PEKIN, Ill.– A Pekin woman is familiar with the struggles of not being able to support a family, especially when so much is needed during the “back to school” rush. Now that she’s back on her feet, she has the ability to make a difference for those who are currently struggling to make ends meet.
Julie Rasmussen, the owner of Jul’z Kutz & Kolor’z, is offering free haircuts for low income families on Saturday.
The business is opening its doors on August 10.
Rasmussen says her team, along with 12 volunteers, are ready to help build confidence for kids as they prepare to return to the classrooms. They will have food and games for the kids to keep them busy while they wait their turn. Rasmussen says it’s been her main mission to give back to the community.
“I once upon a time was homeless myself,” said Julie Rasmussen. “And I had lost a child seven years ago and I went down myself. And when I came back up, I made a promise to the community, to God, and myself, that I would try to help out.”
The salon is taking walk-in’s Saturday. You can visit them starting in the early morning hours.
The salon is located at 285 Derby Street in Pekin, which is Kenny’s old barber shop.