Styles for Kidz hosted their annual Gala Making a Difference '19 on Saturday November 2nd in Oak Park. There were more guests this year than any previous year as the organization celebrated so much this year; more hair care workshops, a new salon location that is constantly busy, more families and children served, & nationwide recognition of the good work of S4K. Styles 4 Kidz mission is to to provide high-quality, compassionate hair care education and services for African-American kids in foster care and transracial adoptive families.
Many gathered to hear stories of impact from the founder Tamekia Swint as well as stylists, adoptees, and adoptive parents. The stylists not only do hair but they invest in kids and families. It is about so much more than hair. Throughout the night there were Facebook live interviews providing updates about the organization and hair care tips to S4K's many followers throughout the U.S. Supporters received recognition because as Tamekia Swint repeated throughout the night it takes many people to allow S4K to serve and love families and young people so well. There was food catered by Kitchfix and music by DJ Carnell. The gala attendees also bid on a variety of auction items to benefit S4K directly. You can still get in on the online auction until Black Friday so check it out here.
Some of the fabulous moments from the gala....
DJ Carnell had the guests dancing and enjoying themselves until the event ended.