Troubadour for Shear Love International

Seattle based Davines Educator Julia Durfee inspired us with her volunteer efforts as an instructor for schools in both Cambodia and Thailand. Her experience has revealed that the need for education and opportunity in Pattaya, Thailand is great. Troubadour intends to raise at least $20,000 to support a salon in Pattaya for Shear Love International.



Our intention is to raise at least $20,000 to support a salon in Pattaya, Thailand, that is with the organization Shear Love International.

Shear Love is designed to educate and empower people by providing an education in hair design. Equipping people with vocational knowledge, financial training, and personal development will give them an opportunity to support their families in a dignified way. Our full spectrum, faith-based, educational beauty school program will give them the chance to succeed and focus forward on their future.

This initiative was inspired by my friend Julia Durfee who has volunteered in both Thailand and Cambodia teaching as a cosmetology instructor. From her experiences it is apparent that Shear Love International in Thailand needs much more support. Their resources are limited. Julia is an inspiration to us all in her desire to continually volunteer as an educator. In an effort to support her and this organization, Troubadour in Salt Lake City, Utah is holding a fundraiser to raise support and awareness.

This fundraiser will directly impact a community of girls and boys in Thailand by creating an opportunity for an education as a hair stylist and an income to support their families. People from all walks of life, whether coming from a background of poverty, abuse, exploitation, or trafficking, we believe all people deserve an education and an opportunity to succeed.

The fundraiser will be held from July 1-31, 2018. The events that Troubadour will be organizing to raise awareness include:

Sunday, May 6 KRCL Block Party, Troubadour’s soft opening to fundraiser
– Video Screening of Shear Love International promotional video at Blended Table
– Troubadour team will offer complimentary Stress-Relieving Treatments to introduce selves, hand out cards and raise awareness of the fundraiser
– Pre-sell tickets to events:
o $35 for 30 min service on Proceeds Day. Stylists volunteer services and time and proceeds go to charity.
o Tickets to Supper Club

July 1-31 2018 Donations received for charity
– Give a $20 donation and receive:
– a complimentary Circle Chronicles Mask treatment with your service
– Entry to win a Haircut, Color, and Davines Shampoo and Conditioner
– For every additional $20 donation you’ll receive another chance to win the package

Friday, July 6 Gallery Stroll, 3 local artists donating 3 large pieces to be auctioned at FICE with 100% of proceeds going to charity

Friday, July 13 Supper Club with local chef Evan and Harmons, more details to come

Friday, July 27 Proceeds Day
Where: Troubadour and each salon that has committed to participating
-Stylists will volunteer their time and skills, 100% of proceeds go to charity
$35 for a 30min service
Services included: Dry Cut, Kids Cut, Deep Conditioning Treatment, or Blowout

My goal is to have other salon owners and Davines Educators participate by taking donations and having a Proceeds Day in the month of July. With all the support growing for this initiative, the goal of $20,000 should be realistic!

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