Cut-A-Thon helps raise money for 360°Kids

 

 

 

 

 

A simple haircut goes a long way, especially when it’s for charity.

The third annual Cut-A-Thon took place at the Stouffville Nissan dealership in support of 360°Kids.

360°Kids delivers programs and support services to at-risk youth in York Region and serves over 3,000 youth, each year from every municipality in York.

Local hairdressers cut hair for a minimum $20 donation. And for those who did not want a new hairstyle, there were other opportunities to give through auctions and a bake sale.

Lisa Ronco, a hairdresser from Salon L, started the event three years earlier from a friendly requirement from friends.

“The idea came from a good friend of mine. We started doing Hockey Helps the Homeless and it was to raise money for homeless youth in York Region. They told me if I wanted to be on the team I’d have to do a Cut-A-Thon”, Ronco explained.

Darren Doner, Stouffville Nissan general manager, donated the dealership space to turn the showroom into a salon.

“Any time you can support local charities, it speaks for itself. It continues to grow each year and gets better every time”, said Doner. “We want to see people enjoy themselves and see it grow each year as it becomes more successful.”

In the past, the Cut-A-Thon has raised just over $1500 and is hoping to exceed that with a goal of $2500.

For more information on 360Kids and how you can help please visit www.360°kids.ca.

Photo captions:

Main photo L-R Laurie McLellan, Anita (hairdresser), Lisa Ronco, Sarah Chewins (hairdresser), Lily, Lena and Rose.

Small top left photo: Elvis Stojko, Lisa Ronco, and Darren Doner (Manager of Stouffville Nissan)

Small top right photo: Lisa Ronco cuts Joseph’s hair while he munches on some popcorn.

 

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