Paul Mitchell School in Huntsville raises $12,000 for charity | Community Spirit
Paul Mitchell School held its 9th annual FUNraising Gala.
Each year, students and staff from the nationwide network’s 100 cosmetology schools spend three months raising money for selected charities. Raising $5 to $10 at a time with grassroots activities like cut-a-thons, hair shows, car washes and casual days, the schools topped the $2.5 million mark this year, bringing their nine-year total to more than $8.5 million.
Paul Mitchell the School Huntsville raised $12,218. This year, school owners Robert and Susanne Brown and Director Nata Townsend joined the festivities in Beverly Hills to represent their school.
Along with the schools’ nonprofit Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, this year’s partners included Betty White (Morris Animal Foundation), Marie Osmond (Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals), The Nanny and Happily Divorced star Fran Drescher (Cancer Schmancer), comedian and motivational speaker Kathy Buckley (No Limits), actress Kristin Bauer (Best Friends Animal Society) and Paul Mitchell Chairman and Cofounder John Paul DeJoria (Food 4 Africa). The Gary Sinise Foundation and Magic Johnson Foundation were also selected, with Gary Sinise recording a special video for the schools, and Magic Johnson paying a surprise visit to the schools’ two-day Las Vegas Caper event in February, where he thanked the audience of 2,500 students for their support. Even rapper and recording artist Snoop Dogg loaned his support to the campaign, recording a special message of encouragement for students and staff.
“Chances are, none of our students will ever meet the people they’re helping globally, but they do it because they care, and because in their hearts they know they’re making the world a better place, and that’s the future of this planet,” John Paul DeJoria said. “All they asked in return was to help make the world a better place to live.”
Information from Paul Mitchell press release.