PBA - NCA Announce MARCH as DINING FOR CHANGE Month

Beauty Professionals Sharing and Caring Locally to Make a Difference

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and National Cosmetology Association (NCA) are pleased to once again promote Dining For Change, the very successful charitable outreach program for the beauty industry. Dining For Change invites beauty professionals to network, share, enjoy each other's company over a meal and raise money for 3 worthy causes. This grassroots philanthropy effort makes fundraising easy on a local level and allows participants to make a difference for those impacted by cancer, domestic violence and natural disasters.  Held twice yearly, March 2010 will be the first month designated to promote these events.
 
Wouldn't it be rewarding to...
 
•         Host a get together with your fellow PBA - NCA members, co-workers, business associates and/or clients?
•         Encourage others to host their own get togethers as part of a national network of professionals?
•         Support the good work of Look Good...Feel Better assisting cancer patients, Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund's CUT IT OUT program and the PBA - NCA Disaster Relief Fund?
 
With Dining For Change, participants come together to connect, network, and share a meal.  As a host, you decide on the kind of event (formal / informal dinner, creative appetizers, wine & cheese tasting or a pizza party, for example), number of invited guests, location and suggested charitable donation by each guest.  Gatherings can vary from ultra casual to sophisticated chic - it's up to you!  Each guest makes a voluntary donation which is then combined with the donations of others across the country to elevate the collective giving of all. One hundred percent of the Dining For Change contributions will go to support the work of Look Good...Feel Better, CUT IT OUT, and the PBA - NCA Disaster Relief Fund. In 2009 over $100,000 was raised from beauty professionals and their colleagues.
 
"PBA - NCA's Dining For Change is a grassroots fundraising initiative based on a new and growing model of localized charitable work called 'giving circles' - groups of individuals networked with other small groups to make a difference," explains NCA Leadership Council President Mark Goodman.  "Our members told us they wanted more opportunities to connect locally, and PBA - NCA's Dining For Change created that venue."
 
Getting involved with Dining For Change is easy!  The NCA's website takes you through every step of the process, with downloadable documents including:
 
•             Registration Form
•             Sample Invitation
•             Sample Press Release
•             Host Checklist
•             Informational Flyer
•             Donation Instructions
•             Donation form for event attendees
 
Be the change that you want to see in our world.  Please join PBA - NCA and become a Dining For Change host.  To get started and to learn more about the selected charities, visit www.ncacares.org/diningforchange.                                    

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