October 01, 2012 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS – Every October, Great Clips salons from coast to coast work together to help local children’s hospitals by selling Children’s Miracle Network balloons. At participating salons, consumers receive $2 off a future haircut for each balloon purchased. All of the funds raised go directly to the market’s local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
Great Clips has a strong belief in giving back to the communities where we live and operate, raising nearly $2 million dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since the inception of the miracle balloon campaign. “The generosity of all the people associated with Great Clips, either as an owner, stylist or customer help make this campaign a success,” said Terri Miller, vice president of marketing and communications for Great Clips.
“We are thrilled that so many Great Clips salons take the initiative to help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network,” said George Mathis, director corporate partnerships for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Great Clips has always been a very charitable organization centered on the needs of their local community, and we are happy to have been a beneficiary of their generosity as a corporate partner since 2005.”
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 www.greatclips.com or download the app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit www.greatclips.com.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at CMNHospitals.org.