Cre8 Salon & Spa to Help Raise $45k for Harry Chapin Food Bank
“Stylists Unite to Help Cut Hunger” event seeks to feed 30,000 people for nine months
Cre8 Salon & Spa is preparing to send an army of stylists to wage a war against hunger. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 6, Cre8 stylists will lend their sheers – and sheer talent – to help raise $45,000 for the Harry Chapin Food Bank as part of the “Stylists Unite to Help Cut Hunger” event at The Salon Professional Academy’s new location at Royal Palm Square, 1388 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.
A combined force of about 200 local stylists is expected to turn out to cut hunger, one haircut at a time. By offering their professional services for a minimum $15 donation per haircut, Cre8’s dedicated contingent is determined to make a difference at the Cut-a-Thon. However, there is no time like the present, and Cre8 and the other participating salons and spas are already raising money and collecting food prior to this event.
The Harry Chapin Food Bank provides direct services to those in need, including church food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, disaster relief agencies and more. Today, the food bank provides food for more than 30,000 individuals each month. In 2012 alone, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed 16.6 million pounds of food, provided 13.8 million meals and turned every $1 into $6 worth of food for those in need.
That means if the Cut-a-Thon reaches its goal, the food bank can turn that $45,000 into $270,000 worth of food, which could feed 30,000 people for 9 months! The stylists will also collect as many perishable food items and grocery store gift cards at the event as possible.
Joining the local stylists, Redken’s national and international artists Brayden Pelletier, Ryan Morgan and Leah Hanson, and Matrix’s artist Tara Koenig will also be cutting hair for a minimum donation of $15 per haircut.
Marcy Sagorac, owner of Cre8 Salon & Spa, said, “I can always count on our stylists and staff to engage with important community causes. All the stylists and volunteers involved are to be commended for giving so freely of their time to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, which does such great work in Southwest Florida.”
Cre8 Salon & Spa
Established in 2006, Cre8 Salon & Spa is a full-service salon and day spa. It is one of only three Florida salons carrying the Nick Arrojo hair care product line, classifying it as an Arrojo Ambassador Salon, and owner Marcy Sagorac is Arrojo Razor-Craft Certified. Cre8 also is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for completing the most haircuts by a team in eight hours, a world record the salon set in November 2011 during a fundraiser for the Florida ALS Association. Cre8 is located at 814 SW Pine Island Road, #202 in Cape Coral, in the Fountain Shops on Pine Island Road and Skyline Boulevard. For more information call 239-458-2704 or visit www.cre8salon.com.