MINNEAPOLIS – Instead of relaxing on her summer break, a 9-year-old girl is hard at work raising money to help homeless children.
Rhuin Stevens-Masterman spends her summer days helping the less fortunate south Minneapolis. She opened a pop-up nail salon where she offers to do people’s nails and hair for just $1. The money she raises goes toward buying nutritious food for the kids.
Rhuin got the idea after her mom mentioned she wanted to help homeless children. Rhuin wanted to pitch in, and that’s when she got the idea for her business, according to KMSP.
“It makes me feel good inside because it’s one of my favorite things to do,” Rhuin said.
Her first customer posted about her experience on Facebook, where it quickly spread.
“A couple of my friends had shared it on their page and I was like ‘Oh what a sweet story,'” Rhuin’s mother, Sarah Stevens told KMSP. “Then when I got to the bottom, I saw the picture. I was like, ‘That’s my daughter!'”
Since getting that first customer, business for Rhuin has taken off. Her family started a Facebook page where customers can schedule appointments.
Rhuin has received so much support from around the country that she started a GoFundMe page where people can donate to her cause, even if they can’t make it to her pop-up salon to get a manicure.