AUSTIN - In just one month, an Austin woman will be opening a trade school for survivors of sex trafficking. And she needs your help raising funds before it opens.
The Adamo Nail Lab -- spear-headed by Carrissa Bradford -- will teach survivors the trade of manicuring, giving them the tools they need to make a living outside of the sex industry. The school will start by training 10 women, but the founders hope to expand as they receive more funding.
After completing the certification, graduates will be offered full-time employment at Adamo Nail Bar, a traveling airstream nail salon offering manicures and pedicures.
Before the school opens on Sept. 26, The Adamo Group is hoping to secure a $25,000 grant from State Farm. Right now, they are one of 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant, a crowd-sourced program where non-profit organizations submit a cause they need funding for.
Until Aug. 25, there will be nation-wide public voting of the top 200 causes. The 40 causes with the most votes will be announced on Sept. 28 and each will win the grant from State Farm. To donate, click here.
To learn more about The Adamo Nail Lab, click here.
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