Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology students will assist in the third annual Cut-A-Thon to benefit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
The event will kickoff May 23 at 9 a.m. and continue to 8 p.m. at Johnstown and DuBois locations.
“Our students are volunteering their time,” supervisor Rose Charney said. “So we’ll be doing all kinds of services, not just haircuts.”
Other services include haircuts, perms, manicures and pedicures. There will also be a variety of activities for children including face painting.
Charney said that all of the money raised will go to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in light of National Missing Children’s Day, which occurs each year on May 25. Each hair cut will cost $5.50 to benefit the organization.
“We were hoping to raise $4, 000,” she said. “Last year we came pretty close.”
Approximately 70 students will be volunteering their time and energy between the Johnstown and DuBois locations.
“What we like to do is teach them how important it is to give back to the community,” Charney said.
All of the participants will be wearing green shirts to support the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Charney said many of the students have children of their own.
“We got involved through Pivot Point,” she said. “All of the members schools got involved that way too.”
Charney said the event is important because it brings everyone together as a team and allows them to all stand for a common cause while having fun.
“What it does is just really unites us all,” she said.