“Good People” profiles everyday individuals who are bettering the lives of those in need and improving their communities.
Shirley Raines founded “Beauty 2 The Streetz” to empower those in need, using her cosmetic skills to bring confidence to struggling people in places like Skid Row, a particularly impoverished area of downtown Los Angeles.
“I didn’t know about homelessness,” Raines told In The Know. “I thought all they wanted was shelter and food.”
Raines, a mother of six who hails from Long Beach, Calif., says she was spurred to found her company following the death of her son in 1990.
“I was broken, I didn’t have any goals, I had nothing. I thought life was just sad,” she explained. “And then a friend suggested one day I go out and feed the homeless with them, and it was just like a missing piece of my life just