Chelsea Eva of Ballarat in Victoria Australia, owns and operates EVE Salon and Beauty Bar, a small hair salon business that commenced trading in late 2009. When Chelsea heard (through one of her clients obviously) that Hands at Work in Africa founder George Snyman would be visiting Ballarat, she thought it was the perfect opportunity to do something herself to assist with the work of Hands at Work.
On the same day George was speaking with Ballarat school students, Chelsea was styling hair, as she normally would; but she had also committed to giving 10% of all sales on the day towards Hands at Work.
Although she desires to visit Africa herself in the future, Chelsea identified that she could put her skills to good use and easily assist those who are working on the cold face in Africa.
After speaking with the schools, George visited Chelsea at the salon and was delighted by the initiative she had taken to get involved with the Hands family in this way.
Chelsea has already committed to giving in the same manner in 2011 and would encourage other small businesses to get involved and support the organisation in any way they can.
If you would like to become involved with giving to Hands at Work in Africa through the Arise and Build $15 a month campaign, go to the Hands at Work in Africa (Australia) website www.au.handsatwork.org or pick up some information from EVE Salon and Beauty Bar, Doveton Street, Ballarat.