DESPITE COVID-19 CLOSURES, PAUL MITCHELL SCHOOLS RAISE $852,000 FOR CHARITY
PMTS Nashville Presents $2,000 to Grace Place Ministry
Hendersonville, Tn – After their annual FUN raising campaign was literally stopped
midway by Covid-19, Paul Mitchell Schools announced the results of their 2020
campaign to benefit nine national charities and dozens of local nonprofits: they raised
$852,000 million, bringing their 17-year total to over $22 million.
Donations to date include over $1.8 million to help cancer-related charities such as Fran Drescher’s Cancer Schmancer, City of Hope, Bright Pink, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and the American Cancer Society; over $750,000 in support of animal health and rescue through Morris Animal Foundation, American Humane Association, and Best Friends Animal Society; $350,000 to help Habitat for Humanity provide homes for people in need; $935,000 to the Gary Sinise Foundation in support of our veterans, first responders, and wounded heroes; $425,000 to CAST and other organizations that work to end slavery and trafficking around the world; over $1.5 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals; and over $1.1 million to Food 4 Africa, to provide more than 28 million meals to children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic. Many Paul Mitchell Schools also allocate a portion of the funds they raise to charities in their local communities. This year the schools donated over $87,000 to 79 local charities. PMTS Nashville donated $2,000 to Grace Place Ministry.
“Giving back is particularly important to our future professionals because it gives them a sense of purpose that they can make a difference in their world. This year we choose Grace Place Ministry because of their commitment to helping mothers who are doing all they can to care for their children without the safety and protection of a home. Many thanks to all of the businesses in our community who helped sponsor an event during our fundraising season,” said Paul Mitchell Schools Regional Dean Dale Jones. “The Andrew Gomez funds will be used toward the needs in the Crisis to Stability programs for our mothers and children. In this tremendously difficult year, especially for the population we serve, and when non-profits are expecting to have a 30% loss in giving, this gift means so much. We are grateful to Paul Mitchell School and their wonderful future professionals for their generosity and hard work,” said Grace Place Ministry’s Executive Director Desneige Vancleve. “Like every other business, the health and safety of our students and team members became our highest priority, but the needs of our supported charities and the people they serve remained high on our list,” said Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh. “Although our regular lives might be on hold, the needs of the people we serve through these charities are not on hold.
With over 110 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. Every 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 9/11and Veterans Day, students and team members hold special events and fundraisersand provide complimentary services for their local first responders, military personnel, police, and firefighters. At Paul Mitchell Schools, the giving never stops!
For more information, contact Dale Jones at 615-283-1000.
About Paul Mitchell SchoolsAt Paul Mitchell Schools, we believe that education is an adventure and the learningexperience needs to be fun. Our learning leaders are trained to draw out the artist inevery student and prepare them to succeed in both their chosen careers and their livesas globally aware and community-conscious contributors. Through our annual“FUNraising” campaign, we’ve raised and donated over $22 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 35 years ago, the Paul Mitchell network is nearly 100,000 salons
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 and barbering education by storm! Visit https://paulmitchell.edu/nashvilleto learn more.