March 2, 2015
This March, Great Clips salons in Williamson and Maury Counties will join forces with Habitat for Humanity to help hard-working, local families achieve the American Dream of homeownership through the Hammers for Habitat promotion. Instead of wielding a real hammer on the build site, community members can show their Habitat support by purchasing and autographing a paper hammer to hang on their local salon window.
Twelve Great Clips salons are partnering with Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury (HFHWM) on the Hammers for Habitat promotion, which is now in its second year. The promotion allows customers to make a donation of two dollars or more and in return, receive a three dollar discount on a future haircut at Great Clips.
Debra Imes, Great Clips general manager, says her stylist teams are excited to roll out the promotion to the salon’s patrons. “This is a great way to get our customers involved with the community,” she notes. “Not only do they get to participate, they benefit too!”
HFHWM Development Director Kim Randell echoes Imes. “It takes a community to build a Habitat home, and this Hammers for Habitat promotion is an easy, affordable way for everyone to lend a hand.” She continues, “We want to thank Great Clips management, and the individual stylists for their support of this program. Together, we can meet the goal of 10,000 Hammers, which will amount to $20,000 for materials to help pay for our 2015 homes.”
Habitat for Humanity Williamson County merged last summer with neighboring Maury County Habitat, forming Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury. Since 1988, the two affiliates have built 192 homes for families in the two counties. After completion, homes are sold to partner families at cost and with a zero-interest mortgage. In addition to a down payment, monthly mortgage payments, and mandatory homebuyer education classes, partner families invest hundreds of hours of their own labor—sweat equity—into building their Habitat home and the homes of others. Families are selected based on need, willingness to partner, and ability to pay a mortgage.