This year, the Do Good, Feel Good, Look Good fashion show and fundraiser was slated to be held at Rock Elm Tavern in Maple Grove to benefit St. Paul’s Hart House, which offers a sober living environment for women in early recovery and focuses on female advocacy, peer support and building independence.
The inaugural event was organized by Spark Salon, Mainstream Boutique (Maple Grove) and Rock Elm Tavern (Maple Grove). Unfortunately, the April event was called off due to COVID-19 restrictions. Organizers are hopeful that it will be rescheduled for early 2021. In spite of the setback, Spark Salon accepted clients’ donations of new or gently-used women’s personal care items and clothing during June to donate to Hart House, according to Emily Ketola, Spark Salon manager, who also noted that the salon donated one percent of its June sales to Hart House.
“Since we’re a woman-owned and operated business, our team loved the idea of being able to support other women in the Twin Cities,” Ketola says.
“It is very important to us, as well as Mainstream Boutique and Rock Elm Tavern, to give back to our community,” she says. “We know that by joining together, we’re able to make a bigger impact. Our companies believe that a community that supports each other is stronger, happier and healthier over all.”