Great Clips® Raises Over $850,000 For Children’s Miracle Network
Customer donations support hospitals in helping young patients facing serious health conditions
March 02, 2020 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS, MN - More than 1,600 Great Clips salons participated in the 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® fundraising campaign. The salons raised more than $850,000 for local CMN Hospitals to help sick and injured children in our communities. This grows the total amount that Great Clips salons have raised to-date for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to nearly $9 million since 2004.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $7 billion, most of it $1 at a time.
“Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has been a valuable part of our Great Deeds® program for 15 years,” said Steve Hockett, CEO of Great Clips, Inc. “Great Deeds is how we challenge everyone at Great Clips - franchisees, salons, corporate staff and friends - to remember what makes us great: the people and the communities where we live and work. Through that loyalty and support, Great Clips contributes millions of dollars to great causes every year, including CMN Hospitals.”
Some Great Clips markets held events outside of their salons to spread the word about this cause. For example, Great Clips franchisees and stylists from the Dallas-Fort Worth market visited Children’s Health? in Dallas, TX on Sept. 11, 2019. The Haircuts for a Cause event - a first for Children’s Health - brought the salon to children and their families while they are in the hospital, giving them an opportunity to enjoy some self-care.
“We’re grateful each year for the support from Great Clips franchisees and their customers that participate in the annual campaign,” said Antonia Etcheverry, director of corporate partnerships for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Funds raised are used to buy specialized equipment, building new treatment facilities, conducting ground-breaking research and helping families that cannot afford lifesaving care for their children.”
For more information on the Great Clips Great Deeds program, visit https://www.greatclips.com/about-us/giving.
About Great Clips, Inc.
Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has 4,500 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips is 100 percent franchised, and salons are owned locally by more than 1,200 franchisees across North America. Great Clips franchisees employ nearly 40,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn the Great Clips customer care system and advanced technical skills. As a walk-in salon, Great Clips provides value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. Getting a great haircut at Great Clips is more convenient than ever with Online Check-In and Clip Notes®. To check-in online, visit GreatClips.com or download the free app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit GreatClips.com.
SOURCE Great Clips, Inc.
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