Paul Mitchell Schools Launch FUNraising Campaignby Paul Mitchell Schools on 2/29/2008
For the fifth consecutive year, Paul Mitchell Beauty Schools will spend the months of January, February, and March raising money for worthwhile causes. In the past four years, the schools have raised over $1.4 million through cut-a-thons, fashion shows, and a host of other successful "FUNraisers." This year's proceeds will benefit four amazing organizations:
THE LEEZA GIBBONS MEMORY FOUNDATION provides vital education, empowerment, and energy programming to an ever growing population of family caregivers and resources for those newly diagnosed with chronic illnesses through its intimate, community-centered Leeza's Place locations.
THE LARRY KING CARDIAC FOUNDATION provides funding for lifesaving treatment for individuals who, due to limited means or no insurance, would otherwise be unable to receive the treatment and care they so desperately need.
FOOD 4 AFRICA strives to supply at least one vitamin- and mineral-enriched meal each day to the children of South Africa, where more than a million preschool children do not receive sufficient food.
THE ANDREW GOMEZ DREAM FOUNDATION provides new salon professionals with educational experiences they probably would not otherwise have for many years to come and helps disadvantaged or hard-hit cosmetologists and cosmetology-related enterprises.
Winn Claybaugh hosted kickoff conference calls on January 31 (night school) and February 1 (day school), with special guests Leeza Gibbons, John Paul DeJoria, CNN's Larry King, Angus Mitchell, and Robert Cromeans. Midway conference calls will take place in April.
The campaign's highlight will be the annual Magic of Memories dinner and auction, held April 26, 2008, at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, California, and hosted by Leeza Gibbons, Larry King, and John Paul DeJoria.