The staff at Salon LimeLight is on a mission to get to Guatemala! They will be traveling to Guatemala March 2013 to support their friend Lauren Pupchik, and the girls she teaches at Proximos Pasos School in Santa Maria de Jesus, Guatemala. As a team they will be cutting and delousing all 150 of the student’s hair.
The GetUs2Guatemala mission team has been working hard to sponsor this project. They have obtained non-profit status in alliance with Mission Impact.
You can support GU2G by attending a Beauty4Guatemala event where you can receive a salon service in exchange for a donation. Auction4Guatemala is ongoing in-salon Chinese style auction. GU2G T-Shirts will be available for purchase in November. A GU2G Facebook page has been created so you can follow the mission's progress.
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One Sunday every month Salon LimeLight will provide beauty services for donations to GetUs2Guatemala. Services range from a Guatemalan Manicure, to personalized haircuts, and conditioning treatments. Services are by appointment from 11am to 7pm on
100% of all donations directly benefit the GetUs2Guatemala mission. To book your appointment call Salon LimeLight at 856.210.6351.
Independent sales consultants will also be at the Beauty4Guatemala events including Dove Chocolate, Arbonne, Avon, Mary Kay, Sentsey, and Lia Sophia. Each of these generous consultants will be donating their profits to GetUs2Guatemala.
Every Little Bit Helps
The GetUs2Guatemala mission has received 150 toothbrushes, lice prevention spray, and delousing combs . If you would personally like to donate any products the mission also wants to bring
You can bring donations to Salon LimeLight, Tuesday to Friday 11am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm or during any Beauty4Guatemala event.
Donate directly to the GU2G mission online at gogetfunding.com/project/getus2guatemala
Dress to Impress
If you would like to support in style you can purchase a GU2G T-Shirt! All of the generous GetUs2Guatemala sponsors are listed on the back of these bright green shirts. All of the shirt printing has been donated by Rick Littlefield & Paula McGrath of Bellicose Studios, Ocean City, NJ. The shirt sizes will be available in Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large by the end of November. Shirts are $12 and all proceeds go to GU2G.
The Inside Story
by Brittany Bishop
Several years ago I had the opportunity to spend a week sharing God’s love with the girls of Proximos Pasos School in Guatemala. The highlight of my week was assisting the girls with a lice wash. All of the girls who attend this school live in severe poverty, with little to no running water. Due to this, the girls are unable to bathe regularly and they and their siblings are constantly battling lice. With help from volunteers visiting the girls’ school, the girls are able to get periodic lice washes there. It was such a pleasure helping the girls do something to improve their daily lives and make them feel special. I was so impressed by these lovely ladies and how grateful they were for the brief pampering we gave them. For these girls, who have so little, clean hair and a week of making new friendships was a special treat! I am so excited for my friends at Salon Limelight to have the same experience & for them to get to know the amazing girls at Proximos Pasos.
Top 10 Facts
1. Guatemala means the “land of Trees” in a Mayan tongue. It still has the largest protected tree reserves in all of Central America.
2. Although Spanish is the official language, 21 Mayan languages are spoken, as well as 23 dialects that are unrecognized as National Languages. It is common for indigenous Guatemalans to learn or speak between 2 to 5 of the nation's other languages, and Spanish.
3. Guatemala is where Blue Denim, also know as blue jeans, were created for the first time.
4. Guatemala is ground zero for chocolate. The indigenous people of Guatemala invented the first chocolate bar during Mayan Times.
5. Coffee, sugar, and bananas are the main exports of Guatemala. The country produces seven distinct types of Guatemala Arabica coffee.
6. Tajumulco Volcano is the highest point in Guatemala, with an altitude of 4,220 meters/ 13,845 ft. above sea level.
8. Guatemala is bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the8 Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast.
9. The country has 14 eco-regions ranging from mangrove forests to both ocean littorals with 5 different ecosystems. Guatemala has 252 listed wetlands, including 5 lakes, 61 lagoons, 100 rivers, and 4 swamps.
10. Significant numbers of poor children do not attend school. Only 74.5% of the population ages 15 and over are literate, the lowest literacy rate in Central America.
Salon LimeLight is hosting Auction4Guatemala which is a Chinese auction that anyone can participate in. They have received many wonderful donations from local businesses to fund the auction.
Prizes range from restaurant and salon gift cards to photography packages, horse back riding lessons, and even an Ipad! Tickets are $1 each, 12 for $10, or 25 for $20. All tickets can be purchased at Salon LimeLight up until February 17th . All of the proceeds from the auction go directly to GU2G. The final drawing will be on February 18th .
The Beauty School
By Lauren Pupchick
Proximos Pasos,Next Steps, is an all girls school in the Mayan village of Santa Maria de Jesus, Guatemala. The reason the school exists is to give a quality education to girls who would otherwise be denied education in the public school due to over crowding and age limitations. Due to lack of adequate space, if a child does not enroll at the age of 5, they are denied a spot in the public school. Santa Maria de Jesus is a poor farming village and the majority of the families are farmers. The children are seen as more valuable in the fields planting and harvesting then in school. We saw an entire generation of girls of all ages not going to school for this very reason so we opened Proximos Pasos Girls Schools, so they could take the next steps towards a brighter future. We have first to sixth graders ranging in ages from 6 to 16.We offer hope and a quality education based on Biblical principals. We believe each girl is a gift from God to be treasured and cared for. Most of our girls come from homes classified as living in extreme poverty. Most do not sleep in beds but rather on woven mats on the floor beside siblings. Most do not have running water and some without regular electricity. Every student has some degree of head lice ranging from light to extreme infestation. The girls get to take showers at school and use running water for their sanitary needs. We are in great need of donations of all personal care items such as lice shampoo, soap, pads, toothbrushes and so on. Your help will ensure these girls receive the care and love they deserve. "
to all of our sponsors
Heidi Beth Photography
Tess Oral Health
Circle of Friends
Knights of Columbus
Pancheros Mexican Grill
IndeBlue Indian Cuisine
The Picture People
Barns & Knoble's
The Cheesecake Factory
Ollie Gators Pub & Grill
Mike's Hand Wash & Auto Lube
The Orvis Company