Summit Salon Academy just launched Shareology. A pop-up fundraising market offering donated clothing available for sale for $1/piece. Shareology is open once a month at each Jump Party and all proceeds are donated to the current charity or non-profit organization that is being supported for that month.
So how did Shareology get started?
Summit Salon Academy owner, Joanne Powers, has been a part of the professional beauty industry for over 30 years. As an Academy owner she has witnessed the incredible power of transformation that the beauty industry has to offer. She keeps “thank-you” cards sent to her from students who were in challenging times when they began at the Academy and who graduated with a new outlook and the BELIEF that they could accomplish their dreams.
Knowing that some students have financial constraints while going to school, Joanne wanted to find a creative way to help. With the enthusiasm of student council, Shareology was open for business.
Student council member, Rae Stanton, explains. “In the full time cosmetology program, we are together close to 40 hours a week. The reality is that you never know what someone else is going through and most people can feel too embarrassed to admit that they need help. With Shareology, students of ANY circumstance have the opportunity to purchase current and fashionable clothing at an incredible price. So they can show up to school confident and ready to reach their goals.”