Moving to Solid Ground: Pampering Helps Moms Aim for Bright Futures

In honor of Mother’s Day, Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) students were pleased to celebrate with an amazing organization from White Bear Lake called Solid Ground (formerly East Metro Women’s Council). The students volunteered to perform pampering services such as haircuts, facials, pedicures, manicures and hairstyles on their “mom” clients who are taking the necessary steps to ensure that their families have a brighter future.

The lucky recipients were all moms invited by Solid Ground. According to Director of Development and Communications, Mary Chung, Solid Ground provides housing and support for families emerging from homelessness in suburban Ramsey and Washington Counties. The mission of Solid Ground is to prevent and end homelessness for families with children through housing, resources and opportunity.  Solid Ground provides families not only with a place to live, but also the support and skill building opportunities that families need to achieve self-sufficiency. Solid Ground was also named 2011 Minnesota Nonprofit Award for Excellence.

Chung explained, “On this special day, which happens around Mother’s Day, MSC provides each woman with two spa services of their choice.  From head-to-toe, this gift from MSC provides these moms with much needed relaxation, rejuvenation, and the opportunity to be pampered.”

Cheryl Schindler, Solid Ground volunteer program manager, was thrilled to organize this event with us again this year and said, “Thanks once again for doing these services as they’re all looking forward to a day of pampering—and are so deserving!”

Minnesota School of Cosmetology invites Solid Ground to visit every Mother’s Day to show gratitude to women who are working hard to better their lives in order to create a healthier quality of life for their families.


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