Thursday, July 24, 2014

Great Clips Launches “Back To School” Charity Campaign

Did you read that headline and suck in your breath? Yep, it is back to school time! In celebration of back to school, Great Clips announced Thursday, July 24 that the brand has teamed up with Adopt A Classroom for the 2014 school year to provide teachers, students and parents across the country with access to much needed school supplies.

Did You Know that more than 15 million children live in households with families who cannot provide all the resources needed to succeed in school? Or that currently teachers have to purchase nearly 75 percent of all classroom materials with their own money? Teachers spend up to $1000 of their own dollars buying materials for their classrooms each school year—totaling more than $3 billion annually. Shocking, but true.

With this reality in mind, Great Clips has set out to make a difference in three simple ways.

One: Great Clips worked with to find two deserving teachers and surprise them with the classroom of their dreams. Watch the surprise video as Great Clips surprises teachers Clara Hutchinson and Anthony Jacobs with an amazing classroom transformation at Central High school in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Great Clips also adopted the other 78 teachers at Central High by putting funds into each of their accounts so they can choose the supplies they most need.

Two: Great Clips is offering everyone an easy way to help a classroom in their community. When customers download their free Online Check-In app through Sept. 5, Great Clips will make a donation to support up to $20,000.

Three: Great Clips is making back-to-school more affordable for all families. Daily #GREATLIST winners get back-to-school supplies shipped to their front door for free. To enter, customers go to the Back-To-School page online at Great Clips between today and Sept. 5 to complete a simple entry form. Submit a photo of the list, type the list or upload a copy of the list. Great Clips will purchase and ship school supplies to daily winners (up to $100 in value.)

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