Funds Raised by the Paul Mitchell School Network ...
Participating Paul Mitchell Schools have raised over $23 million to benefit a variety of causes that our team members and students care passionately about. Our primary recipient is the nonprofit Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, which provides advanced education opportunities and support for cosmetology students, professionals, cosmetology-related enterprises, and other charitable purposes. Additionally, in 2020, the Paul Mitchell School network donated $60,000 to three organizations that empower the Black community.
To help cancer-related charities, we’ve raised over $2.3 million, donated through the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation to Fran Drescher’s Cancer Schmancer, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, City of Hope, Bright Pink, Eyes on Cancer, and the American Cancer Society, as well as $1.375 million to support memory-loss caregivers and families through Leeza Gibbons’ Leeza’s Care Connection.
In support of animal health and rescue, we’ve raised over $775,000, donated through the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation to Morris Animal Foundation, American Humane Association, and Best Friends Animal Society.
Our efforts have literally put roofs over people’s heads. To provide homes for people in need, we’ve raised $350,000, donated through the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation to Habitat for Humanity, and we’ve raised over $1 million to help the Gary Sinise Foundation support our nation’s defenders, veterans, first responders, and their families. We joined forces with the Gary Sinise Foundation in 2011, and our donations have contributed substantially to the 70+ R.I.S.E. specially adapted smart homes that have been completed or are currently underway. In fact, our total donation of $1 million since 2011 would be more than enough to build an entire R.I.S.E. specially adapted smart home.
We’ve raised $648,000, donated through the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation to the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (Cast) and other organizations working to help trafficking victims in Cambodia, India, and Honduras.
Because of our passion for helping children, we’ve raised over $1.6 million, donated through the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, over $1 million for No Limits for Deaf Children and Families, and over $1.26 million for Food 4 Africa, providing more than 34 million meals for children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Our $630,000 contribution, donated through the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, has helped Thirst Project provide safe, clean water for hundreds of thousands of people for the rest of their lives!
In addition to raising funds and awareness for national charities, many Paul Mitchell Schools include local charities in their FUNraising campaigns. Over the years, participating schools have supported local animal rescue shelters, mental health organizations, clubs for boys and girls, shelters for victims of domestic violence, and many other local causes that our school leaders and future professionals are passionate about.