Temple Future Professionals treated YMCA campers to some pampering this summer while visiting various locations throughout Frederick County.
“It is always a wonderful opportunity for our Future Professionals to get to work with the young members of the community. Giving back inspires both the campers and our Future Professionals.” said Trish Kaiser, director.
“It was a fun change of pace. All of the kids were super excited and practically swarmed the table when we got there. Plus it is always nice give back to the community when you can.” said Future Professional Morgan Buchanan.
In the past 14 years, Paul Mitchell cosmetology schools have raised and donated over $18.2 million to a variety of charitable organizations, including $1.1 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, $1 million to Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, $685,000 to the Gary Sinise Foundation, $370,000 to Habitat for Humanity, and $950,000 to Food 4 Africa, to name just a few.
Many Paul Mitchell schools also pledged part of the $1.5 million they raised in this year’s annual “FUNraising” campaign to charities in their local communities, for a combined total of nearly $100,000 going to worthwhile organizations across the country. The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School donated $831.00 to SHIP – Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership of Frederick County.
“We’ve partnered with SHIP many other times, than our FUNraising events in the past two years because we are impressed with the difference they make to homeless students in our community,” said Sharon Riser co-owner of The Temple. “From housing to hygiene products, after-school programs, clothing, etc, SHIP ensures that students have the essentials while enrolled in school. As a school owner we know first-hand that those essentials make a huge difference in the basic learning of any student.”
“We strive to be good neighbors, good citizens, and good contributors in every community where we have a Paul Mitchell School,” says Winn Claybaugh, dean and cofounder of Paul Mitchell Schools. “When it comes to charity, some people donate money, and some people donate their time. We do both.”
With over 100 schools across America, plus international schools in Slovenia and Taiwan, Paul Mitchell Schools have always supported local organizations and activities such as Boys and Girls Clubs, toy drives, senior centers, and other community events. Each year, hundreds of students cut hair and help out at Mother’s Day and back-to-school events at the Fred Jordan Missions in Los Angeles’s skid row, attended by thousands of women and children. In December, students and team members across the country pamper and bring holiday cheer to nursing homes and senior centers on “Ann Bowler Day,” a Paul Mitchell Schools’ tradition that honors the elderly. On 9/11 and Veterans Day, students and team members hold special events and fundraisers and provide complimentary services for their local first responders, military personnel, police, and firefighters.
Liz Rapalus, Theory & Final Phase Leader from Temple Frederick was one of the “First 100” Paul Mitchell FUNraisers across the United States to earn a spot to Paul Mitchell Schools FUNraising Gala in Hollywood, California this past May! Liz used her professional expertise to offer Future Professionals a unique opportunity to gain experience working with vibrant “coloring book” hair styles.
Each year Paul Mitchell Schools FUNraising Campaign honors and rewards the first 100 Future Professionals, team members, and Paul Mitchell National Educators who raise $3,000 in donations for charity with an opportunity to attend this exclusive event.
“It’s all about giving a little bit of you back to those that surround you. I was honored to be one of the First 100 this year and was even more excited to bring back the knowledge of what I learned in Hollywood with the Future Professionals here in Frederick. It was an awesome experience!” said Liz.
Winners of the “First 100” also enjoyed a “meet and greet” photo op with celebrity guests plus a day of hands-on education the next day with longhair expert Martin Parsons, master barber Darrin “DL” Lyons, and Debra Dietrich.
Charities that benefitted from this year’s FUNraising campaign included the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, Gary Sinise Foundation, Cancer Schmancer, Leeza’s Care Connection, CAST, Magic Johnson Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, No Limits, Food 4 Africa
Charles Riser, co-owner of The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School in Frederick, Maryland, was presented with the 2017 Andrew Gomez Compassionate Service Award along with Cancer Schmancer founder and actress Fran Dresher at Paul Mitchell Schools 14th annual FUNraising Gala in Hollywood, California this past May. The award was “in recognition of his selfless, compassionate service and tireless dedication.”
“Being put presented with a national award that includes past recipients like Leeza Gibbons, Marie Osmond, and Fran Drescher was a truly incredible experience and validated a lifetime of efforts and beliefs,” said Riser. “I have always been taught that giving back is the “rent” we pay for living in this world. Our Future Professionals and team members continue to be bombarded on a daily basis with a message that we are all separate and in discord: I hope to become a mentor to show them that you can reject these ideas and live a “giving life” while still being financially successful in business. As my mentor John Paul always says,“Success unshared is failure.”
Co-hosted by TV and radio personality Leeza Gibbons and Paul Mitchell Schools’ Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh, the Gala recognizes the top FUNraising schools and other major contributors, including numerous artists and educators who donate their time and talent to the campaign. Over 14,000 future professionals and team members from the 110 Paul Mitchell cosmetology schools raised over $1.5 million bringing their 14-year total to $18.2 million for charity. The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School raised over $16,500 towards this goal.
This year’s event also acknowledged makeup expert and frequent Temple guest artist, Debra Dietrich who has singlehandedly raised over $1 million in the past six years by offering specialized makeup classes to schools across the country and donating all proceeds to the campaign. The event also recognized winners of the “First 100” contest—the first 100 students and team members to each raise at least $3,000 were invited to attend the Gala, where they enjoyed a “meet and greet” photo op with celebrity guests plus a day of hands-on education the next day with longhair expert Martin Parsons, master barber Darrin “DL” Lyons, and Debra Dietrich.
THE TEMPLE: A Paul Mitchell Partner School was proud to participate in the 15th Annual Peace *Love* Happiness Charity Motorcycle Ride in Austin, Texas in April.
The PLH Charity Ride is an annual event founded by John Paul Dejoria, founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems and Gary Spellman, co-founder of Ultimate Face Cosmetics. Originally intended to support local law enforcement, the scope of Peace*Love*Happiness has expanded over the years to encompass first responders and their families and now charities of all types.
“THE TEMPLE is a proud nine-year participant in this event. We believe strongly in supporting the “thin blue line” … the men and women who put their lives on the line daily so that the rest of us can live our lives. We couldn’t be more proud to be a participant,” said Charles Riser co-owner.
Beneficiaries of this year’s event include:
100 Club of Central Texas: a non-profit organization devoted to providing immediate financial and emotional assistance to the families of first responders who have been killed or critically injured in the line of duty. www.100clubcentex.com
Infinite Hero: whose pledge is to reward the sacrifice and bravery of those who have risked their lives by providing access to innovative rehabilitation programs that address the unique needs of veterans and their families. www.infinitehero.org
Meeting the Need: an organization that provides adventure retreats for people with disabilities in a historic mining, mountain environment that is completely handicapped-accessible.
The Combat Wounded Coalition: whose mission is to optimize the potential of combat-wounded warriors and families of the fallen by mitigating the effects of trauma, expanding personal capabilities, and inspiring heroes to find individual, unique purpose to create the life and future they desire. www.combatwoundedcoalition.org