Community outreach beauty event

Empowering through Beauty (ETB), Inc., a Bridgeport non-profit devoted solely to serving the community’s disadvantaged women and girls, announced their second 2013 Community Outreach Beauty Event and more, on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 2-7 p.m., at Norma F. Pfriem Urban Outreach Initiative, Inc., 877 Park Ave., Bridgeport.

“Our events offer women and girls, who are unemployed and lack hope and dignity, a day of beauty and empowerment,” says Tanisha Akinloye, Trumbull resident, founder and CEO of the organization. “It’s what makes them so unique because in just one day many hopes and dreams come true.”

Attendees will enjoy complimentary professional hairstyling, nail design, makeup application, as well as motivational speakers, housing opportunities and job resources. Refreshments will be served and there will also be free giveaways.

“So many have lost hope and their dignity due to the lack of housing and job training, as well as hunger and homelessness,” says Akinloye. “With so much going against them their sense of self worth vanishes.”

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization ETB can only continue its work with the help of volunteers and monetary donations. The former are needed to perform hair and makeup services, administrative tasks and help with fund-raising events.

Those interested in making a donation can do so at, or mail to P.O. Box 81, Trumbull, CT 06611. Funds raised go directly to educational seminars and workshops, housing assistance, job training and personal empowerment opportunities.

For more information visit, or call 203-767-9264.