June 5, 2012
-- The goal of MISSION UPLIFT is to allow these women to realize their beauty, irrespective of the pain and subjugation to which they were likely exposed that resulted in their temporary displacement. By embracing love, life and self, these women will be positioned to accept that their abuse was wholly undeserved, and subsequently be better prepared to progress and avoid a similar situation in the future. The coalition hopes to collect enough donated beauty products to distribute to three shelters that house approximately 1,000 women and children every year in the New York area. All donations are welcome; from shampoo, conditioner, deodorant and lotion, to combs, curling irons, blow dryers and hair products, and the contributions will be distributed on August 31, 2012.
The coalition for MISSION UPLIFT is comprised of Leading Ladies, a nonprofit organization that provides essential clothing for women and children in need, the Caribbean News organization TeamJayBlessed, HOTMYLK, a support network for mothers, bartending event contracting company, Louve Potions, and Cosmetologist Belza Dentro.
Donations can be made by contacting Louve Steele at louvepotions@
gmail.com, or by dropping off contributions at Caribbean Soul Restaurant (Soulé), located at 920 Fulton Street in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn. Caribbean Soul customers who contribute will receive 10% off their order on the day the donation is made. For more information about this endeavor, please contact louvepotions@