Lotus Flower

ONE STOP BEAUTY FOUNDATION

We are raising money to offer The Olivia Mae Fleming Lotus Scholarship, to help people who need a second chance in life, to attend One Stop Beauty School and become a beauty professional. The foundation’s mission is to select and mentor Lotus Scholars who have faced adversity such as homelessness or incarceration to find their purpose in life: helping others feel beautiful. 


The scholarship is named after the beautiful and resilient lotus flower, which has a life cycle unlike any other plant. With its roots latched in mud, it submerges every night into river water and miraculously re-blooms the next morning, sparklingly clean. In many cultures, this process associates the flower with rebirth and spiritual enlightenment. 


The hopeful story of the lotus is remarkably similar to that of Olivia Mae Fleming a founding member, who has recently pass away.  Olivia struggled with drug addiction for years and served time in jail—she was fragile and unsure of her next steps. Through a mentorship with Bibi, Olivia found passion, confidence, and motivation. She started a successful career in the beauty field, and within two years, she purchased her first car and moved into her first apartment on her own.

 
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OLIVIA MAE FLEMING LOTUS SCHOLARSHIP

In loving memory 1989 - 2021

As an original One Stop Beauty Foundation co-founder, Olivia envisioned The Lotus Scholarship could help others like her, have a second chance at building a life, regardless of background or struggle.
Olivia wholeheartedly believed that becoming a beauty professional made life more meaningful.
The Lotus Scholarship is an opportunity for people to learn a trade that can help them earn an honest living.

 

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SOBER BUDDY NETWORK

Sobriety does not have to be a lonely road.  Surround yourself with supportive friends.  Help us build this network to help yourself and others.

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With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

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“One is not always happy when one is good; but one is always good when one is happy”

Oscar Wilde

 

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4360 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60641

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