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Last updated: September 14, 2017

Hairdressers Raise Funds for ‘Help A Hero’ Program

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Sport Clips hairdressers, partners and clients have already made a positive difference in the lives of more than 130 veterans through the “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program, which helps service members and veterans in the next chapter of their lives.


When Sport Clips clients get their hair cut at one of the more than 1,200 Sport Clips across the country, they can “help a hero” at the same time by donating to the Help A Hero program now through November 11, Veterans Day. Over the next four weeks, Sport Clips’ locations nationwide will have a collective goal of raising $600,000 for their annual fundraising program that provides scholarship money to veterans. Since 2007, the company has partnered with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to support service members, and last year created the Help A Hero Scholarship program. Each scholarship provides up to $5,000 of assistance to those who are pursuing an education at post-secondary institutions, including trade schools.


“Thousands of U.S. service members returning home from the front lines still face an unstable economy,” says VFW Commander-in-Chief John Stroud. “Together with Sport Clips, the VFW remains committed to providing our service members and veterans with the tools they need to reach their educational goals and successfully transition back into civilian life.”


Donations to Help A Hero will be collected in-store and at local fundraising events through November 11. In addition, Sport Clips will hold “The Biggest Haircut Day of the Year” on Veterans Day, when each store will donate a dollar from every haircut service to the VFW-administered scholarship program.


“We’re hoping to award even more scholarships in the year ahead, and anyone can help,” says Sport Clips Founder and CEO Gordon Logan, a U.S. Air Force veteran and lifetime member of the VFW. “It’s as easy as getting a haircut.”


Veteran recipient James Robak says of his Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship, “It will help out immensely since my GI Bill has been exhausted, and I still have a year left in my dietetics program. As a father of four; a wife that works full-time; and me being a full-time student; this couldn’t have been a bigger blessing. It will really help take the edge off of the financial burden that a higher education carries, along with the benefits for a brighter future.”


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