VIENNA, Va., April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Cuttery and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) are teaming up to raise awareness about domestic violence through the Share-A-Haircut program on Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2. For every haircut purchased at one of the Hair Cuttery's nearly 900 salons, a free haircut certificate will be donated to a victim of domestic violence through a network of state coalitions and local programs nationwide.
"Domestic violence is a very serious issue that affects people of every age, gender, and background across the country, but all too often goes unnoticed" said Dennis Ratner, CEO and founder of Hair Cuttery. "By coming together with NNEDV, we can help spread awareness, spark action, and restore hope to survivors."
Through the partnership, Hair Cuttery and NNEDV will work closely to distribute thousands of free haircut certificates to individuals affected by domestic violence, including women, children, and men.
"It is critical to stand with survivors right now – in every way that we can. We are thrilled that Hair Cuttery continues to support survivors and be a voice against violence," says Kim Gandy, NNEDV President and CEO. "Our partnership with Hair Cuttery is a uniquely empowering one. The gift of a haircut cannot be underestimated. It allows survivors to save money, which aids in their economic independence, and provides an often rare opportunity to relax and be pampered."
This year marks the 18th year of Share-A-Haircut, with the program already having donated more than 76,000 certificates to the homeless in February. Hair Cuttery has an established history of charitable giving that has supported a range of local and national causes including: St. Baldrick's Foundation, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, and Girls on the Run.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as a leading national voice for domestic violence victims and their allies. NNEDV's membership is comprised of all 56 state and territorial coalitions against domestic violence, including over 2,000 local programs. NNEDV has been advancing the movement against domestic violence for over 25 years, having led efforts among domestic violence advocates and survivors in urging Congress to pass the landmark Violence Against Women Act of 1994. To learn more about NNEDV, please visit NNEDV.org.
About Hair Cuttery
Hair Cuttery is the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, with nearly 900 company-owned locations on the East Coast, New England and the Midwest. A full-service, value-priced salon, Hair Cuttery offers a full complement of cuts and styling, coloring, waxing and texturizing services with no appointment necessary, as well as a full line of professional hair care products. Hair Cuttery is committed to delivering a delightful client experience through WOW Service including a Smile Back Guarantee. Hair Cuttery is a division of Ratner Companies, based in Vienna, VA. www.haircuttery.com
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