9/11 Tributes 2008by How You Can Give Back on 11/10/2008
Paul Mitchell Cosmetology Schools across America held special events to commemorate September 11. Here are just a few of the things they did:
â�¢ Remembering the victims who had only moments to make a phone call, Future Professionals took a minute to call someone they loved or needed to make amends with. Several schools showed the popular â��Free Hugsâ�� video and took to the streets to offer hugs in their communities.
â�¢ Paul Mitchell The School â�� Virginia donated bake sale proceeds to the International Association of Firefighters Disaster Relief Fund and provided free haircuts for firefighters and their families throughout the week.
â�¢ Future Professionals from the Hair Academy â�� A Paul Mitchell Partner School in Rexburg, Idaho, surprised firefighters, police officers, and sheriffâ��s deputies with thank-you notes, free haircut cards, and a $156 donation.
â�¢ In Great Lakes, Michigan, Future Professionals raised $245 for their local fire department with a cut-a-thon. On September 11 they wore red, white, and blue; called someone to say â��I love youâ��; and called local firefighters to offer them free haircuts.
â�¢ Paul Mitchell The School â�� Costa Mesa held a 9/11 barbecue that raised $1,000 for the Costa Mesa Fallen Firefighters Widows and Orphans Fund, with firefighters on hand flipping burgers and hot dogs. Throughout September, the school also sold 9/11 Tribute Packs containing special products and services, and the entire $50 donation from each pack went to the fund. Grand total raised: $2,000.
â�¢ North Haven Academy â�� A Paul Mitchell Partner School welcomed their local fire chief, who shared his experiences about September 11. Student Council members gave free haircuts to firefighters, and the school observed a day of silence (no music playing) on September 11. Future Professionals wore red, white, and blue and earned over $100 to donate to the firefighters.
â�¢ Paul Mitchell The School â�� Houston presented their local firefighters with a donation, love notes, personal stories, and praises.
Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slAaSfMIpR8 for Nashvilleâ��s â��Free Hugsâ�� video.