Part of the Salvation Army's Homelessness Action Week activities last week included a special spa day at The Caring Place Friday.
Clients of The Caring Place were offered free hair, makeup, and nail treatments along with snacks, clothes, and door prizes before lunch at The ACT.
Now in its fifth year, the spa day has many regulars, but some people, like Stephany
Smith-Golding, are newcomers to the event.
"It's my first time being here, and I just moved here, too," noted Smith-Golding, who moved to Maple Ridge from New Brunswick about three months ago.
The new resident appeared delighted with the haircut and makeover she received and was all smiles when she won a door prize.
A long-term volunteer, Brenda Maylor, has donated her time as a hairdresser at the event for the past four years.
"I've been a hairdresser for 35 years," Maylor noted. "I also volunteer in the kitchen and I do hair here all year, usually twice a month."
Maylor was joined by her great niece, eight-year-old Brigid Maylor. Its Brigid's third year volunteering at the event.
As the youngest volunteer, her duties included sweeping hair off the floor after haircuts and helping the other volunteers.
But it wasn't all work for Brigid; she also took part in some clothing selection from the free items displayed by size.
"Only what you'll wear," Maylor reminded Brigid.
Around 11:30 a.m., volunteers gathered everyone onto the bus to head to The ACT for lunch.
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