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Summer of Joi Fundraiser for North End Against Drugs

CHECK PRESENTATION: (L) to (R) Molly Pare, Laura, Jessica Winterle – Joi Salon Manager, NEAD President John Romano, John Pregmon NEAD Board Member
Joi Salon Manager Jessica Winterle presents NEAD President John Romano with a check for $2064, the proceeds from their Summer of Joi Event Fundraiser.
Back row left to right: Tricia Dillon, Brian Norman, Laura Heffernan, Amanda Leaman, Kayla Davis, Briana Norwood, Jensy Padilla, Jenn Allbritton;
Front row left to right: Molly Pare, Jessica Winterle, Alexa DiMario, JoAnna Cordell, Erica Harris, Jessica Davis

On Thursday August 11, the Joi Salon on Atlantic Ave held a fabulous fundraiser for North End Against Drugs. Salon Owner Erica Harris and Salon Manager Jessica Winterle put together an unbelievable evening to help out N.E.A.D. Along with their incredible staff, they raised over $2000 to help NEAD with programs for youth and families. The salon was packed with people having a great time, indulging themselves in some of the various services being offered that night, like Beachy Waves or a Spray Tan. There was a fantastic raffle, delicious food and a wonderful night of socializing. Several members of the NEAD Board were in attendance along with many of Joi’s regular clients and several friends of NEAD from the neighborhood.

L to R: Joi Salon Manager Jessica Winterle, State Senator Joe Boncore, Joi Salon Owner Erica Harris and N.E.A.D. President John Romano

“NEAD is extremely grateful to Erica, Jessica and their entire staff. They were amazing from the planning, to advertising and getting prizes and even cooking the food – the shrimp was incredible! We cannot thank them enough for their generosity and friendship,” stated NEAD president John Romano. “We encourage all of our friends and neighbors to stop in the Salon at 2 Atlantic Ave and check out what they have to offer. The place is totally amazing and the staff is fabulous!”

The following businesses contributed to the successful fundraiser and we would like to thank them for their support of North End Against Drugs and the Youth and Families in the North End/Waterfront neighborhood: Carmelina’s, Billy Tse’s, Sail Loft, Joe’s, Living Room, In Jean-Ius, Exhale, B/Spoke, Howl at the Moon, The Juicery, Dermalogica, Oribe, R+Co, Goldwell, Rob Gronkowski, Paddy’s Pub, Feeney Brother’s Construction, Bricco, Golden Goose Market, Eastern Harbor Seafoods, Bin Ends.