Crittenton’s Spa and Beauty Day is an annual tradition that is beloved by volunteers and donors alike. This year this daylong event is slated for September 7, 2019.
Our annual tradition also happens to be one of the few Crittenton events per year that is completely powered by the imagination of our dedicated supporters! From the glitz, the glam, and self-care aspect of this event our dedicated Spa and Beauty Day Committee volunteers have direct say in all aspects of this annual tradition.
The time and planning hours invested by all involved makes this event such a special volunteer experience for many as long-time business partners and local residents help create a day of empowerment and encouragement for all youth in our residential services programs.
“This yearly tradition has been established to focus on empowering our youth to believe in themselves and to live up to our mission of helping heal the wounds of abuse, neglect, and trauma our youth may have experienced,” said Martha Jasso, Crittenton’s Communications Director, and added, “Crittenton truly appreciates every volunteer and supporter who help out every September in making this wonderful day of self-care come to life.”
Crittenton’s Spa and Beauty Day is a full day of pampering, facials, hair cuts, manicures, pedicures, makeup sessions, and building relationships that all lead to the day’s main feature – the fashion show. Therefore, we are always in need of assistance of specialized volunteers who currently work in the beauty and self-care industry.
“Our spa and beauty day is not necessarily grounded in an evidence-based practice. However, the idea of taking care of yourself as a daily routine, taking a moment for yourself to breathe and de-stress, and not feeling guilty of treating yourself once in awhile are in fact the basics of mental health and wellness best practices. As a children’s mental health organization teaching these basic principles to youth who may not have been taught the importance of these kinds of emotional resilience tips is a part our mission. This event is more than just a ‘salon day’ for our organization it’s an opportunity for an entire community of child advocates to get involved and help restore our youth’s self-confidence,” said Jasso.
Volunteer for Crittenton’s Spa and Beauty Day – Register by August 30, 2019:
*Specialized volunteer opportunities are available. If you have the following experience and skill-sets please connect with us.
• Estheticians (facial experience)
• Hairstylists (African-American hair care experience is a plus)
• Make-up Artists
*General volunteer opportunities available.
• Event Set-up Crew
Donations needed for Crittenton’s Spa and Beauty Day – Give by August 30, 2019:
*All youth participating in Crittenton’s Spa and Beauty Day receive a teen friendly ‘goodie bag’ filled with self-care products and treats. All in-kind donations must be new and unused.
• Make-up (lipstick, gloss, chap stick, eye shadow, blush, nail polish etc.)
• Hair Products (shampoo, conditioner, gel, mousse, etc.)
• Hygiene Products (body wash, body lotion, dental hygiene products etc.)
• Hair Accessories (bow, barrettes, headbands, etc.)
• Treats or Snacks (individually sized snacks is best and bulk packs are appreciated)
*Visit our Amazon Charity List “Day of Beauty” section for in-kind donation ideas. You may need to log-in into your Amazon account to see the charity list.
• Check out our Amazon Charity List: Crittenton’s Day of Beauty
For further information regarding volunteer and donation needs:
Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California (CSCF) is a non-profit social services agency whose mission is to heal the wounds of abuse and neglect; strengthen families; and help troubled adolescents reach their full potential. Established and incorporated in 1966 Crittenton has a highly trained workforce operating 24 hours a day / 7 days a week providing comprehensive mental health services, shelter care, and other support services to the clients in our care. We provide a full array of short-term residential services, in-home, community-based programming, wraparound family services, outpatient mental health, transitional age youth programming, foster care, and adoption services with a service planning area throughout Southern California that covers Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties.