Somerville, MA, April 14, 2015 – Hair Cuttery and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) are teaming up for Hair Cuttery’s Share a Haircut program. On May 4-5, every time anyone receives a haircut at any of the Hair Cuttery salons in New England, including the salon in Somerville, a haircut will be donated to a victim of domestic violence in the community. The shelter that will be receiving the donated gift cards will be Respond.
“We are honored to have the National Network to End Domestic Violence as a charity partner,” said Dennis Ratner, CEO and founder of Hair Cuttery. “Our Share a Haircut program is powerful and it allows our company, thanks to the help of our stylists and clients, to be a positive influence on the communities where we do business.”
Through the partnership, Hair Cuttery and NNEDV will work closely to distribute free haircut certificates to individuals who are most in need. With the goal of donating 75,000 haircut certificates, beneficiaries will include women, children and men.
“Stepping up and stepping in for those whose voices and confidence have been stifled by domestic violence is at the core of NNEDV’s mission,” said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of NNEDV. “When a company like Hair Cuttery can offer their services and expertise, the impact is two-fold—it allows recipients to have a moment to relax and feel pampered and saves them money on a service they might not otherwise be able to afford.”
Last year marked the first time the Share a Haircut program was expanded to help not just children headed back to school, but the homeless, victims of domestic violence and veterans. In 2015, Hair Cuttery continues to build on that success, already having donated more than 50,000 certificates to the homeless in February.
Hair Cuttery has an established history of charitable giving that has supported a range of local and national causes including, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Girls on the Run.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the leading national voice for domestic violence victims and their allies. NNEDV’s membership is comprised of all 56 state and territorial coalitions against domestic violence, including over 2,000 local programs. NNEDV has been advancing the movement against domestic violence for 25 years, having led efforts among domestic violence advocates and survivors in urging Congress to pass the landmark Violence Against Women Act of 1994. To learn more about NNEDV, please visit http://nnedv.org
About Hair Cuttery
Hair Cuttery is the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, with nearly 900 company-owned locations on the East Coast, in New England and the Midwest. A full-service, value-priced salon, Hair Cuttery offers a full complement of cuts and styling, coloring, waxing and texturizing services with no appointment necessary, as well as a full line of professional hair care products. Hair Cuttery is committed to delivering a delightful client experience through WOW Service including a Smile Back Guarantee. Hair Cuttery is a division of Ratner Companies, based in Vienna, VA. www.haircuttery.com