Ulster BOCES Cosmetology Students Work for a Charitable Cause

Ulster BOCES Cosmetology Students Work for a Charitable Cause

High school and adult students enrolled in the Ulster BOCES Cosmetology programs are providing purple manicures and purple streaks of hair in exchange for donations that will benefit guests at the Family of Woodstock’s Family Inn, which is a shelter located in Kingston.

The services, which are intended to bring attention to Domestic Violence Awareness Month, will be offered in the Career & Technical Center’s salon on October 24 and 31. The high school students will be offering daytime services from 9-10:20 AM and 12-1:20 PM. Adult students will be available for clients from 3:30-7:30 PM.

The salon is located at the Career & Technical Center on Route 9W in Port Ewen. No appointments are necessary. If you are visiting for daytime services, you must check in with security at the main entrance and have identification with you. For evening amenities, please enter through the Adult Education entrance.

In lieu of supplies, monetary donations of any amount will also be accepted.

Here is a list of the most needed items for the shelter:


  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Tampons
  • Diapers (all sizes)

 Clothing and Linens:

  • New underwear (all sizes: boys, girls, men, and women)
  • New socks (all sizes: boys, girls, men, and women)
  • New slippers (all sizes)
  • New pillows 
  • Winter wear (hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves)

 Other Items:

  • New umbrellas
  • Birthday party supplies (candles, decorations, and cupcake liners)
  • Art supplies
  • Water bottles
  • Daily planners

 With the holidays approaching, the following items are also requested:

  • Nail polish
  • Small lotions
  • Perfumes
  • Face masks
  • Makeup
  • Fizzy bath bombs
  • Sugar scrubs
  • Body wash 
  • Lip balm
  • Matchbox cars 
  • Legos 
  • Candy
  • Chocolates
  • Play-Doh
  • Small books 
  • Barbie dolls
  • Baby dolls 
  • Fisher Price baby toys
  • Peppa Pig toys
  • Thomas the Tank toys
  • Dress-up clothes

 Gift cards (up to $10 each):  

  • Starbucks
  • McDonald's
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Taco Bell

Ulster BOCES Cosmetology students are painting hair purple for a good cause.