For a fifth year, the volunteer teens with Kids Helping Kids are preparing to take over Salon Kiklo Sunday, May 4, and with the help of the stylists they plan on raising more than $3,500.
"Cuts for a Cause" will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The money raised from the $60 haircuts and $30 wash and blow-outs will be used to buy and maintain wigs for children who have lost hair due to diseases such as alopecia areata, and who could not otherwise afford the wigs.
Throughout the day, KHK expects that around 80 customers will participate. In addition, as a thank you for participating in the fundraiser, clients will receive a coupon for 20 percent off their next salon service.
As in previous years, KHK middle and high school volunteers will be on hand to greet clients, offer refreshments, process transactions, educate them about other KHK events and run a raffle. In addition, outside the salon, at 126 Main St., New Canaan, Kids Helping Kids will set up a bake sale to help fund other upcoming youth-led service projects.
Stacey Andrea, manager of Salon Kiklo, and her brother, George, the owner, said, "This is our fifth year and we are proud and excited to continue our support of Cuts for a Cause. 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. The effects of this special event go far beyond simply raising money to help someone less fortunate. Kids Helping Kids aims 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, then the overall accomplishment is great." said Lexi Kelley, 17-year-old founder of the organization.
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For information, visit www.KidsHelpingKidsCT.org.