How amazing is it that we live in a place where clean water is just steps away, without even having to think twice about it? That is why we decided to set the bar high this year in efforts of bringing clean water to hundreds of people in the villages of Madagascar. Making a conscious effort to spend time talking to our guests about this major issue, and volunteering our time to host events seemed like an easy choice to make. Especially when we are so fortunate to have the resources and abilities to do so.
Our goal for this years campaign is to raise $10,000; and we are determined to reach it!
We have upped the anti on our fundraising efforts in order to achieve this incredible goal. Our annual cut-a-thon is always a great success. We are volunteering our time on Monday, April 23rd, offering haircuts for $40 for women and $35 for men. We will also offer hand massages and stress reliefs for an additional $5 donation.
Our second event is Yoga for Clean Water. Our local yoga studio, The Lions Den, has graciously donated their time on May 2nd from 7-8:30pm. Tickets for the event are $20, with optional stress relieving massage for and additional $10 donation. This yoga class is hosted in our salon and is a slow flow class, allowing people of all levels to attend!
As for in-salon fundraising, we have Earth Month tote bags available for $10, raffle tickets and our personal favorite; Pie-in-the-Face. With the purchase of a raffle ticket, guests are entered in a draw for a chance to win 1 of 3 prizes:
- An Aveda gift basket worth $400
- A blow dry package of 5
- A service of their choice
Last but not least, we have a Pie-in-the-Face competition. Guests are able to drop in a cash donation of their choosing into 1 of 2 jars; each jar represents one of our owners, Kathleen and Jeff. At the end of our fundraising campaign we will total up the donations in each jar and the person with the most money in their jar is getting a pie to the face! Our team is especially excited about this.
To keep ourselves as well as our guests inspired, we have visuals throughout the salon and on our social media pages. There are visuals of how far along we are to reaching our goal, as well as Aveda Earth Month posters, signs and the 44lb water container.
Did I mention as extra incentive Kathleen as well as another team member, Lisa have decided to shave their heads if we achieve our $10,000 goal? That is dedication to the cause!
We are so excited to have already surpassed the halfway point of our goal and are so very thankful to all that have contributed to this amazing cause. Thank you all so very much!
- Henning Salon