How We Give Back
9/11 Tributes: 2012
Every year since the 9/11 tragedy, Paul Mitchell Schools have held special events in remembrance of the lives lost that day. “The lesson we learned from 9/11 was unity,” said Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh. “Each year, we unite in showing our appreciation, patriotism, and gratitude by planning something special in every school.”
Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis and firefighters
Following are just a few examples of our September 11, 2012, tributes:
In Maryland, The Temple, A Paul Mitchell Partner School delivered large goodie bags filled with Paul Mitchell products, love notes, and free haircut cards to their local fire stations and city police, plus extras for their spouses. They also offered free haircuts for all personnel through the month of September.
In Columbus, Ohio, The Ohio Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School held a special assembly to share personal stories of how 9/11 affected their lives. After serving in the army for 13 years, Future Professional Sophia Lee volunteered to help clean up debris at Ground Zero. When she returned four months later, her infant child did not know her. Future Professional Sara Anne talked about her cousin, a newly promoted new vice president of a financial company in the World Trade Center who lost his life that day. Staff member Jessica talked about her best friend’s sister who called her family before losing her fight to stay alive in one of the towers. She reminded her family that she loved them very much – not just that day, but every day.
In Missouri, two groups of Future Professionals from Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis's Be Nice (Or Else!) Team delivered cookies to two local fire stations, along with free haircut vouchers and LOTS of Paul Mitchell products donated by their Paul Mitchell Distributor. They called ahead to make sure they brought enough Tea Tree Shampoo, body bars, shave gel, and shaping cream to stock every shower at the fire stations.
"We went out with the intention of being Daymakers and instead they were ours. Our Future Professionals got to ride on the firetrucks, try on gear, take a tour, and even watch a ladder demo. We are so grateful for all that our St. Louis Fire Department does for us and look forward to doing this again next year."
– Lindsay Baumgartner
Be Nice (Or Else!) Leader, Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis
In memory of the 9/11 victims who spent their last moments calling their loved ones to say “I love you” one last time, nearly every school invited Future Professionals and staff members to pull out their cell phones and call someone to say “I love you.”