As a company, we frequently participate in charitable activities, whether its beach cleanups on Saturday mornings, facilitating makeovers for deserving veterans, or spreading a message of proactive health with our partner, Bright Pink. It’s something we stand for and love to do. Not to our surprise, we discovered that many of our staff members and leaders are actively charitable outside of work as well, especially during the holiday season when the extra time, funds and love are much appreciated. Here are just a few ways the Paul Mitchell staff gives back during the holiday season:
"For the past few years, my sisters and I have picked a non-profit organization to support during the week of Thanksgiving. Last year, we worked with a local shelter to deliver warm meals to low-income individuals and families on Thanksgiving morning. It was so fulfilling to bring warm meals to deserving individuals, who would otherwise not have celebrated or had company." " Taylor deDiego, Web Content Writer
"Last year, a fellow co-worker and I collected jackets and blankets and handed them out to those in need on Skid Row. And every year my family visits various retirement homes to sing carols!" " Kalena Nordgaarden, Sports Marketing Manager
"Each year I donate gifts/sponsor a child for Christmas. I also make a concerted effort to donate ample vegetarian food to local food banks and send my yearly contribution to a non-profit called A Well Fed World. A Well Fed World works to end world hunger in sustainable, compassionate ways by providing food to those who need it most around the world." " Rachael Plotts, Education Brand Manager
"My church, St. Catharine of Sienna, organizes a Thanksgiving basket for families in need. Families can sign up through the church to receive a basket of items to create their Thanksgiving meal, including a medium turkey, stuffing, veggies, potatoes and even cake or Jello for dessert. I learned about the program last year and loved it. I think they wind up supporting almost 100 families. I have participated in the program for the past two seasons and will continue to do so in the future!" " Andrea Espinoza, Paul Mitchell Professional Hair Color Brand Manager
"At Christmastime, my cousins take the art of decorating to a new level by covering almost every inch of their front yard with seasonal decorations! A train to the North Pole cuts a wide circle from the garage to the backyard gate. Along the route are gingerbread houses, a workshop for Santa, a holiday bake shop, plenty of candles and blinking lights, hard-working elvesâ•Œ even reindeer hitched to a sleigh. There is a donation box on the driveway for canned food for the Community Food Bank and every year more and more people show up to admire the house with canned food in hand. Each year they collect upwards of 100 bags of canned food that are given to those who need it most. It's so much fun to be apart of the whole process." - Lindsey Provost, Public Relations Manager
Those are just a few ways we’re giving back this holiday season. Now we want to hear from you! Let us know how or why you give back with #GivingIsMyStyle on Twitter or Instagram and we’ll donate $1 to one of our charity partners.