PITTSBURG -- Young entrepreneur LaDarin Williams has always been interested in helping children, so last year she decided that she would use her skills as a hairdresser, and her business Salon Galore, to help the children in her community.
She teamed up with the local nonprofit group Alighted Path Foundation and started collecting backpacks and supplies and offering free haircuts and hair styling to the school children.
"This idea really came from my heart," Williams said. "I've always wanted to help out the kids."
The second annual event, titled "Bringing back the Beauty," will be on Sunday and Monday. Students from Antioch and Pittsburg school districts are invited to call and make an appointment to have their hair styled and cut during the event on one of these days. Those who don't wish to have their hair cut are welcome to come and pick up a free backpack with supplies as long as they last. The school supplies and backpacks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Williams hopes that "The Glam Day," as she calls it, will give children, kindergarten through 12th grade, the chance to feel good about themselves, even though their current financial situation may make it difficult to access this type of service.
"I want the children to feel loved and supported and to be there for my community," she said.
Other services include mini manicures, skin care service and gift certificates for children to use at a
To make a donation of new school supplies or backpacks, or to make an appointment for a haircut during the event, call the salon at 925-252-1155.
What: Free haircuts for students
When: noon to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday
Where: Salon Galore, 3724 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg