Great Clips, Inc., the world’s largest hair salon brand, announced a partnership with the Arizona Department of Child Safety to help support children in foster & group home care. The partnership kicked off December 2 with an in-salon fundraising event that took place at all Great Clips locations in Arizona.
Through the in-salon fundraiser, Great Clips donated one dollar per haircut to raise funds to support the Arizona Helping Hands Toy Drive. The Toy Drive has been held every holiday season since 1998 and provides toys, personal care items, and clothing to children in foster care.
Through the event, Great Clips raised $13,493 in a single day for the Arizona Helping Hands Holiday Toy Drive.
Randy Nelson, a Great Clips Franchisee, presented Dan Schufelt, president and CEO of Arizona Helping Hands, with a check for $13,493 during the organization’s Holiday Toy Drive Red Ribbon Cutting Event last night on December 6. The funds will help Arizona Helping Hands fill holiday package requests for 16,000 children in foster care in Arizona and help solve one of the biggest concerns they have this time of year, is Santa going to know where I am?
“I’m blown away by Great Clips and their generous donation to our holiday toy drive and their commitment to help make lives better for kids in foster care,” says Dan Schufelt. “We’ve received over 16,000 requests for gifts this year and this donation helps bring us one step closer to being able to provide gifts to the thousands of children in foster care who need them this holiday season.”
“The Phoenix market Great Clips CO-OP is grateful to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local children,” said Randy Nelson, a Great Clips Franchisee. “We’re looking forward to supporting children in the foster care and group home system not only with our December 2 event, but growing our relationship with the organization to support these children throughout the year.”
In addition to generating financial support that will be used to buy toys for the Toy Drive, Great Clips will donate 500 free haircuts monthly to children in the foster care program.
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About Great Clips, Inc.
Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has 4,200 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips is 100 percent franchised, and salons are owned locally by more than 1,200 franchisees across North America. Great Clips franchisees employ nearly 40,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn the Great Clips customer care system and advanced technical skills. As a walk-in salon, Great Clips provides value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. No appointments are needed, and salons are open nights and weekends. Getting a great haircut is more convenient than ever with Great Clips’ Online Check-In and Clip Notes®. To check-in online, visit GreatClips.com or download the app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit GreatClips.com.