Minneapolis, Minn. (March 1, 2017) – The results are in and Great Clips salons across the U.S. raised over $640,000 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during their latest Miracle Balloon campaign. Funds raised will help the 17 million kids who are treated at 170 not-for-profit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year.
In addition to selling Miracle Balloons each October, participating Great Clips salons host fundraising events like bake sales and cut-a-thons. Many Great Clips stylists also donate their personal time, visiting member hospitals to cut children’s hair. The sizeable donation is a sign of the commitment of Great Clips salons to work together and rally support within their local communities for the annual campaign.
“Each year, Great Clips salons step up to the plate to help their local children’s hospitals by participating in the Miracle Balloon campaign,” said Terri Miller, vice president of marketing and communications for Great Clips. “The combined efforts of salons and stylists, and their customers’ generosity shows that together we can make a difference in our communities.”
Great Clips recognizes that with great success comes great responsibility. This attitude is central to the Great Deeds© program, which calls corporate staff, franchisees, and Great Clips stylists everywhere to give back to the communities where they live and work.
“Great Clips has earned a solid reputation as a very charitable company centered on the needs of their local community,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Millions of children and their families have benefited from the contributions made by Great Clips and its generous customers over the past several years. We are thankful that so many Great Clips salons take the initiative to help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year.”
About Great Clips, Inc.
Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has 4,000 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. No appointments are needed, and salons are open nights and weekends. Getting a great haircut is more convenient than ever with Great Clips’ Online Check-In and Clip Notes®. To check-in online, visit 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 GreatClips.com.
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
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 $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, and learn about your member hospital, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.