Charity Begins at Home
Paul Mitchell Schools Donate $133,000 to Local Charities
In the past 11 years, the international network of Paul Mitchell cosmetology schools has raised and donated over $13.3 million to a variety of charitable organizations, including $1 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, $1 million to Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, $410,000 to the Gary Sinise Foundation, $270,000 to Habitat for Humanity, and $680,000 to Food 4 Africa, to name just a few.
This year, many Paul Mitchell schools added a new twist to their “giving back” philosophy by pledging a portion of the $2.1 million they raised in their annual FUNraising campaign to charities in their own local communities. Their local donations came to a grand total of $133,640.
Sharon Riser, director of THE TEMPLE, A Paul Mitchell Partner School in Frederick, MD, said, “One of our students had recently returned to school after being hospitalized for her struggles with depression. When she saw a newspaper article about our plans to raise money for the local Mental Health Association, she just asked ‘Why?’ I told her about my father-in-law who had died from suicide many years ago, and that we never take for granted mental health or the need for resources for our students. She had been thinking about dropping out of school, but when she saw what do on a local level, and specifically for the organization where she receives counseling services, she said it truly was a sign that she was meant to be in our doors.”
“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 their first international school in Slovenia, Paul Mitchell Schools have always been active in their local Boys and Girls Clubs, toy drives, 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. Every winter, students and staff members all over the country pamper and bring holiday cheer to nursing homes and senior centers on “Ann Bowler Day,” a tradition that honors senior citizens. On 9/11, Veterans Day, and other holidays, students and staff members hold special events and fundraisers to honor their community’s first responders, military service men and women, and police and firefighters.
Participating Paul Mitchell Schools and the charities they chose to support are listed below.
|Bella Capelli Monroeville||Mario Lemieux Foundation||$610|
|Bella Capelli Robinson||Mario Lemieux Foundation||$1,110|
|Parisian Beauty Academy||Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation||$1,200|
|Paul Mitchell The School Atlanta||Atlanta Humane Society||$400|
|Paul Mitchell The School Birmingham||The Well House / Children’s Miracle Network Hospital||$960|
|Paul Mitchell The School Boise||Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services||$750|
|Paul Mitchell The School Chicago||Ready Set Ride||$6,800|
|Paul Mitchell The School Cincinnati||Families for Families||$2,500|
|Paul Mitchell The School Colorado Springs||Springs Rescue Mission||$3,800|
|Paul Mitchell The School Costa Mesa||Laura’s House||$11,300|
|Paul Mitchell The School Esani||North Fulton Community Charities||$2,700|
|Paul Mitchell The School Fort Myers||Harry Chapin Food Bank||$1,600|
|Cancer Alliance of Naples||$1,600|
|Paul Mitchell The School Fresno||Children’s Hospital||$4,000|
|Paul Mitchell The School Gastonia||Boys and Girls Clubs of Gaston County||$2,610|
|Paul Mitchell The School Knoxville||The Love Kitchen||$750|
|Paul Mitchell The School Lexington||National Alliance on Mental Illness||$4,200|
|Paul Mitchell The School Louisville||Family Scholar House||$3,800|
|Paul Mitchell The School Michigan||Wigs 4 Kids||$3,950|
|Paul Mitchell The School Murfreesboro||Charity Circle||$1,200|
|Paul Mitchell The School Nashville||Nashville Children’s Alliance||$850|
|Paul Mitchell The School Ogden||Neighborhood House||$1,950|
|The Road Home||$1,950|
|Paul Mitchell The School Orlando||Camp Boggy Creek||$2,000|
|Coalition for the Homeless||$2,000|
|Paul Mitchell The School Provo||Friends of the Coalition||$1,250|
|Paul Mitchell The School Sacramento||Weave, Inc.||$2,550|
|Paul Mitchell The School Salt Lake City||Neighborhood House||$7,500|
|The Road Home||$7,500|
|Paul Mitchell The School Santa Barbara||Pacific Pride Foundation||$1,100|
|Paul Mitchell The School Sherman Oaks||Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project||$2,500|
|Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis||House of Hope||$10,000|
|Ronald McDonald House||$10,000|
|Paul Mitchell The School The Lab||Anchor House||$2,700|
|Paul Mitchell The School Vidalia||AJFC Community Action Agency||$100|
|The Academy NYC||Urban Impact||$1,500|
|The Ohio Academy Columbus||Choices for Victims of Domestic Violence||$3,100|
|The Ohio Academy Twinsburg||Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit & Medina Counties||$600|
|THE TEMPLE||Mental Health Association of Frederick County||$10,000|
|Vanguard Baton Rouge||Dreams Come True of Louisiana||$2,000|
|Vanguard Metairie||The New Orleans Mission||$1,250|
|Vanguard Slidell||NO/AIDS Task Force||$700|
About Paul Mitchell Schools
At Paul Mitchell Schools, we believe that education is an adventure and the learning experience needs to be fun. Our learning leaders are trained to draw out the artist in every student and prepare them to succeed in both their chosen careers and their lives as globally aware and community-conscious contributors. Through our annual “FUNraising” campaign, we’ve raised and donated over $13.3 million in support of many charitable causes. We’ve built homes with
Habitat for Humanity, fed thousands of African orphans, and supported the victims of AIDS, breast cancer, homelessness, abuse, and hundreds of other causes.
Established over 30 years ago, the Paul Mitchell network is nearly 100,000 clinic classrooms strong and in 81 countries worldwide; every professional hairdresser knows the Paul Mitchell name. Now, with the arrival of Paul Mitchell Schools, we’ve taken the world of cosmetology education by storm!
Visit www.paulmitchell.edu to learn more.