Businesses help at Christmas, Thanksgiving
The Lather Lounge hair Studio, owned by Maggie Singletary Lewis, has partnered with another business, @thisbstacks, to put smiles on kid’s faces. They gave 21 children in North Carolina and New York City between $500 and $1,000 worth of toys and moneygrams.
This was the second year for the program. “Every year I'm planning on adding more families,” Smith says. “I love to give because at one point in life I wasn't where I am today. Now I'm in the blessing business.”
Jamaal Mcduffie(Pufftv) gave about 200 toys to kids in need. He started on Fayetteville Street, ended up in different projects just passing toys out to kids.
At Thanksgiving, we love to put smiles on kids faces this is something we are going to Women Wear Pants Too Inc. partnered with The Lather Lounge Hair Studio to raise sponsored 30 families, close to 150 people, with complete Thanksgiving dinners. They worked with The Volunteer Center of Durham to serve families referred by the Durham Department of Social Services.
This year the group had over 25 Turkeys donated by A Unique Perception, a new Durham hair salon, as well has other local business owners, delivery volunteers and community support.