Now that you've stocked up on your BLNDN and other goodies over the Black Friday weekend, let's think about what you can give. Today is a National holiday dedicated to donating to charities: #givingtuesday, so we compiled some of our favorite hair charities with links to donate if you're feeling extra giving this Tuesday afternoon...
1 in 4 women will experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetime. And since hair salons are notorious for being a safe space for women to vent and relax, Cut It Out started the non-profit to train salon professionals to fight against the epidemic of domestic abuse. By building awareness and training stylists to recognize the warning signs of abuse, they can safely refer clients, colleagues, friends and family to local resources. DONATE
The oldest non-profit dedicated to hair donation, Wigs for Kids customizes human-hair wigs to look like the child's natural hair. Durable enough for play, these wigs help children's self-esteem as they are dealing with various causes for hair loss. DONATE
Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to improving the quality of life and self-esteem of people undergoing cancer treatment. The program offers complimentary group, individual, and online sessions that teach beauty techniques to help people with cancer to face their diagnosis with greater confidence serving over 50,000 women in the US. DONATE
Based in our hometown of Southern California, Makeovers that Matter provides free hair, makeup and wardrobe counseling services to female veterans and economically challenged women to get back to work. In addition to looking interview ready, the women also have access to free counseling with an employment specialist who will help them to write resumes, teach them how to successfully interview for a potential position and learn about long term career opportunities as well as empowerment counseling to help instill the confidence they need to get back on their feet. DONATE
Rob started collecting donations to pay his employees to give free haircuts to the homeless in the early 2000s, and by 2002 he was servicing over 150 people for free at local shelters before shutting down his barber shop to start his non-profit full-time. Now his team builds full-service barbershops on site at shelters and areas where in-need people can be more easily serviced.
He says of his work: “At a time when they are struggling to find their place in the world, helping people to look good on the outside can help them even more on the inside, to feel some confidence.” DONATE HERE, or for our stylists out there feeling extra charitable, the act of a free haircut for someone in need can be done anywhere at anytime like this stylist in New York.
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season complete with all the good feels whether it's giving to charity, spending time with family, or just loving the way your hair feels.
XX, Team BLNDN
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