The Lipstick Project expanding to Delta

The Lipstick Project is looking to bring a touch of care and dignity to those in need in South Delta.

The Lipstick Project is small Greater Vancouver charity that provides free, professional hair, massage and nail services to men, women and children facing significant health challenges.

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In its fifth year of service, donations and support from Lower Mainland communities has empowered the North Shore-based charity to reach 655 men, women and children.

Almost entirely volunteer run and operated, The Lipstick Project exists to provide dignity, respite, and practical and compassionate care to people who are facing some of the hardest days of their lives.

“It was founded by myself and a group of friends in response to a personal experience I had at the North Shore Hospice,” said executive director Leigh Schumann. “We currently have 66 active volunteers who visit 10 partner locations across Metro Vancouver to deliver services on a bi-weekly basis.”

The Lipstick Project has recently started a partnership with the Delta Stroke Recovery Society to provide manicures and hand massages for the society's 50 members and their spouses/partners.

“They reached out to us. We had an existing relationship with the North Shore Stroke Recovery Society, which has been going really well, so I think from word of mouth, Delta picked it up and reached out and requested we start working together to serve their community,” she said.

The goal now is to get the required nail techs, massage therapists, RMTs, reiki practitioners, healing touch practitioners and reflexology practitioners in place as well as a general volunteer to organize things on-site.

“This is our first time reaching out into Delta. We are very excited to come into Delta and get to work,” she said.

Those wishing to volunteer for the program can do so by emailing: volunteers@thelipstickproject.cafor more details.

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