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Great Clips, AdoptAClassroom partner to support education nationwide

Donation to assist teachers in purchasing school supplies for their classrooms

Published: August 13, 2014 12:00 AM

Hudson - Great Clips of Hudson announced its effort to support local teachers and schools this back- to-school season. Through a partnership with the national nonprofit organization AdoptAClassroom.org and Great Clips headquarters, a donation will be made for each customer download of the Great Clips Online Check-In app up to up to $20,000. The back-to-school campaign will run now until Sept. 5, and funds will be dispersed to teachers registered with AdoptAClassroom.org.

Great Clips of Hudson will again collect "back to school" items during this time which will be donated to area school children and teachers - with your donation, Great Clips of Hudson will offer $2 off their regularly-priced salon services. Items of need include pens and pencils, folders, notebooks, markers and construction paper. Cash donations will also be accepted and donated directly to local schools.

"We are so thankful for Great Clips' leadership and its salon owners in Northeast Ohio and nationwide who chose to help us support teachers and get them the supplies they need for their classrooms," said Bob Thacker, executive director of AdoptAClassroom.org. "The funds raised through the Great Clips Online Check-In app downloads will help offset teachers' personal out-of-pocket expenses while providing the resources necessary for students' success."

More than 15 million children live in households with families who cannot provide all the resources needed to succeed in school. Today, teachers have to purchase nearly 75 percent of all classroom materials out of their own pockets. On average, teachers spend up to $1000 of their own money each school year--totaling more than $3 billion annually--buying materials for their classrooms. AdoptAClassroom.org strives to put an end to this growing epidemic by empowering teachers with the funds to purchase classroom supplies needed to do their job.

"Teaming up with AdoptAClassroom.org allows us to support a cause we know is close to the hearts of our salon team members and customers," said Jeff Lehman, owner of Great Clips of Hudson and spokesperson for the Great Clips franchisees of NE Ohio. "We are so happy to know the money goes directly to teachers and will benefit their students."

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