Local school-supply drive helps equip dozens of Nashville students for the school year
Nashville, Tenn. – Three Nashville-area Great Clips hair salons, the world’s largest salon brand, recently organized a school-supply drive to provide local families and children with the materials they needed to start the new school year off on the right foot. Recipients of the school-supply drive were clients of Centerstone’s Case Management Services in Davidson County.
Centerstone, the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of community-based mental health and addiction services, received the school supply donations from Great Clips salons in Belle Meade, Ashland City and the location on White Bridge Road in Nashville. For one month, the three salons offered $3 off haircuts for customers who brought in items such as notebooks, folders, crayons, glue and pencils that could be donated to young students.
“We are always overwhelmed by the generosity of people in this community and this school-supply drive was no exception,” said Octavia Curry, Coordinator for Centerstone’s Child and Youth Case Management Services. “As we know very well here at Centerstone, sometimes being able to help families out with the smallest things can make the biggest difference. We can’t thank the team at Great Clips enough for their time, energy and donation to these deserving families.”
At the end of August, large donation boxes, overflowing with school supplies, were delivered to Centerstone’s Frank Luton outpatient facility in Nashville. Then, families and children receiving case management services were invited to bring their school supplies list and pick up the items they still needed for the school year.
Great Clips representatives Angela Pulley and Paige Johnson said the community was enthusiastic and offered overwhelming support to the effort, and Great Clips looks forward to continuing future philanthropic efforts with Centerstone and other non-profits in the community.
(from l to r) – Angela Pulley, Manager at Great Clips’ Belle Meade location, Octavia Curry, Coordinator for Centerstone’s Child and Youth Case Management Services and Paige Johnson, Manager at Great Clips’ Ashland City location with a sampling of the donated school supplies.
Three Nashville-area Great Clips locations offered customers $3 off any haircut if they donated school supplies to Centerstone.
Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 55 years. Through more than 50 facilities and 160 partnership locations across Middle Tennessee, Centerstone serves 50,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. Centerstone is accredited by CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 888-291-4357 or visit www.centerstone.org.
About Great Clips
With more than 3,000 salons throughout the United States and Canada, Great Clips is the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips salons employ nearly 30,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn advanced skills and the latest trends. Taking care of others is an essential part of any service business, but Great Clips has really taken the idea of service to heart. Most important is the positive impact we try to have on our neighbors in the communities where we operate. Our salon owners get involved in these communities and our corporate office views them as a whole with a broad, committed focus on philanthropic and volunteer activities. For more information about Great Clips, visit www.greatclips.com.