Nail salon donates to Crisis Centre

Polished’s Cindy Oostvogels and Natalie Baldwin show the money raised through their fundraising efforts.

Polished nail salon recently raised $600 in support of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre through a campaign to help support women.

In recognition of International Women’s Month, salon owner Cindy Oostvogels said customers were offered 20 percent off pedicures for every $10 donated to the Crisis Centre.

“When one of our clients asked if we would be interested in supporting the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre for the month of March, we knew immediately how we could get involved,” Ms. Oostvogels said. “We are grateful to our generous clients for continuing to support the charities we select. Our hope is that this donation will assist those in need and let them know they’re not alone and that the community supports them.”

Ania Milanowska, executive director of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, said that she is grateful for the donation from Polished.

“Because of donations such as these, the Crisis Centre can provide continued support for men, women and children who are victims of domestic abuse,” said Ms. Milanowska, “We have a number of initiatives which these funds will support, including our TAYA lounge after-school program and our goal to open a new purpose-built shelter.”