Justice and Soul Foundation fundraising event on Mar 19 for sex trafficking victims

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

2015 Fashion SOULstice runway show
Photo by Fa'uma Jerome

The Justice and Soul Foundation will host the third-­annual Fashion SOULstice on March 19, 2016 at Lynnwood Convention Center. This event is designed to raise money to benefit young survivors of sex trafficking through the Foundation’s vocational training program in Cambodia.

The Fashion SOULstice fundraiser will feature the creative work of stylists and makeup artists from local salons and cosmetology schools, as well as a silent auction. Runway models will showcase upcoming hair, makeup, and fashion trends, while integrating major themes of the Foundation: hope, restoration, empowerment, and soul.

The evening will also include a brief update on the work in both Cambodia (Kate Korpi Salon and Academy) and the United States, presented by Justice and Soul Foundation Co-­Founder Matthew Fairfax.

2015 runway show
Photo by Fa'uma Jerome

The Kate Korpi Salon and Academy has been developed and is managed by the non-­profit Justice and Soul Foundation. The teaching salon was established to provide its students with the fundamentals of Western-­style cosmetology (hair, skin, nails, and makeup).

Students attending the Academy include survivors of sex trafficking and those at risk for sexual exploitation. They do not pay tuition, but are instead awarded scholarships. The program also includes a compensation plan for the students so that they can begin experiencing sustainable financial independence while learning this valuable trade.

The first-­annual Fashion SOULstice, held in April 2014, drew 275 guests and raised just over $47,000. Last year’s event, held in March 2015, had over 600 guests and 200 volunteers, models and artists. We raised over $75,000.

Video from our 2015 event: Fashion SOULstice 2015 video

“We’ve accomplished so much since the first Fashion SOULstice,” explained Justice and Soul Co-­Founder Matthew Fairfax. 
“We’ve opened the Kate Korpi Salon and Academy, graduated the first class of students from Phase 1 of training, and are now expanding. This third-­annual event will be an opportunity for us to raise money to further the mission of the Academy, enroll additional students, and encourage salon and spa professionals to consider joining us in Cambodia to help educate our students. 
"We can’t wait to share the news of our accomplishments and plans for the next 12 months.”

Tickets to this year’s event start at $50.00 and can be purchased online.

The Justice and Soul Foundation is a non-­profit organization focused on eliminating the sexual exploitation of young women, young men, and children globally as well as the restoration of the survivors.

Through shared connections to the salon and fashion industry, and after several years of research, planning and interviews, the Founders are enlisting the support of the beauty industry to create a sustainable, systemic solution that addresses the ongoing effects of sex trafficking.


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