Hatters in need received a helping hand today (Oct 18), courtesy of Project Connect.
A one-day event that aims to help Hatters in need continues to grow. Back for it's 8th year at St. John's Presbyterian Church today (Oct 18), Project Connect gives vulnerable individuals access to a number of services and community support agencies. Coordinator, Lee Krasilowez, says for the first time they were set up at two locations, as the Salvation Army was turned into a hair salon for the day. “The amount of self-confidence that can be increased in a person just with a basic haircut is extraordinary,” says Krasilowez, “We're able to provide people the basics to enhance their self-esteem, help with their sense of belonging, and to overall enhance their well-being.” Other services offered at this year's event included free immunizations, sexual health screenings, and CPR and painting workshops. - Jaelene Skaley
Lee Krasilowez, Coordinator, Project Connect