Gary Manuel Salon and Gary Manuel Aveda Institute (GMAI) in Seattle hope to raise $50,000 for the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance this April. The Puget Soundkeeper Alliance works to help protect the integrity of the water of Puget Sound by ensuring compliance with the Clean Water Act of 1972. Puget Soundkeeper Alliance accomplishes this task through waterway monitoring, legal action against violators, governmental involvement and business collaboration. “This continues our longstanding tradition of giving back to our community," says Gary Howse, co-founder of Gary Manuel Salon. "It is core to who we are and what we are teaching others to be."
Gary Manuel Salon and Gary Manuel Aveda Institute hope to raise the money by offering the following events:
- Through April, clients can donate to Puget Soundkeeper Alliance at http://garymanuel.com/earthmonth/index.html and are then eligible for different prizes depending on their donation amount, including dinner with Gary Howse, co-Founder of Gary Manuel Salon, a cocktail cruise through Puget Sound on a private yacht, or free services at Gary Manuel Salon and Gary Manuel Aveda Institute.
- On Sunday, April 18th at 10:00 am, clients can participate in Aveda’s second annual Walk for Water. This four-mile walk simulates the four miles that most women in developing countries need to walk to find clean water for their families each day. The walk begins and ends at Gary Manuel Aveda Institute on Capitol Hill.
- Sunday, April 18th from 11am – 3pm clients can have their hair cut for a donation at Gary Manuel Aveda Institute. Aveda designers from the Seattle region will join GMAI students to cut as much hair as they can in four hours.