Detroit's Homeless To Get Free Haircuts & More

Top Quote Loving the Least Inspires Paul Mitchell The School Volunteers and the Community to Give Back. End Quote
  • Detroit, MI (1888PressRelease) July 28, 2015 - On Friday, July 31, 2015, from 10am - 2pm, over 40 representatives from Paul Mitchell The School (PMTS), Loving the Least (LTL) and generous volunteers will join Cass Community Social Services (Cass) for the inaugural PMTS4Change event in Detroit.

    PMTS4Change invites Detroit's homeless citizens to Cass' Activity Center (3745 Cass Ave., Detroit) for a FREE shampoo and haircut. Attendees will be given "Street Survival Kits" with toiletries, sunscreen, socks, essential personal items and LTL founder Dustin Berlin's personal favorite - a pack of mints.

    "I believe everyone deserves to be loved and cared for. I've cut hair for people that can't afford it everywhere I've traveled. Each time the act of loving others has created an amazing experience for the both of us" says Berlin. "The survival kits are funded out of my own pocket and from other hairstylists and generous donors who believe in the cause."

    The metro Detroit community has embraced the opportunity to make the day one to remember, providing food, entertainment and mini health screenings:
    Detroit born, singer/songwriter Sean Z will perform some of his favorite songs,
    Pies from the Olive Garden
    Pasta from Joe Kool's Bar & Grill
    Sub-sandwich from Markie's Pizza and,
    Hot dogs with Better Made chips from Annabel Cohen Cooks Detroit's mobile hot dog cart.
    Volunteers from the HUDA clinic in Detroit will offer free medical screenings.

    "This is a wonderful gift for our homeless population," said Cass Executive Director Faith Fowler. "It's so much more than just shampoos and haircuts by professional stylists - these volunteers are giving people dignity and the recognition that they are devoid of on a day-to-day basis. We're excited and thankful."

    Paul Mitchell Schools were established over 30 years ago and their network spans nearly 100,000 salons in 81 countries worldwide. Over the past decade their annual "FUNraising" campaign has raised over $11.2 million to support their philanthropic efforts.

    Loving the Least is an organization founded in southern California by social activist and hairstylist Dustin Berlin. Formerly homeless, Dustin established LTL as an outreach program to provide free haircuts to homeless people, assist with fundamental needs and increase awareness about the personal struggles of homelessness within the general public.

    About Cass Community Social Services
    Cass Community Social Services is dedicated to making a profound difference in the lives of the diverse populations it serves by providing for basic needs, providing affordable housing, promoting self-reliance and encouraging community involvement. The agency works in four main areas: food, housing, medical assistance and jobs. Cass utilizes 6,000 volunteers annually. To learn more about Cass Community Social Services, please visit www.casscommunity.org.

    For Media Only: For more information or to arrange an interview contact C&B Scene: 248-336-8360.

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