The ‘peanut butter blow dry’ impact on charity

2015-04-30 15:16
=Local hair stylists are challenged to join in a fun way of supporting charities. Seen above are the team of Tosca Hair andamp; Beauty (from left) Tosca Myburgh, Melissa Myburgh (back) and Julie-Ann Kock (right) together with Zulyka Scott from Ooster

=Local hair stylists are challenged to join in a fun way of supporting charities. Seen above are the team of Tosca Hair andamp; Beauty (from left) Tosca Myburgh, Melissa Myburgh (back) and Julie-Ann Kock (right) together with Zulyka Scott from Ooster

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“Feeling good. Feeling inspired. Feeling awesome ...”

These are but a few of the long list of comments made on Facebook in reaction to an extraordinary fund-raising challenge in support of charities.

“It is a flippen nice idea initiated by my daughter Melissa, with the aim to support charities. Our clients’ reactions are simply just awesome and we want to thank them for their support,” said Tosca Myburgh from Tosca Hair andamp; Beauty in Bluewater Bay.

“We are having fun as clients now refer to appointments by asking for a peanut butter blow dry, jam hair dry or toilet paper wash and blow dry.”

Tosca explained that the whole idea is to support identified charities on a monthly basis through the donation of what might sound like insignificant items, but which actually are necessities.

“Instead of paying for a hair wash or blow dry, we request clients to donate either peanut butter, jam or toilet paper. These items are then handed over to the identified charity,” said Tosca.

It had a ripple effect as the public started to donate items other than just what the challenge is about.

Zulyka Scott, fund-raiser at Oosterland Youth Centre, one of the beneficiaries from the Tosca Hair andamp; Beauty’s challenge, said it was a brilliant idea and its repercussion has had an immense impact on the Centre’s budget.

“We often hear people asking, ‘why fund-raising or donate items to Oosterland?’ Well, firstly, it has an enormous savings impact on our tight budget and secondly although it is a non-profit organisation the basic running costs, maintenance, salaries of 58 staff members and having to pay school fees to 14 schools which our children attend, are expenditures people do not always take into consideration,” said Zulyka.

Oosterland wishes to challenge local hair stylists in Despatch and Uitenhage to join in this fun way of assisting the non-profit organisation on a monthly basis through requesting their clientele to donate specific items which will be of benefit to the Centre.

)For more information regarding the Oosterland Youth Centre challenge to local hair stylists please contact Zulyka Scott on 041 933 1120

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