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Empire Celebrates ‘National Day of Beauty’ 2019

by Angela Watson

Empire Beauty Schools donated nearly $60,000 to local anti-domestic violence programs in 21 states recently.

The donations were presented during the systems annual National Day of Beauty event.
Celebrating its 14th year, Empire’s ‘National Day of Beauty’ coincides with Domestic Violence Awareness month, which is nationally recognized every October.

While this one-day event features a donation to these valuable local programs, Empire’s support for local shelters spans all year long.

Each of Empire’s more than 80 campuses has “adopted” a local women’s shelter. Along with fundraiser throughout the year to raise much-needed dollars for these programs, Empire Beauty School also provides complimentary beauty services to shelter residents as well as an Endowment opportunity for any shelter resident wishing to improve their life through beauty school education.

System-wide nearly, $60,000 was donated to more than 80 programs. The funds were raised throughout the year through the sale of $5 polish manicures and $1 Donation Cards.

“To be able to offer this kind of support to so many vital programs is special to us,” says Franklin Schoeneman, Chairman, of Empire Beauty Schools. “Through our Empire Gives Back initiative we support these programs and others through, not only the funds raised, but through awareness to the resources these programs provide. We’ve committed to this annual support for nearly 15 years, and our staff and students are amazingly supportive of our involvement.”

According to the, National Coalition against Domestic Violence (NCADV), on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.

1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.

1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.

“According to our partner organizations, the salon is one place a victim of Domestic Abuse may visit without her or his partner,” says Schoeneman. “We know clients and stylists often forge friendships and hold conversations during their services that could signal signs of abuse. Stylists are in a unique position to refer clients who confide in them to our local partner organizations for help.”

Since 2014, Empire Beauty Schools have donated more than $2 million dollars in funds and in-kind donations to shelters throughout the country.

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, the National Hotline can help. The number is 1-800-799-7233. You can find more information on the NCADV website at www.thehotline.org.

November 12, 2019

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