We’re not sure about you, but life hasn’t seemed to have slowed down much since the holidays ended a few short weeks ago.
We’ve survived a polar vortex and a government shutdown, celebrated new additions to our team and have made some incredibly exciting plans for 2019!
And as we lay out plans, set goals, and revisit our vision for Twelve27 Salon, our hearts raced when we came around to discussing our favorite part of owning a company - having the ability to give back. We opened Twelve27 for many incredible reasons, but one of the best is that with this larger platform, we have the opportunity to enact change and raise awareness for causes close to home. We love involving our team, and inspiring and educating our guests on how they can be actively involved in the community and partners for change.
We’re firm believers in you get what you give. By focusing on a single organization for an entire year, we believe we can have a greater impact than shifting from charity to charity, event to event. In 2018, we chose SisterFriend Organization, a menstrual equity non-profit based right here in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the last year we were able to raise almost $2,000 toward their non-profit and hopefully raise awareness about their crucial role in our society.
For 2019, we have chosen to partner with Pittsburgh-based HEARTH who’s mission is “To provide a range of supportive services and housing that empowers homeless families, who are survivors of domestic violence or other trauma to become independent, self-sufficient, and adequately housed; to foster low income housing opportunities to prevent homelessness and encourage safe, affordable housing.”
The vision they operate under is to give a “hand up,” not a hand out so the transitional program they have in place has lasting effects on the participants and by extension, the community.
Their program can be understand “to serve and empower families who are in need of transitional housing as a result of homelessness and domestic violence and who are committed to work toward self-sufficiency.”
What does that mean for you?!
On the first Saturday of every month, Twelve27 Salon will be donating 10% of all service totals to HEARTH. We will be hosting a party (a boozy one, duh) with a mimosa bar, margaritas, old fashioneds and fun rotating seasonal cocktails which are all given gladly to our Saturday guests with the hope of abundant donations to this amazing charity as well! You can give at any time, Venmo, cash, or on your credit card.
Keep an eye out for some fun events over the spring and summer!