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
The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School is proud to work with The Arc of Frederick County to provide services beneficial to area residents with developmental disabilities.
“It’s so important to us to give back to the local community. These individuals are such a delight to work with and we are happy to be able to give them a special experience,” said Sharon Riser co-owner.
The Arc of Frederick County provides professional, clinical assistance to help children and adults with developmental disabilities by building networks of supports so they can safely and successfully live, work, go to school and be meaningfully included in their communities.
Future Professionals were trained in advanced on how to care for their special needs clients when they came in for services.
“This means so much to The Arc of Frederick County and adults with developmental disabilities in the Frederick Community,” said Shauna Mulcahy, Development Director for The Arc of Frederick County. “We appreciate The Temple’s thoughtfulness and kindness!”
The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School is proud to announce its support of the Frederick Regional Health System’s James M. Stockman Cancer Institute.
“We’ve personally been touched by cancer in our families as have our Future Professionals. We are honored to be able to contribute to such an amazing cause and organization,” said Charles and Sharon Riser, owners of The Temple.
The award-winning oncology program is being developed into fully-integrated, comprehensive cancer care center located on the hospital’s Rose Hill campus. The center is expected to be open in the Summer of 2017.
A donation amounting to $25,000 was made in honor of Erika Sheehy, a loved grandmother who passed from ovarian cancer.
Every so often an opportunity comes along to be a part of something incredibly special that changes you in a very definable way. Five Future Professionals from The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School in Frederick, Maryland had the honor of being a part of such an event on August 5, 2016 at Camp Sunrise near Crownsville, MD.
Camp Sunrise is a one-week day and overnight summer camp for children between the ages of 6-16 that have been diagnosed or are survivors of cancer. Camp Sunrise houses over 100 campers and is sponsored by John Hopkins Sydney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Division of Pediatric Oncology. The camp provides the opportunity for these children to experience new activities and to bond with others their age who understand what it means to live with cancer.
Future Professionals were excited to provide hair, makeup, and nail services to the campers as part of their end of camp dance experience. While creating various looks that ranged from fairy princesses to the avant garde, our Future Professionals were touched by the camper’s courage, heart, and exuberance.
Future Professional, Jojo Macguire said, “They were so full of positivity and energy, it was humbling and inspiring.”
Their smiles were the perfect payment for Future Professional Taylor Haas. “These kids are going through so much and to be the one that can make them smile and laugh, getting their mind off of everything was absolutely amazing!”
Whether this was their first year at camp or their seventh, these children without a doubt made a huge impact in the lives of our future professionals. Their resilience and love of life set an example that they all hope to follow. Evelyn Bourlier, leader of our Be Nice or Else team, couldn’t have been more proud of the students she took, “I adore these Future Professionals and all they represent from The Temple. They make me proud and I look forward to continuing to help build socially responsible professionals.”
Over 25 Future Professionals from The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School participated in an annual event to provide disadvantaged students from around Frederick County with supplies for the upcoming school year.
Equipped with their supply list, each child was given the opportunity to pick their backpack and fill it with materials ranging from notebooks to pencils, papers, folders, crayons and more.
Jessica Gomez, Future Professional and mother of two, was an eager participant for the event, “As a mom I understand what it meant to these children to be able to have what they need. I was truly amazed at the generosity of so many in the community and how many supplies were donated!”
As part of the effort The Temple donated over 1,000 free haircuts for the children as well.
“The kids are so amazing to watch. When they see themselves in the mirror after their new haircut they have the biggest smiles!” said Chelsea Tucker, Future Professional.
“We couldn’t be more proud of our Future Professionals who chose to be a part of this event. They were amazing and made a difference in the lives of so many in the area!” stated Sharon Riser, co-owner.