MY SALON Suite set a company fundraising record in September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, raising more than $120,000 through the company’s Suite Relief Fund™ for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as well as company employees.
The salon suite franchise set an initial goal of raising $35,000 but surpassed that amount through the generous donations from clients, members, franchise partners, vendors and the Suite Management Franchising team. Because of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
“It’s truly gratifying to see our team exceed our fundraising goals each year,” says Ken McAllister, the co-founder and CEO of MY SALON Suite. “The amount of money that we raised in just one month for St. Jude, an organization that has saved so many lives, is more than what we raised in each of the three previous years. It’s the desire of our community to go beyond our walls to make the world a little brighter, and we plan to keep expanding our efforts and making a difference.”
Suite Management Franchising, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza, started its partnership with St. Jude in 2018 when it launched the Suite Relief Fund™. Since the inception of the partnership, the Suite Relief Fund has contributed $250,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Continued support helps fuel the St. Jude $11.5 billion, six-year strategic plan, which includes tripling its global investment to impact the more than 400,000 kids with cancer around the world each year.
Additionally, in August, The Suite Relief Fund distributed $52,500 to MY SALON Suite members in New Orleans who were impacted by Hurricane Ida through a partnership with the PBA’s Disaster Relief Fund.
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