As we all stay at home and help to 'plank that COVID-19 curve,' hair is getting seriously out of control. None of us want to cheat on our hairdresser, right?
But COVID-19 physical distancing is leading to straggly beards, fuzzy crew cuts, stripy roots, and out of control bangs. We need to take action!
Welcome to the self-isolation salon! Hand the clippers to your kids, the scissors to your spouse. Shave that head, trim those bangs, wax those... well whatever! You get the drift. You can even paint your nails or get a massage.
Every chop, snip and buzz will help raise vital funds to open the doors on a state-of-the-art new Health Science Centre at Okanagan College.
You will receive a tax receipt from the Okanagan College Foundation for your donation by email.
Join Us & Dare a Friend:
We need you to join us! There are lots of ways to get involved:
1) Cut and fundraise
Create your own fundraising page, and ask your friends to donate towards a creative new "do." Don't forget to show off the results and dare a friend to cut their hair.
2) Just cut
Donate the equivalent of your regular haircut or treatment. Kids cut options available. When you're done, make sure to dare a friend to do the same.
Love the cause but not ready to cut your hair? You can support the training of health care professionals by donating online here.
4) Sponsor us
Contact email@example.com for details of our sponsorship opportunities.
Thank you for your support: a $5k donation
While Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton jokes that he doesn't have much hair to inspire people to donate, he still wants to thank the community for coming together in support of education for the next generation of health care heroes.
That's why he's personally donated $5,000 after the campaign raised $10,000 on May 1
Shear it on social media
Make sure to post a video or before and after photos on Facebook and Instagram and dare your friends to cut their hair too. Use the hashtag #haircutsforhealthcare and tag Okanagan College Foundation.
Our Students, Your Health
Every dollar raised will help us complete a new Health Sciences Centre, training front-line health care professionals to work in our hospitals, seniors homes, pharmacies, dental clinics, rehab, community mental health and early childhood education settings. Visit www.OurStudentsYourHealth.ca to learn more.
Ross exceeded his $1,000 goal! His new hair length is short!
A case of haircut revenge. A $400 goal will allow the dad to cut his son's hair.
When Drew's bangs got too long, his mom cut his hair and donated the price of a haircut.
Frithjof surpassed his $100 goal!
Scott's wife is a nurse so he wanted to raise funds to support the training of new nurses.
Isolation is getting to Josh, who is ready to let these two cut his hair!
Brett's seven year-old-son will be cutting his hair soon!
Eric will be shaving his head when he hits his goal!
This project is near to Jamie's heart, that's why he will be shaving his head.
The College's VP of Education says no amount of product can fix hair his
RCMP Supt. Brent Mundle is hoping he gets the haircut of his dreams...
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran will shave his head once he raises $10k!
Westbank First Nation Chief Chris Derickson will also shave his head once he raises $10k!
As a Health Support Worker, Shui wants to support
A haircut is heroic, but the real heroism happens everyday when women use flimsy disposable razors to shave their legs...
The Dean of Okanagan College's School of Business wants to reclaim the stylish haircut of his youth!
Keep supporting local salons
While salons may not be able to cut your hair in-person, many are offering virtual advice and product delivery. Please support them and be sure to stay loyal once this is over. When we get through this, we will need their talent and help more than ever!
Cut at your own risk!
As a result of COVID-19, there are many online tutorials on how to cut your hair. Make sure to do your research and go slowly. Okanagan College Foundation accepts no liability for failed cuts or injuries resulting from participation.