Molina Healthcare of Texas recently collaborated with Girls
Haven of Beaumont to provide 22 foster girls with a Back-to-School Empowerment
Experience to start the new school year.
Many of the girls suffered from self-esteem issues in
relation to their appearance including damaged, matted hair that had been shaved
off or cut when arriving to their shelter. These girls received extensions and
braiding, while the others got haircuts and blowouts from the JCPenney salon.
All the girls got their nails done, then headed to Sephora
for light makeup tips. Molina gave away personalized bags to each girl with journals,
pencil bags, and gift boxes containing toiletries, hair products, makeup, and a
Girls Haven t-shirt.
“This is a unique experience – they couldn’t wait for it to
come. Some of these girls have never been to the hair salon,” said Clay Thomas,
Girls Haven executive director. “The girls have never been so excited! Thank you
for putting a smile on their faces,” said Amber Clark, Girls Haven program
director. “I love my hair. I am so happy. Thank you for making me feel
beautiful again,” one of the foster girls added.