The Red Chair Project

Join us in going “beyond the sign”. 

The Steller Kindness Project  foundation is on a mission to truly see and listen to the people in our communities who are holding that sign, and asking for help.  We want the free haircuts we offer to be a bridge that leads to building connections and relationships with those who might often be overlooked. 

Until now, The Red Chair Project has been thriving on a small-scale volunteer basis, of one hair stylist and her assistant. To put it simply, we drive around our community looking to connect with individuals who would feel helped and supported by a free haircut; people who are holding signs asking for help and most often, appear to be experiencing homelessness. We also offer small red reusable bags to the individuals we connect with; these bags are filled with necessities such as: food, (fun) socks, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, a water bottle and snacks. Within the signature red bag, there are also two envelopes of money, one is meant to be used to do something kind for themselves, and the other is for them to do something kind for someone else. 

The Red Chair Project aims to connect with people not only through the cutting of hair, but to seeing and listening to those we interact with; this project thrives on connections and positively impacting people with kindness. We make it a point to intentionally ask questions to learn more about them, build a relationship, and actively listen. We also want to use our Steller Kindness platform to share stories of the people in our communities that want to be heard, but don’t have a supportive space to speak

Your donation will impact many and truly means so much to us. With your donations, we will be able to:

+Purchase 5 additional red chairs to increase our volunteer opportunities with local hair stylists. 

+Purchase items for Kindness Bags (toiletries, feminine hygiene products, snacks, other necessities).

+Create a “permanent” hair kit (hair tools that are specific to the project, the people we serve and the hair needs that they have).

+Facilitate ongoing connection and purchase items for follow-ups with Red Chair participants (items that are specialized and authentic to the person - this could look like a pair of shoes, a sketchpad, or even essential oils for homemade shampoos).

If fear is contagious, why can't kindness be?

To learn more about the Red Chair Project, click here to visit our website! 

*Steller Kindness Project is not yet a 501(c)3, however we are actively working on a Fiscal Sponsorship. if you are interested in making a tax deductible donation,
please contact Katie //


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Katie Steller 
Minneapolis, MN
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