Urban Impact’s latest event invited all members of the community to come in for haircuts and/or styling by featured stylists Anne Bennet and Bonita Otero. There were also other volunteers available to help style eyelashes, coordinate a mini silent auction, and pass out free refreshments. This was Urban Impacts 2nd annual “get trimmed for the holidays” event, and it was even more successful than the first. Well over 30 people came in by appointment or as a walk-in, and between the cuts, styling, and mini silent auction well over $1000 was raised.
“Urban Impact is a program for youth and their families, we provide life skills along with the love of Christ in Urban Communities: Perth Amboy, New Brunswick and Plainfield,“ Director Mona Patel said. “We do mentoring we do tutoring, for adults we do financial literacy, parenting skills, we kinda do whatever the need or desire is.”
Zarephath Christian Church shares space with Urban Impact and hosted the event. “I love the church, because they have a lot of great activities, not just for the kids but for everybody,” said Genevieve Yhap-Zebro six year church visitor. “There is a clothing store, health clinic, and food pantry to help those in need.” Be on the look out for details about their upcoming “eat and paint” event coming in February.
Urban Impact is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower ministry partners and churches by engaging, equipping and encouraging them to meet the needs of inner city youth through spiritual, academic and family development. Their goal is to see youth transformed through a personal relationship with God and learn to lead lives of significance.
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