with a supportive community. Anita Kurl's gesture of kindness is an example of what makes a caring community- and we are grateful that another door has opened for our folks," said Executive Director Suzanne Kenney.
The Home for Little Wanderers’ Waltham House group home program was designed to provide a safe and supportive living environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) youth aged 14-18. Waltham House is the first residential group home designed specifically for GLBT youth in New England and is one of only three in the nation.
"Many of the young adults at Waltham House have previously experienced difficulty due to their gender or sexuality identities," explained Rebecca Reed, Program Director, Waltham House. "When local businesses like Anita Kurl open their doors to our clients, they are opening their hearts and giving youth an opportunity to feel good about themselves and build their self-esteem. Opportunities like this allow youth to feel respected, supported and cared for in the community."
About Anita Kurl
Established in 2002 Anita Kurl Salon (www.anitakurl.com) is a full-service salon with a team of stylists harnessing the simple goal to provide top-quality service. Stylists at Anita Kurl are committed to being on the forefront of new techniques and product knowledge. This ensures clients are served to the highest of standards. Stylists participate in advanced training classes on a continual basis. Anita Kurl is dedicated to providing clients with extensive personal consultations before any service. Client communication is the key to success.
About Project Place
Project Place, founded in 1967, has provided hope and opportunity to homeless and low-income individuals in the Greater Boston Area for 45 years. The nonprofit is a supportive community that provides the skills, education and resources needed to obtain stable employment and housing. The agency manages three social enterprises (small businesses with a social mission) and offers job training programs, career services, transitional and permanent housing, and case management support to help those experiencing homelessness reestablish themselves in society with dignity. For more information on these and other programs, visit www.projectplace.org .
About Waltham House
Waltham House is The Home for Little Wanderers’ group home that was designed to provide a safe and supportive living environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth ages 14-18. Many of the residents have previously experienced difficulty due to their gender or sexuality identities. The program helps to prepare them for family reunification, independent living, and future self-sufficiency. Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, Waltham House is the first residential group home designed specifically for GLBT youth in New England, and is only one of three programs of its kind in the nation. The program was founded on the principles of responsibility, respect and pride, with the belief that all children deserve to live in an environment in which they feel safe, respected, supported and cared for. For more information www.thehome.org/waltham.