August’s Charity of the Month:
Scanlon’s Traveling Salon
Scanlon’s Traveling Salon is run by Eileen Scanlon, a fellow New Yorker and Licensed Cosmetologist, whose mission is to cultivate a community based on kindness, respect and equality. With its catchy slogan, Where Style Comes to You, Scanlon’s Traveling Salon serves an abundance of people across Long Island.
As a licensed hair professional, Eileen has a following of paying customers, but her real passion lies with helping those who are not able to afford a haircut or hair process. Some of the communities that Eileen serves are: seniors at home, the home confined, hospice, sober houses and those who are differently abled. She always travels to her customers so they can enjoy her services in the comfort of their home or living space, and she incorporates her love of social justice and advocacy into her business practice by using only vegan products. Another unique niche that her traveling salon taps into is serving those who may have specific allergies or reactions to different products used in salons. By traveling to her clients, Eileen can ensure that they will only be surrounded by products they feel comfortable with.
If you wish to get involved with Scanlon’s Traveling Salon, you can! Eileen is in need of a hair stylist, preferably one who specializes in ethic hair, to volunteer with her on August 20th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutherean Church in Wyandanch. Upon reaching out to Eileen after reading about her salon in our paper, they agreed to have Eileen give free back-to-school haircuts to children at their church. If your non-profit is interested in bringing Scanlon’s services on board to help your clients in need as well, the opportunity is available.
Eileen is also looking for sponsors to help her fulfill her mission! Become a Scanlon Sponsor today by purchasing one of the following three sponsorship packages: Bronze Sponsor – $150/month allows your company to be promoted via weekly social media mentions, as well as receive a link on Scanlon’s website and Facebook page to your company’s website; Silver Sponsor – $199/month allows your company to receive all the benefits of a Bronze Sponsorship, plus your business cards and flyers will be distributed to all clients’ homes; Gold Sponsor – $250/month allows your company to receive all the benefits of the Bronze Sponsorship, plus your business logo will be placed on her traveling salon vehicles for additional exposure.
Please contact Eileen today at 516.477.0469 for more information about volunteerism, sponsorship opportunities and her services. Also, visit her website at www.ScanlonsTravelingSalon.com as well as her Facebook page to learn more about her organization.
“Eileen has been coming to my home for a few years, and not only is she a great stylist, but she’s become part of my family. My husband and I look forward to her fun-loving personality and genuine interest in our lives!” ~ Mary DiPietro, Massapequa
Another Organization YOU Can Become Involved With . . .
Warriors For A Cause ~ Long Island
Warriors For A Cause is a 501(c)3 organization that is run solely on volunteers. The efforts of this foundation started in 2013, with a group of like-minded individuals from all walks of life who banded together to form an ever-broadening social circle that helps support causes close to their hearts. They are proudly supporting the 2018 Tunnel to Towers 5K event on September 30th in NYC. This heartfelt walk/run will consist of participants retracing the previous steps of Stephen Siller, a brave firefighter who gave his life saving others on September 11th. If you would like to read more information about the event, or volunteer with Warriors For A Cause, please visit their website or contact Tony at WarriorsForACause@gmail.com.
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