Your generosity brought in $500 during this fundraiser to purchase hair care products for women of color. Thank you to all who gave! We are currently purchasing the items and soon we will deliver them to Pathways for Women in Lynnwood.
White privilege in hair care
Pathways for Women often receives donations of sample shampoos and conditioners, like you would get at a hotel, but these are not appropriate for Black women. Unfortunately, the products they need don’t have inexpensive alternatives like you will find for white women in the shampoo aisle.
The newly housed (formerly homeless) women at Pathways are working hard to find employment or seek promotions as they navigate the difficult path to getting their lives back on track. For women of color the free sample size shampoos can damage their hair, making it even harder to look their best for interviews and at work.
Racial Justice, Social Concerns, and Advocates for Women teamed up to conduct this fundraiser.