This summer the students at the Regency Beauty Institute in Rockford have been busy raising money to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). When the campus found out manager Teresa Wennacher was nominated to participate in the annual fundraiser, they immediately rallied to help her raise money.
During the MDA fundraiser, community members are nominated to be ‘locked up.’ Then the money they raised before the event is used to ‘bail them out of jail.’ All the bail money then benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
This is the first year the Rockford campus has participated. The students had cookie and sandwich sales and paid to wear jeans to raise the ‘bail’ money for the MDA. In total, they raised $400 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association!
“This industry is about making people feel good about themselves and making a difference in someone’s life.”
“The MDA sent us a letter from a local family that has a child with (muscular dystrophy) letting us know how much the MDA has helped them out,” Teresa said. “This really helps the students to understand the importance of giving back, and it makes them feel good to see that they helped someone.”
Participating in the event also showed the students values the cosmetology industry and community outreach share.
“This industry is about making people feel good about themselves and making a difference in someone’s life,” Teresa said. “What better way than by giving back to your community?”
Thanks for the inspiration Rockford campus! Keep up the amazing work.