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.