May 2008

Beau Monde College Helps Children

Two efforts, one recent and the other upcoming, by Beau Monde College has and will help kids. One aided children with hair loss due to medical problems; the second will help find those who are missing.

The first event took place in April. Students of the University of Portland, in Oregon, went to the Mehling Hall Ballroom to get their hair cut for Locks of Love. Residents of Mehling Hall have an annual opportunity to support the organization by donating their hair, which is cut in a fun setting and for a good cause. Over fifty University of Portland students decided to donate their hair. Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces for financially disadvantaged children suffering from medical hair loss, whether caused by alopecia, cancer or anything else.

The student organizers at the University of Portland collaborated with students and staff from the Beau Monde College of Hair Design to make this event a great success. Five students from Beau Monde volunteered their time and talent to cut hair for this event.

The second event Beau Monde College is involved with will take place on May 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 1221 SW 12th Ave. Portland, Oregon. They, in conjunction with Pivot Point International, will be hosting Cut-A-Thon to Benefit Missing Children. The event will raise money for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

In observance of National Missing Children’s Day on May 25, Beau Monde will join with other cosmetology schools nationwide to raise money for the Center. Each hair cut will cost five dollars and the total income for the day will be donated to the center.

“Our school is participating in this national cut-a-thon because we believe volunteerism and community service are important to the success and growth of our students and the well-being of our community,” exclaimed Mrs. Peterson, Owner of Beau Monde.

For more information on the cut-a-thon, call 503-226-7355.