Justice and Soul Foundation launches campaign

Sunday, March 23, 2014


The Justice and Soul Foundation has launched a fundraising campaign to raise contributions to build a teaching salon focused on providing career training and support to survivors of sex trafficking.

The Foundation is seeking support to build a non-profit school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to teach the fundamentals of cosmetology (hair, skin, nails and makeup), business, and team building to survivors of sex trafficking.

Co-founders Matthew Fairfax and Lauren Ebright

Seven months ago Justice and Soul Foundation Co-Founder Matthew Fairfax moved from his Shoreline salon, The James Alan Salon and Spa, to Cambodia to accelerate the effort and now funds are needed to build the school.

The Justice and Soul Foundation has developed a program that offers emotional support from qualified therapists to overcome the effects of trauma experienced by victims of sex trafficking, and will also provide each student with the opportunity to develop critical thinking, decision making, and life skills for a full transition to true independence.

Their program is based on years of research and strong partnerships to address the whole person with a long-term solution while teaching skills that will help the students build sustainable careers.

The goal of the fundraising campaign is to raise $45,000 in six weeks. All tax-deductible contributions will go directly toward building the teaching school, with a goal of enrolling the first class of students this year.

“After five years of planning, building partnerships, renting a space, creating our blueprints, and collecting bids, the moment of truth is here. It is time to build the salon and school so we can help rebuild the lives of our young students. I’m convinced that together we can restore hope and create a future for generations to come,” explained Fairfax.

Donations can be made directly to the non-profit Foundation

The Justice and 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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