Blo 24-hour Cut-A-Thon raises $12K for SAFEchild
Over 24 hours, Blo stylists turned hundreds of haircuts into more than $12,000 to help SAFEchild prevent child abuse in Wake County. Blo held its fifth annual "Snip Snip Give: 24-Hour Cut-A-Thon" earlier this month, where stylists provided more than 200 haircuts. All proceeds from haircuts, retail, raffle and gratuities resulted in a donation of $12,003 to SAFEchild, a local nonprofit that seeks to eliminate child abuse in Wake County.
"We're thrilled to donate to such a great cause and help SAFEchild foster a safe place for children in Wake County," says Bryan Nunes, Blo founder. "Working in shifts over 24 hours enabled us to have fun doing what we love while making a huge impact on the community. We're grateful to all of the salon guests who participated and helped us support SAFEchild."
Blo selected SAFEchild as this year's 24-Hour Cut-A-Thon beneficiary after learning from them that almost one in three girls and one in seven boys are abused, while almost 90 percent of victims know their abuser. The donation is expected to help SAFEchild provide child abuse prevention, education, and direct support services to local children and families. In its first five years, Blo's 24-Hour Cut-A-Thon has raised more than $60,000 for area charities.
To learn more about the event, visit www.safechildnc.org.