Locks for Jobs, or How One Intern Gave Back

Viki Lazar Before

Viki Lazar Before

Former Next Step intern Viki Lazar created a fundraising event around her big decision to cut her “beloved dreadlocks” after 9 years.

She set up a page online, asking friends and family to make a gift to Project Renewal to mark the occasion. She raised $4,000 which she will match with $1 for every $2 donated for a total gift of $6,000.. “If losing my dreadlocks is like Samson losing his strength, help me give that strength to others!”

Why Project Renewal? “Next Step is an amazing place where clients find people who believe in them again. Many of the formerly homeless clients at Next Step are in recovery or were recently incarcerated. Despite having lived lives I can’t even begin to imagine, these strong and brave people want to turn things around. It was life-changing to watch clients realize that they do have something tremendous to contribute to society.”

Learn more about Next Step, the program funded with Viki’s support.

Viki Lazar After

Viki Lazar After!