Lending their hearts and hands to help Victorian hairdressers in need; the organisers behind ‘Hearts 4 Vic’ have teamed up with Hair Aid to facilitate both financial and wellness support to those whose businesses have been affected by COVID-19.
Having raised $15,000 through Aftermath HairEd’s weekly creative sessions, Jenni Tarrant’s ‘Industry Friends with Helping Hands’ Go Fund Me page and Hearts 4 Vic’s insightful business mentoring marathons; the group is now inviting those doing it tough (both financially and mentally) to apply for assistance via a quick online form.
Of the confidential application process, Hair Aid’s Selina Tomasich shared that a proven, professional and ethical process would inform the eligibility of those hairdressers selected; “Support will be provided in the form of digital grocery vouchers or mental health support as well as referrals for those who are in domestic violence situations.”
“Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their approval three days after their official form has been submitted,” she added. All funds raised through Hearts 4 Vic’s assorted digital initiatives have been collected and administered by the industry’s registered charity Hair Aid, which means that all donations over $2 are entirely tax deductible.
While Aftermath’s dedicated COVID-19 education sessions have come to a bittersweet close, donations may still be made via Hair Aid’s online collection portal. A heartfelt thank you (and well done!) to all involved in this incredible initiative: from the Hearts 4 Vic organising committee to Aftermath Hair Ed. Founders Kobi Bokshish and Adam Ciaccia.
Comprising a group of key industry figures, the Hearts 4 Vic committee includes: Founder, Julie Mahoney of Perriot’s Perth, Jenni Tarrant of Bond Hair and Beauty (ACT), Selina Tomasich of Hair Aid, Sharon Blain, Jenny De Oliviera of Aveda, Pauline McCabe of Rock, Paper, Scissors (Freemantle) and Leanne Cutler of Siren Marketing.
Submit your donations via https://www.hairaid.org.au/donate.
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