Empire Gives Back

EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOLS RAISE OVER $50,000 IN ONE DAY TO SUPPORT

LOCAL NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

Annual ‘National Day of Beauty’ event raised funds to support local shelters in 22 states.

When it comes to supporting victims of domestic violence, Empire Beauty Schools puts its money where its mouth is. In one day, students and faculty raised over $50,000 for over 100 local women’s shelters across the country with Empire’s annual National Day of Beauty event.

On October 6, 2012, each of Empire’s 109 school locations opened its doors to women, men and children of all ages for haircuts, coloring, nail services and more. 100% of the proceeds from the beauty services that took place on this day will benefit local domestic violence shelters in each school’s community.

Consider this: In the U.S., every nine seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten. Domestic violence affects one in every four women. Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender and affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. Three victims on average are murdered every day by an abusive partner.

These sad, stop-you-in-your-tracks statistics are the impetus behind Empire Beauty Schools’ dedicated efforts in support of this cause. But the good news is that amazing work is being done to provide real help to victims by shelters around the country. These local lifelines, which are vastly underfunded across the board, are the first line of defense for women and children in their communities and are doing crucial work every day. Every Empire Beauty School in the country supports a local shelter and is committed to being a part of the solution.

“I could not be prouder of the work our staff and students have done to make this event such a success,” says Franklin K. Schoeneman, CEO, Empire Education Group. “Knowing that we are continuing to do our part to support these vital organizations in our local communities is one of the most fulfilling aspects of my job and I know that all of our students share in this pride.”

In addition to fundraising, Empire Beauty School also supports the Cut It Out program, a curriculum designed to teach cosmetologists how to recognize the signs of domestic abuse. Whether through a shared confidence or visible signs of abuse, hairdressers are often faced with this issue and without training, are unsure how to respond. Empire Beauty School trains students on how to comfortably point victims to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

All Empire schools also support their local shelters throughout the year with additional fundraisers and free salon services for shelter residents and their children. Empire Education Group also offers educational endowments to any shelter residents interested in attending beauty school.

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2012 National Day of Beauty set for Saturday, October 6

Empire’s ‘National Day of Beauty’ raises funds to support local shelters in 22 states.

Every 9 seconds in the U.S. a woman is assaulted or beaten. This staggering statistic is the reason Empire Beauty Schools is once again hosting its annual National Day of Beauty, a system-wide fundraising initiative to support the victims of domestic abuse on a local, and very much needed, level.

On Saturday, October 6th each of Empire’s 109 school locations will open its doors to women, men and children of all ages for haircuts, coloring, nail services and more. 100% of the proceeds from these beauty services will benefit local domestic violence shelters in each school’s community. Walk-ins are welcome. To date, Empire Gives Back and the National Day of Beauty program has raised more than $500,000 in cash and donations to support local shelters, and aid in the fight against domestic violence.

“Beyond fundraising and local shelter support, we also support the Cut It Out program, a curriculum of special training designed to teach cosmetologists how to recognize the signs of domestic abuse,” says Franklin K. Schoeneman, CEO, Empire Education Group. “This is an epidemic that surprisingly often reveals itself in the chair of a stylist. Whether through a shared confidence or visible signs of abuse, hairdressers are often faced with this issue and without training, are unsure how to respond. I am proud to say that our students are equipped with the information they need to comfortably point victims to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.”

All Empire schools also support their local shelters throughout the year with additional fundraisers along with free salon services for shelter residents and their children. Empire Education Group also offers educational endowments to any shelter residents interested in attending beauty school.

As the leading cause of injury to women, domestic violence affects 1 in every 4 women in the United States.

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Empire Beauty Schools Raise $75,000 for Local Shelters

Annual fundraiser offers support to women’s shelters during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 21, 2011- Students at nearly 100 Empire beauty schools across the country took part in the company’s annual ‘National Day of Beauty’ on Saturday, October15, 2011. The one day event, donates all proceeds from services done at Empire’s student salons to local women’s shelters. This years’ event raised nearly $40,000 system wide in just one day.

Since August, students have raised more than $75,000 in cash donations.

This is 4th year Empire has raised money on a national level for its Empire Gives Back program, a charitable campaign aimed at raising awareness of, and funds to combat Domestic Violence.

Each of Empire’s 103 schools has adopted a local women’s shelter in their community where the funds will be donated.

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From left: Empire student in Moosic, PA shows her support with the Empire Gives Back T-Shirt. Empire Beauty School in Boston, MA celebrates National Day of Beauty, Empire Beauty School student in Midlothian, VA offer face painting to a young guest.

The schools also support their local shelters throughout the year with additional fundraisers and educational endowments for residents.

“I am so proud of the commitment our students and staff have shown to their local shelters.” says Empire Chairman and CEO Frank Schoeneman. “It’s a growing relationship between the school and the shelter that culminates with our students helping to improve the lives of thousands of women and children as they rebuild their lives.”

Empire supports the CUT IT OUT program, a nationwide training initiative designed to inform salon professionals about the prevalence of domestic abuse. Empire provides the training to all of its students before graduation.

For more information on the Empire Gives Back Program visit: www.empiregivesback.com

For more information on Empire Education Group, visit www.empire.edu

Empire Education Group provides quality in cosmetology education, offering students many of the finest training tools and facilities.  For 80 years, Empire has grown to become one of the largest providers of beauty and cosmetology education in North America.  Empire’s 103 accredited cosmetology schools in 23 states use exclusive Certified Learning in Cosmetology (CLiC) education curriculum; the company prepares students for successful careers in cosmetology (hair care, skin care, and nail care.)

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EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOLS SUPPORTS NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH WITH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT OCTOBER 15

Enjoy a haircut or manicure to support a local shelter and women/children in need.

One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. That staggering statistic is the reason why Empire Beauty Schools will host its annual National Day of Beauty, a system-wide fundraising initiative to support the victims of domestic abuse on a local, and very much needed, level.

On Saturday, October 15, each of Empire’s 102 school locations in 21 states will open its doors to women, men and children of all ages for haircuts, coloring, nail services and more. 100% of the proceeds from these beauty services will benefit local domestic violence shelters in each school’s community. Empire students are selling $5 service cards to customers to be redeemed the day of the event, which means that clients will receive services at a fraction of the already discounted student salon prices. Walk-ins are also welcome. To date, Empire Gives Back and the National Day of Beauty program have raised more than $250,000 to support local shelters, and aid in the fight against domestic violence.

“Beyond fundraising and local shelter support, we have incorporated an educational platform into the Empire curriculum to train our students on how to recognize the signs of domestic abuse,” says Franklin K. Schoeneman, chairman and CEO, Empire Education Group. “This is an epidemic that surprisingly often reveals itself in the chair of a stylist—either through a shared confidence or visible signs of abuse. With training, hairdressers can respond professionally and refer as needed. I am proud to say that our students are equipped with the information they need to comfortably point victims to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.”

The schools also support their local shelters throughout the year with additional fundraisers, free salon services and educational endowments for residents.

To find an Empire Beauty School hosting the National Day of Beauty, visit http://www.empire.edu/locator.html

For more information on the Empire Gives Back program, visit www.empiregivesback.com

Empire Education Group

Empire Education Group provides quality in cosmetology education, offering students many of the finest training tools and facilities.  For more than 75 years, Empire has grown to become one of the largest providers of beauty and cosmetology education in North America.  Empire’s 102 accredited cosmetology schools in 21 states use the exclusive Certified Learning in Cosmetology (CLiC) education curriculum; the company prepares students for successful careers in cosmetology (hair care, skin care, and nail care).

Schools accredited under Empire Education Group include Empire Beauty Schools, Concorde School of Hair Design, European Academy of Cosmetology,  The Hair Design School, Natural Motion Institute of Hair Design, Northern Westchester School of Hairdressing and Cosmetology, and The International Academy.  For more information and a complete listing of all Empire Education Group schools, visit www.empire.edu

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Fundraising is Underway at All Empire Education Group Schools!

 

With Domestic Violence Awareness Month right around the corner, Empire schools are busy raising as much money as possible to support local anti-domestic violence programs.

Already schools are doing a tremendous job gathering much needed donations for local women’s shelters in their areas.  Each of Empire’s 103 beauty schools has adopted a local shelter to support through fundraising, in-kind donations and free beauty services.

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Empire Beauty School in Morrow, Georgia shows off its first day of $1 circle sales!

Empire schools compete to see which campus can raise the most money.  This year, the annual Empire Gives Back campaign kicked off August 1, 2011.  Schools have until December 31st to raise as much as possible in cash donations, in-kind donations and free services to shelter residents and their children.

Schools raising at least $50 per student receive three seats to Empire’s Future Professionals Expo, the largest cosmetology school trade show and competition in the United States.

 

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Get the Empire Gives Back T-shirt and support an anti-domestic violence program in your area!

 

New this year, Empire Education Group is hoping a sea of purple will raise thousands of dollars to fight domestic violence.  The brand new Empire Gives Back T-shirt is on sale now at www.shop.empire.edu.

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All proceeds from the sale of the shirts will go toward Empire Gives Back.    Empire students can wear the shirt (in states that allow for dress down days) on our National Day of Beauty, October 15th, as well as 4 other dress down days, chosen by the school’s Executive Director.

Orders will be taken until October 21st.  Students who wish to wear their shirts for National day of Beauty need to order by September 23rd.

Purchase an Empire Gives Back T-shirt today, and help our schools support local women’s shelters in our communities!

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Empire Education Group sets date for 2011 National Day of Beauty

Empire will hold its annual National Day of Beauty on Saturday, October 15, 2011. On that day, all 102 Empire Education Group schools, which include Empire Beauty Schools and The Hair Design Schools, will donate 100 percent of all revenue from their student salons to Empire Gives Back.

The money raised by each school will stay in their community through donations to local women’s shelters.  Last year, nearly $50,000 was raised system wide during the one-day National Day of Beauty event.

Empire Gives Back is a multi-platform initiative supporting anti-violence programs across the country.  In addition to the National Day Beauty, students at each school are kicking off a 5 month long fundraising push,  collecting cash and in-kind donations for their shelters.  To date, more than half a million dollars in donations has been distributed to shelters in 21 states.

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Empire Students Collect More Than $450,000 in 5 Months!

Empire’s annual Empire Gives Back fundraising competition brought in $457,336.09 in donations, supplies and free services for shelters across the country!

During the 5 month competition, which began in August, schools competed to see which could raise the most per student. Schools with $50 per student will receive 3 free seats to Future Professional Expo, while those raising $100 per student will receive 10 seats.

Each school will present their donation to their adopted shelter at their 2011 Celebrating Mom Open House.

Along with the cash donations, items like clothing, toys and food collected by students will go a long way in helping thousands of women living in shelters within our communities.

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(students in Portage, MI pose with their donations of food and clothing items)

Each school is encouraged to keep their shelters in mind throughout the year, offering free beauty services to residents and collected much needed donations.

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Empire Students Raise $147,000 Through Fundraising Campaign

Since August, students have raised $147,918 in cash donations, donated items, and free beauty services provided to shelter residents and their children as part of the Empire Gives Back campaign.

This is 3rd year Empire has raised money on a national level for its Empire Gives Back program, a charitable campaign aimed at raising awareness of, and funds to combat Domestic Violence.

Each of Empire’s 100 schools has adopted a local women’s shelter in their community where the funds will be donated.

The schools also support their local shelters throughout the year with additional fundraisers and educational endowments for residents.

Also in support of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Empire is joining forces with Judge Jeanine Pirro of the “Judge Pirro” show, who is on the National Domestic Violence Hotline’s celebrity advisory board. Pirro, along with Empire’s Chairman and CEO, Franklin K. Schoeneman appear in a Public Service Announcement supporting the hotline.

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‘National Day of Beauty’ Raises $47,000 in One Day for Local Shelters

Nearly 100 of Empire’s beauty schools donated 100% of their profits Saturday, October 9, 2010 to local domestic violence shelters.  The one-day ‘National Day of Beauty’ event raised $47,212 for shelters across the country dedicated to helping victims of Domestic Violence.

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Empire’s Harrisburg,PA campus           Empire’s Brooklyn, NY campus          Empire Hair School Lauderhill    Empire’s Lauderhill, FL campus

Students opened their doors to women, men and children of all ages for haircuts, coloring, nail services and more.  Many schools also ran bake sales, raffles and other fundraisers.

This is the 3rd year Empire’s National Day of Beauty has raised money to combat Domestic Violence.  Empire has also incorporated an educational platform into the curriculum to train students how to recognize the signs of domestic abuse.

2009’s National Day of Beauty raised $34,715.

The fundraiser is just one part of the Empire Gives Back program.  Students at each school have been fundraising since August, raising cash donations for their shelters.  To date, more than $103,000 has been collected.  The fundraising push continues until the end of the year.

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Empire Teams up with Judge Jeanine Pirro to fight Domestic Violence

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Empire has joined forces with Judge Jeanine Pirro, of the Judge Pirro Show, to promote Empire’s National Day of Beauty.

Frank_and_Judge_PirroJudge Pirro sits on the National Domestic Violence Hotline’s celebrity advisory board. She is helping Empire promote the National Day of Beauty to a nationwide audience.

Along with doing more than 20 interviews with television and radio stations around the country about Empire’s National Day of Beauty, Pirro is appearing with Empire Chairman and CEO, Frank Schoeneman in a new Public Service Announcement that will air throughout the country promoting the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The PSA is designed to further educate the public about this issue.

 

The NDVH is the nation’s non-profit organization that provides intervention, information and help to victims of domestic violence, families and friends. Over the last 15 years, the hotline has received more than two million calls from abused women and families in crisis.

Pirro_SMT_shootJudge Pirro, a well-known former Judge and District Attorney in NY and star of her own Emmy nominated court show “Judge Pirro” has been an advocate in the fight against Domestic Violence for nearly 30 years.

Empire’s National Day of Beauty, set for Saturday, October 9th, 2010 is a one-day, nationwide fundraiser, where all proceeds from Empire’s student salons will be donated to local shelters.

To date, more than $250,000 has been raised to support local shelters and aid in the fight against domestic violence.

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Empire Gives Back During 100th School Celebration

Empire Education Group was proud to present a check for $5,000 to The Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County.  The shelter for women and children rebuilding their lives after escaping abuse, received the donation during the Grand Opening celebration of Empire’s 100th School location in Springfield, PA.Empire Education Group Gives Back 

Former US Attorney, and Pennsylvania congressional candidate Pat Meehan was on hand to congratulate Empire on the success of its Empire Gives Back program.

 

Meehan commended the effort for continuing to grow and provide much needed funds for shelters across the country.

MeehanEmpire Chairman and CEO Frank Schoeneman spoke to the crowd of nearly 500 students, staff and special guests about the prevalence of Domestic Violence and how beauty professionals are in a unique position to recognize signs of abuse and offer help.

 

“You have the power to save lives.” said Schoeneman. “All you have to do is hand your client a card, and let them know there is safe place they can go for help.”

To date, Empire Gives Back has raised more than $200,000 for shelters in 21 states. 

Frank, CEO, Helps Talk About Domestic AbuseKatie Kenyon, Outreach and Education Manager for The Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County said the money will go a long way. “We served close to 4 thousand victims of domestic abuse last year alone in Delaware County.  Not only do we provide shelter, we also provide counseling and legal services to those attempting to rebuild their lives.    You partnership will help each and every one of our clients as they work toward a brighter future.”

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National Day of Beauty set for October 9, 2010

Once again, Empire Beauty School students, faculty and staff across the nation are dedicating a day of beauty services to support those affected by domestic violence.

This year’s National Day of Beauty will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010.

100 percent of the proceeds from our student salon on that day will go to an area women’s shelter of the school’s choice.

The National Day of Beauty coincides with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed annually every October.

To date Empire has raised more than a half million dollars through National Day of Beauty to assist those in need.

Stop in to an Empire Beauty School near you on October 9, 2010, purchase any salon service and your money will go directly to a local shelter in your area. Help Empire improve lives and bring awareness to this very important issue.

Empire Education Group, the nation’s leading chain of cosmetology schools, is launching a multi-platformed campaign “Empire Gives Back” to support CUT IT OUT, a program that teaches salon professionals to recognize signs of domestic abuse and safely refer those clients to people and resources that can help them.

Empire has worked with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Office on Violence Against Women to launch a comprehensive platform, which includes enhanced student training, public awareness and education efforts, fundraising, victim support and public service announcements.

 

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Empire Gives Back Featured During 100 Days of Empire Open House Events

100 Days of Empire Empire Education Group has launched a cross country tour, 100 Days of Empire, stopping at every one of its beauty schools along the way and hosting Open House events as the cosmetology schools countdown to the opening of new beauty schools and the grand 100th beauty school opening.

 

During these open house events celebrating Empire Education Group and its schools, each individual school will present their local domestic abuse shelter with funds the staff and students raised during National Day of Beauty as part of the Empire Gives Back program. To date, Empire Education Group schools have raised more than $200,000 through fundraising and the company’s one day of beauty services event; National Day of Beauty.

 

The money will allow each of the nearly 100 shelters to provide more assistance, general necessities and more support for the residents of the shelter. Many of the residents of these shelters are women and children who have left their homes and their personal possessions and belongings, arriving at these shelters with only the clothing on their backs.

Follow along the tour at www.Empire100.com. The students and staff of the schools are also offering free  beauty services to welcomed guests, hosting beauty, hair and fashion shows, and providing tours of the schools for those interested in pursuing a career in cosmetology.