At Thirty Hair, we love ringing in the holiday season with joy, festivities, and (most importantly) grateful hearts. In between the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and family gatherings, we’d like to take a moment to pause and remember what’s truly special.
This year, we are continuing our team’s tradition of Giving Tuesday. During the holiday season, we give each member of our team a chance to educate one another on a charity that is important to them, and in turn, Thirty Hair donates $20 to each charity.
Discovering our voices during a time of giving and gratitude falls in line with Thirty Hair’s mission. Whether it’s through providing funds for clean water with Charity: Water or our partnership with Aveda due to their sustainability practices, we are committed to always finding the true spirit of giving—not just this holiday season, but in our daily lives.
If any of the charities below resonate with you, we hope that you take the time to find out more and consider giving back—whether through a donation, through your time, or through the little ways you find joy this holiday season.
Small Miracles Cat & Dog Rescue
Rebecca loves animals and finds that they make life incredibly special in all the little (and big) ways. Her chosen charity is Small Miracles Cat & Dog Rescue, a private, non-profit, no-kill shelter dedicated to providing the best possible care and finding forever homes for as many homeless cats and dogs as they are able.
Find out more: http://smallmiraclesrescue.org/
Melissa, Front Desk Coordinator
Melissa believes in the power of food to bring back memories and create new ones. This holiday season, she would like to recognize the opportunity to give kids with critical illnesses a moment of fun to forget they are fighting. Her chosen charity is Icing Smiles, a non-profit organization that provides custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by the critical illness of a child.
Find out more: https://www.icingsmiles.org/
Sarah, Owner and Manager
Sarah was adopted at four months old—prior to that, she was in foster care. She says, “I cannot imagine being a child or teenager in the foster care system with usually nothing to call your own. We take for granted all the things that being in a stable family provides, and if we can show these kids some love and stability, it will go a long way in helping others.” Sarah’s chosen charity is Comfort Cases, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing backpacks filled with comfort and personal care items for youth entering the foster care system.
Find out more: https://comfortcases.org/
As a first-generation Mexican-American, Lucy is aware of the challenges presented to her community and wishes to support organizations that make education a priority. Her chosen organization is UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization.
Find out more: https://unidosus.org/
As an animal lover, Allison wants to support our furry friends this holiday season. Her chosen charity is BARCS, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization operating Maryland’s largest animal shelter and pet adoption center.
Find out more: https://barcs.org/
The American Cancer Society
This holiday season, Ta’Lonnie remembers all her loved ones that have had battles with cancer. Her chosen charity is the American Cancer Society, in honor of Gussy White and Susan Licon. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer.
Find out more: https://www.cancer.org/
Tammy is passionate about giving back to those who have selflessly served our country. Her chosen charity is America’s VetDogs, a service dog program created to provide enhanced mobility and renewed independence to United States veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders with disabilities.
Find out more: https://www.vetdogs.org/
Folds of Honor
This holiday season, Ed would like to give back to the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. His chosen charity is Folds of Honor, a non-profit organization that helps provide the families of fallen and disabled service members with educational scholarships.
Find out more: https://foldsofhonor.org/
One Warm Coat
Emma is passionate about helping those in need and wants everyone to be warm during the winter months. Her chosen charity is One Warm Coat, a non-profit organization on a mission to provide free coats to children and adults in need while promoting volunteerism and sustainability.
Find out more: https://www.onewarmcoat.org/
Kara recognizes that crisis prevention is always a need, and asserts that everyone deserves to be safe. Her chosen charity is Grassroots, a 24/7 single access point for behavioral health, crisis and homeless services for individuals and families in Columbia, MD.
Find out more: https://grassrootscrisis.org/
Gigi’s Playhouse (Canton)
Amber’s chosen charity is Gigi’s Playhouse, a network of Down syndrome achievement centers that provide programming and support for people with Down syndrome and their families. Amber has seen the success of this organization firsthand, as her niece with Down syndrome has benefited from this amazing program. Amber’s sister is currently president of the local Gigi’s Playhouse and gives her all to run such a wonderful non-profit.
Find out more: https://gigisplayhouse.org/canton/
Wounded Warrior Project
Claire, Shampoo Assistant
Claire wishes to honor all those who have sacrificed for our country, including her uncle, who served in the military. Her chosen charity is the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization that helps veterans and active duty service members.
Find out more: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation
Erica, Front Desk Coordinator
This holiday season, Erica would like to remember her grandmother who passed away from bone marrow cancer. In her honor, Erica’s chosen charity is the Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization that addresses the needs of all bone marrow, Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT), and cord blood transplant survivors, their families, and caregivers.
Find out more: https://bonemarrow.org/
Nancy, Front Desk Coordinator
Nancy wishes to support our furry family members this holiday season. In honor of her nephew-cat, Rufus, her chosen charity is ZenByCat, a non-profit whose mission is to raise awareness and money to find a cure for Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). Her sister’s cat contracted this typically fatal disease but was able to make a full recovery with the help of this charity and support groups.
Find out more: https://www.zenbycat.org/
Melanoma Research Alliance
Adriana, Salon Assistant
This holiday season, Adriana wishes to honor a close family member who passed away from melanoma. Her chosen charity is the Melanoma Research Alliance, the largest non-profit funder of melanoma research. It is her hope that this research will help others struggling with this devastating disease.
Find out more: https://www.curemelanoma.org/