Bellus Academy students and staff are sharing their gratitude this Thanksgiving season by donating a portion of salon proceeds to the Grossmont Hospital Foundation.
Each of Bellus Academy’s four campuses is donating 25% of salon revenues from the October 28 “day of caring and sharing” to the Grossmont Hospital Foundation. The funds raised total in excess of $1,000 and will be directed toward Grossman Hospital’s breast cancer center.
Lynelle Lynch, owner of Bellus Academy said that giving back is a core value inherent in Bellus Academy’s culture. “From affiliating with the Wellness for Cancer organization that provides caring, compassionate care to individuals living with cancer, to providing haircuts and grooming services to individuals coping with homelessness, our students and staff are continually involved in raising awareness and revenue for those in need,” said Lynch.
While Thanksgiving is associated with “gratitude and giving”, Lynch says the Bellus Academy culture is focused on cultivating a giving mindset year-round. The culture has influenced Bellus graduates to continue the legacy of giving back after embarking on careers in the industry. Earlier this fall, Bellus alumni Meghan Foley returned to Bellus Academy for a “giving back” moment supported by Shear Love Movement. After a decade of working as a hairstylist and salon owner, Foley founded the Shear Love Movement.
“While the funds raised were relatively modest, our bigger goal is to cultivate a mentality of giving back and supporting the community. Our staff and students are grateful for the services provided by Grossmont Hospital and the donation was a way to share our gratitude.”