On Monday March 11th, 2013, George Gonzalez, HARPO celebrity hairstylist and owner of George the Salon Chicago, opened his doors and heart to the On Your Feet Foundation (OYFF) by donating his salon services and space to raise money for this nonprofit 501c3 organization. The OYFF is dedicated to providing personal support to birthparents to help them get "back on their feet" after making an adoption plan for their child.
Attendees enjoyed haircuts, color, and styling sessions with George the salon's top stylists with a $100 donation for each service provided. $5,000 was raised during this 3 hour charity fundraiser.
"I find it is important to support organizations that can provide the resources women need to improve their lives," says George Gonzalez. "When I heard of what OYFF did for birthmothers (women who for a number of reasons place their children with adoptive families) I wanted to help. I have been blessed with the talent of making women feel beautiful and I want to share my gift with as many women as I can."
[Image courtesy of Janice McCafferty PR]