We Are Here to Make a Difference!
Each year, Paul Mitchell Schools hold a three-month FUNraising campaign, raising money and awareness for a variety of selected charities. In addition, our Future Professionals take time throughout the year to visit the elderly, support local charities, go into their communities and spread a little love on our Free Hugs Day, to name just a few of the thousands of events taking place each year at Paul Mitchell Schools.
Why are we so dedicated to giving back? Because it’s the right thing to do and because we are here to make a difference.
Our students and staff overwhelmingly tell us that they love being part of a company that cares. They want to give back and help others, and they love being able to do that as part of their job or their educational experience. Our curriculum and educational experience are not just about how to cut and color hair, do nails, and care for skin; they are about a well-rounded lifestyle approach to being a success in the beauty industry.
- Our annual three-month annual FUNraising Campaign has raised over $13.3 million for charitable organizations. Grassroots, dollar-by-dollar events like cut-a-thons, fashion shows, bake sales, and "Casual for a Cause" days have raised enough money to build two homes with Habitat for Humanity; feed thousands of African orphans; provide books for preschool children through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library; provide pediatric equipment for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals; assist with animal research through the Morris Animal Foundation; build "smart homes" for severely injured veterans; provide resources and services to low-income children and families; and support the victims of AIDS, breast cancer, homelessness, hurricanes, abuse, and hundreds of other causes.
- Paul Mitchell Schools and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) teamed up to develop the N-Lighten self-empowerment, anti-bullying curriculum that focuses on both prevention and intervention. “All parents want the absolute best for their children,” says Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh. “When prospective students step into a Paul Mitchell School, their parents are entrusting us with the safety and security of their sons and daughters. We take that responsibility very seriously. Our partnership with UNL and Dr. Susan Swearer, who has spent her professional career studying these behaviors, puts the world on notice that Paul Mitchell Schools are committed to not just teaching the skills of cosmetology but also the skills of life, leadership, and happiness.” Combining messages from Claybaugh’s book, Be Nice (Or Else!), with evidence-based approaches that teach healthy thinking and relationship skills, the program will be disseminated to the 100-plus Paul Mitchell Schools.
- Our Be Nice (Or Else!) teams embody the Be Nice culture and lead by example, using the book Be Nice (Or Else!) as their guide. Members of this student-run program take an active lead in the annual FUNraising campaign. They create magic throughout the year by recognizing and offering support to fellow students in need and by helping each other become more successful by being NICE.
Please browse through our website to learn more about the many ways Paul Mitchell Future Professionals give back!
Visit www.paulmitchellschoolsfunraising.org for more information about our history, our partners, our sponsored organizations, and up-to-the-minute news about this year's campaign.