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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Press Release: Shoreline Salon Raises Over $25,000 for Trafficking Victims

For immediate release: October 30, 2013
For more information, please contact: Kim Smith (206) 542-2226
Shoreline, WA.- The team at James Alan Salon & Spa has raised over $25,000 to the Justice and Soul Foundation in 2013.

The money has been raised to build a cosmetology school in Cambodia through the Justice & Soul Foundation. The mission of the school is to provide training and a sustainable career to survivors of the sex trafficking industry. Salon Owner Matthew Fairfax is the co-Founder of the Justice & Soul Foundation.

Salon team members have hosted an art show that included personal, hand-created items by several team members and offered for sale. All of the items were donated and included poetry, photography, and paintings. The art walk raised over $10,000 for the Justice & Soul Foundation.

In addition, team members have contributed $6500 to date to the Foundation through payroll deduction. Fairfax has matched that contribution for a total of $13,000 raised.

“The team at James Alan Salon & Spa has always believed that it’s important to support the community that supports us, and we’ve always participated in fundraising and community service efforts as a way to give back. By partnering with the Justice & Soul Foundation, we have the ability to truly transform lives and provide a sustainable future to victims of sex trafficking. And though we may
never meet the women we’re able to help, at James Alan Salon & Spa it’s a value to assist and support others when and where we can,” explained Salon Manager Kim Smith.


The James Alan Salon& Spa offers a full range of services including waxing, make-up application, permanent cosmetics, hair extensions, and hair and skin care to meet the needs of a wide and diverse community. Voted Washington CEO Magazine’s “Best Small Company to Work For” in both 2003 and 2005, the team at James Alan Salon & Spa focuses on customer satisfaction as the primary goal.

The Justice & Soul Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on eliminating the sexual exploitation of young women and children globally as well as the restoration of the survivors. Through the Founders’ shared connections to the salon and fashion industry, and, after several years of research, planning and interviews, they are enlisting the support of the beauty industry to create a sustainable, systemic solution that addresses sex trafficking.

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