The Look of Love

“Hair Love,” the new animated short film written by Matthew A. Cherry, highlights the struggle that textured hair can present for children of color...

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“Hair Love,” the new animated short film written by Matthew A. Cherry, highlights the struggle that textured hair can present for children of color, and parents who may be unfamiliar with how to tame the coils. However, this film also signifies the express and patent hardship that children in the foster care system often contend with alone, and reaffirms The Look of Love’s argument that children in foster care often miss out on key points of guidance, including haircare, and are in dire need of the community’s support and compassion.

Here at The Look of Love, we proudly serve a diverse population of children and youth from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and provide free haircare services to foster children, homeless youth in search of employment, and free haircare training and consultations that supports foster parents and caregivers. However, it was our witness of the painful reality of little African American girls in foster care being sent to school with their hair uncombed, unmanaged, unwashed, for weeks and even months at a time, that inspired the founder to “gather her pennies” and create The Look of Love to address this need.

To learn more about The Look of Love and how you can join us in our efforts to support a greater number of children and youth in need, please visit our website www.thelol4kids.org/contact and drop us a line, or give us a call at 866-909-6066.

Also, be sure to check out the The New York Times article highlighting Mr. Cherry’s Hair Love, and of course, watch the film at a theater near you! https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/29/movies/hair-love.html

Celebrating One Year of Service To Our Communities!

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Today, July 16, 2019, The Look of Love proudly celebrates our One Year Anniversary of sponsoring FREE haircare and salon services to children and youth in need and providing free training and consultations to caregivers and managers of group homes. With nearly 75 free services provided to youth and their caregivers, we continue to make a positive impact for the youth of our communities and look forward to extending our services and support to a greater number of children and youth in the years to come.

To our salon partners, our volunteers, those that pray for the success of our ministry, and to those who give financially, your generous support on this day and every day allows The Look of Love to fulfill our mission and continue our good work. Thank you for your partnership!

The Look of Love is a new nonprofit organization that specializes in providing FREE, ongoing, multicultural, haircare and salon services for abused and neglected children in the foster care system, and homeless youth in search of employment. We also provide free training and consultations to caregivers of children in the foster care system.

To learn more about The Look of Love and how you can join us in our efforts to support more children, youth, and foster families in need, please drop us a note or give us a call at 866-909-6066.

The Look of Love is an affiliate of Mission Create 501(c)(3). Donations made to The Look of Love are considered by the IRS as charitable contributions.

Thank you to the proud supporters of our community’s youth!!

To learn more about The Look of Love and our history, please visit an article that was recently featured on Medium.com and click the link and post below to listen to our recent interview that was featured on KJZZ, NPR, and Frontera Radio!

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Who We Are!

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Make Your Tax Deductible Donation Today!! Help provide free haircare services to abused and neglected children in the foster care system and homeless youth in search of employment! For more information about The Look of Love and how you can join us in our efforts to support children and youth in need, please visit us online or give us a call at 1-866-909-6066.

Join the Cause!! Donate TODAY!!

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Looking for a great way to give back and help others in need?

Then join the cause and help The Look of Love create special moments for children and youth in need by making a donation, spreading the word, or fundraising with us! CLICK HERE!

To meet our mission and provide free haircare services to children and youth in need, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. Donations made to The Look of Love, an affiliate of Mission Create, are considered by the IRS as charitable contributions.

The Look of Love is the first nonprofit organization that specializes in providing free, ongoing, multicultural, hair care and salon services for children in the foster care system and homeless youth in search of employment. Partner with us in our compassionate work and make your contribution today!

Love in Action!

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Our greatest devotion at The Look of Love is to be a blessing to the amazing children of our community. Be sure to visit us often on Love Notes & News for updates and how you can join us in our efforts to support children and youth in need.

Love! Love! Love!

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Great LOVE and appreciation to the amazing folks over at Inya Hair Salon & Spa in Phoenix, AZ for partnering with The Look of Love to provide free haircare and salon services to the beautiful children of our community. The kids are so jazzed about the experience, their new look, and how special you made them feel. Thank you! ❤️😍

Join the Cause!!

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Help provide desperately needed haircare services to abused and neglected children in the foster care system and homeless youth in search of employment! Donations made to The Look of Love, an affiliate of Mission Create, are considered by the IRS as charitable contributions.

Listen to The Look of Love on KJZZ Phoenix!

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Thank you to KJZZ Phoenix, and Hosts Lauren Gilger & Tiara Vian for helping to give voice to The Look of Love and our mission of providing free haircare to children and youth in need. Click Here to read the article and listen to the show that aired on KJZZ, NPR, & Frontera on 12/3/2018.

For more information about The Look of Love and how you can make a tax deductible contribution, please visit us online: www.TheLOL4Kids.org/donate/.

Help Provide Free Holiday Haircare Services for Foster Children & Homeless Youth!!

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Make this Holiday Season special for children and youth in need by making a donation, spreading the word, or fundraising with us! Click Here!

To meet our mission and provide free haircare services to children and youth in need, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. Donations made to The Look of Love, an affiliate of Mission Create, are considered by the IRS as charitable contributions.

The Look of Love is the first nonprofit organization that specializes in providing free ongoing haircare and salon services for abused and neglected children in the foster care system and homeless youth in search of employment.

Shop With Purpose!

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Did you know you can support The Look of Love nonprofit organization just by shopping at Fry's? It's easy when you enroll in Fry's Community Rewards! To get started, simply follow the instructions below! Once you're enrolled, you'll earn discounts for yourself and rewards for The Look of Love every time you shop and use your V.I.P Card!

EASY STEPS TO FOLLOW:

  1. Obtain a Fry’s Rewards Card.
  2. Log into your Fry’s VIP account at the link below.
  3. Go to account settings under "My Account."
  4. Click “Add Organization” under “Community Rewards.”
  5. Then enter “WH110” in "Find Our Organization” and ENROLL.

Introducing… The Look of Love!

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The Look of Love: Haircare for Foster Children was founded in 2016, and launched on “Global Hug Your Child Day” 2018. We are a new nonprofit organization that specializes in providing FREE ongoing, multicultural, haircare and salon services for abused and neglected children in the foster care system, and homeless youth in search of employment.

As a new haircare and salon program for foster children and homeless youth, our primary goal is to provide free haircare services to children and youth in need. We strive to build self-esteem, provide love and encouragement, and despite the pains of the past, inspire the children to pursue their dreams.

For more information about The Look of Love and how you can get involved, please visit www.TheLOL4Kids.org/get-involved.

The Look of Love is a nonprofit Affiliate of Mission Create, a 501(c)(3) which was established in 2012. To learn more about Mission Create’s tax exempt status and details of the relationship between Mission Create and its Affiliates, please visit www.guidestar.org and search for “Mission Create”.

POSTED: July 16, 2018 By: Niya Parks