Great Clips Announces Great Giving Program

$1,500 Donated Monthly to Eligible Charity via

August 23, 2012 // // MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Great Clips, Inc., the world’s largest salon brand, is proud to announce Great Giving, an online donation program found on , a website that celebrates the great things happening in Great Clips’ salons and communities.

Great Giving is a unique addition to Great Clips’ Great Needs. Great Deeds.® charitable giving program. While Great Clips, Inc. and individual franchisees/salons are already dedicated to giving back, the goal of Great Giving is to expand Great Clips’ charitable footprint and create a social and engaging online giving campaign.

“It’s a big world, and one of the most important benefits of being a successful company is being fortunate enough to contribute on a bigger scale through our corporate offices,” said Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen. “Great Clips, Inc. is thrilled to count several esteemed organizations among our charity partners and friends.” Go to to learn more.

In addition to its traditional charitable partners, Great Clips is searching for independent charities that are writing the book on what it means to be great through their creativity and passion. Every month, Great Clips will select one 501(c)(3) charity (or equivalent designation for Canadian organizations) and reward their dedication to greatness with a $1,500 donation. The winning charity will then be featured on Even greater, the charity will be eligible to receive a larger donation at the end of the year depending on the votes by the public in a poll (i.e., 20% of votes = 20% of Great Donation funds). To be eligible, winning charities must submit an explanation of how they used the original funding from Great Clips.

Enter Your Charity For A Chance to Win $1,500 Donation

Do you know of a wonderful charity doing great things in your community?

  1. First, make sure your charity is eligible. Eligible charities must not have support from government organizations or national charities (i.e., Red Cross, United Way, Children’s Miracle Network, etc.), must not be helping in traumatic or disaster situations such as fire, flood, illness or disability, and must be a registered 501(c)(3) charity, or Canadian equivalent.
  2. Visit the Great Giving section on to enter your charity.
  3. Check back on in December to cast your vote for your favorite! Each charity will receive an additional donation from Great Clips based on the number of votes they receive on

About Great Needs. Great Deeds.®

Great Needs. Great Deeds.® is Great Clips way of saying “thanks” to customers who regularly visit their local Great Clips salon. It’s also a high five to “keep up the great work” to charitable organizations that inspire Great Clips with their creativity, passion and greatness. Through the Great Needs. Great Deeds.® program, Great Clips partners with Children’s Miracle Network—a group of 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada—as well as charities such as Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and other local charities.

About Great Clips, Inc.

Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has more than 3,000 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips salons employ nearly 30,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn advanced skills and the latest trends. Make Great Clips your choice for value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. No appointments needed, and salons are open nights and weekends. And, it’s more convenient than ever with Great Clips’ Online Check-In. To check-in online, visit or download the app for the Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit

Media Contact:

Sue Yannello



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