Jennifer Goslovich, owner of PierVana Hair-Spa-Jewels in South Burlington, is co-hosting a fundraiser in partnership with the Fraternal Order of Eagles to benefit Circus Zambia.
The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1233 Shelburne Road.
Located in Chibolya, a compound rife with drugs, poverty and crime, in the city of Lusaka, capital of Zambia, Circus Zambia is nonprofit that “engages vulnerable youth ages 5-21 with a holistic training approach to serve their body, mind and soul.” In addition to circus training, “the children have access to school support and funding, additional academic tutoring, mentoring, life skills coaching, as well as access to a network of partner organizations which provide free medical services, scholarships, HIV/AIDS support and expanded mentorship in their field of interest.”
One of Circus Zambia’s key goals is to change the stigma of their slum - to show that the kids living on, or at-risk of living on the streets are valuable - they are smart, hard working, have pride, talent and the potential to accomplish great things in their lives. Circus Zambia provides free circus training, mentorship and life skills. For kids in their circus program, they also provide school fees to make sure kids have access to education. Circus Zambia is helping give kids a positive alternative to the temptation of drugs and alcohol or teen pregnancy.
Circus Zambia is supported by one of Queen Elizabeth’s charities, The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. In November 2018, Prince Harry, as President of the Trust, traveled to Chibolya to honor the work of Circus Zambia. At the request of Vermonter Brooke Ciardelli, one of Circus Zambia’s co-founders (and a long-time hairstyling client of Goslovich), Goslovich traveled to Zambia, donating her time, resources, and hairstyling and makeup artistry, in order to help make the occasion—which garnered international media coverage—a rousing success.
During her time in Zambia, Goslovich lived among and worked closely with the locals and became deeply inspired by their hearts and spirits, as well as by the mission of Circus Zambia. Now, at Goslovich’s invitation, Chibolya native and Circus Zambia co-founder Gift Chansa, will be coming to South Burlington for a festive fundraiser on behalf of Circus Zambia.
Enjoy a fun, inspiring, heart-warming evening featuring Chansa, Ciardelli, a brief film of Prince Harry honoring Circus Zambia, and a photo montage documenting Goslovich’s experience there. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Handmade African products will be available for purchase. There is a $5 entrance fee and a donation box at the entrance. All donations will go to Circus Zambia. Celebrate and support this amazing cause that is making such a profound impact on Zambian childrens’ lives.
No RSVP necessary. Any questions, please contact Jennifer Goslovich at PierVana Hair-Spa-Jewels 802-658-9000 or email@example.com.