Supporting the Elizabeth Fry Society Beauty Night

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A new initiative at Pardon Services Canada began this month with the staff collecting cosmetics, hair care and skin care products to donate to Beauty Nights being held at the Elizabeth Fry Society location in New Westminster, BC.

Pardon Services Canada staff donations

Through this program participants are able to connect with resources to help them move forward in their lives.

Beauty Night is an award-winning volunteer-run, registered Canadian charity that builds self-esteem and changes the lives of women and youth living in poverty. The Beauty Night evenings are held at organizations such as the Elizabeth Fry Society, shelters, health care facilities, drop-in centres and transition homes.

Pardon Services Canada has a 25 year history of helping improve the lives of Canadians through our Record Suspension and Travel Waiver services, as well as our commitment to giving back to the communities we serve. Pardon Services Canada staff collected cosmetics, skin care and hair care products from their own make-up drawers to donate to the Beauty Nights held at the Elizabeth Fry Society's New Westminster, BC location. They also collected donations from Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Pharmasave, and Your Dollar Store With More.

Positive human contact and caring is so vital for all of us. With 90% of women in correctional facilities having experienced sexual abuse before the age of 18, Beauty Night is a great opportunity to reintroduce positive contact with others in a non-threatening way. It also allows the participants to build relationships based on trust with the Beauty Night volunteers. Through this program participants are able to connect with resources to help them move forward in their lives. By accessing this program, many also develop the confidence to reconnect again with friends, family and their community. The value of this program is further demonstrated by the fact that 20% of the volunteers are previous participants of the program, paying it forward.

About Pardon Services Canada

An industry leader in helping individuals overcome the obstacles of a criminal record. Since 1989, Pardon Services Canada has successfully assisted over 100,000 Canadians exercise their lawful rights under the Criminal Records Act of Canada, and the Immigration and Nationality Act of the United States. Services include US Entry Waivers, Record Suspensions (formerly called pardons), and fingerprinting. Now also assisting Americans enter Canada with Temporary Resident Permits and Criminal Rehabilitation Status. To get started, call toll free 1-866-972-7366 or visit the website Pardon Services Canada

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