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THE TEMPLE Donates $10,000 to Mental Health Assoc. of Frederick County

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 MonroevilleMario Lemieux Foundation $610
Bella Capelli RobinsonMario Lemieux Foundation $1,110
Parisian Beauty AcademyHackensack University Medical Center Foundation $1,200
Paul Mitchell The School AtlantaAtlanta Humane Society $400
Paul Mitchell The School BirminghamThe Well House / Children’s Miracle Network Hospital $960
Paul Mitchell The School BoiseInterfaith Sanctuary Housing Services $750
SPAN Idaho $750
Paul Mitchell The School ChicagoReady Set Ride $6,800
Paul Mitchell The School CincinnatiFamilies for Families $2,500
Paul Mitchell The School Colorado SpringsSprings Rescue Mission $3,800
Paul Mitchell The School Costa MesaLaura’s House $11,300
Paul Mitchell The School EsaniNorth Fulton Community Charities $2,700
Paul Mitchell The School Fort MyersHarry Chapin Food Bank $1,600
Cancer Alliance of Naples $1,600
Paul Mitchell The School FresnoChildren’s Hospital $4,000
Paul Mitchell The School GastoniaBoys and Girls Clubs of Gaston County $2,610
Paul Mitchell The School KnoxvilleThe Love Kitchen $750
Paul Mitchell The School LexingtonNational Alliance on Mental Illness $4,200
Paul Mitchell The School LouisvilleFamily Scholar House $3,800
Paul Mitchell The School MichiganWigs 4 Kids $3,950
Rainbow Connection $3,950
Paul Mitchell The School MurfreesboroCharity Circle $1,200
Paul Mitchell The School NashvilleNashville Children’s Alliance $850
Paul Mitchell The School OgdenNeighborhood House $1,950
The Road Home $1,950
Paul Mitchell The School OrlandoCamp Boggy Creek $2,000
Coalition for the Homeless $2,000
Paul Mitchell The School ProvoFriends of the Coalition $1,250
Paul Mitchell The School SacramentoWeave, Inc. $2,550
Paul Mitchell The School Salt Lake CityNeighborhood House $7,500
The Road Home $7,500
Paul Mitchell The School Santa BarbaraPacific Pride Foundation $1,100
Paul Mitchell The School Sherman OaksSanta Clarita Valley Youth Project $2,500
Paul Mitchell The School St. LouisHouse of Hope $10,000
Ronald McDonald House $10,000
Paul Mitchell The School The LabAnchor House $2,700
Paul Mitchell The School VidaliaAJFC Community Action Agency $100
The Academy NYCUrban Impact $1,500
The Ohio Academy ColumbusChoices for Victims of Domestic Violence $3,100
The Ohio Academy TwinsburgBattered Women’s Shelter of Summit & Medina Counties $600
THE TEMPLEMental Health Association of Frederick County $10,000
Vanguard Baton RougeDreams Come True of Louisiana $2,000
Vanguard MetairieThe New Orleans Mission $1,250
Vanguard SlidellNO/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.