Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Houston, You Need a Haircut.

If you're new to Houston and haven't found a hair dresser or a good group of fun-loving friends, then check us out at the Michael Saldana Hair Salon on Wednesday, June 17th from 4-8pm in Midtown.

The appointments are $50, which is a hell of a deal considering the salon and all the proceeds benefit Autism Speaks, the nation's largest Autism organization. (There are also make up makeover appointments if you don't want to cheat on your current hair dresser and there will be a party on the patio for a $10 donation from 6-9.)

Call 713.528.3699

If you can't make the event, but would like to make an online donation, click here.

Read below for the entire press relase:

Jayme Lamm

May 26, 2009

Charity Chicks Put on a Fun-Razor for Autism

Houston – Charity Chicks Houston partners with the Michael Saldana Salon bringing a Fun-Razor in Midtown directly benefiting Autism Speaks.

On Wednesday, June 17th, the stylists at Michael Saldana Salon located at 1319 W. Webster will donate haircuts and styles for a discounted rate of $50 with 100% of the proceeds going to Autism Speaks. “We are thrilled to support Autism Speaks through this creative and fun event. Autism has affected many of our members personally, as well as their friends and families and we are excited to raise money and awareness for the nation’s largest autism organization”, said Tam’ra Osborne Powell, Co-Founder of Charity Chicks Houston.

For those women already committed to their hairdressers, the salon is also offering $50 professional Make-up Makeovers with all proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks.

Call 713.528.3699 to make a hair or make-up appointment from 4-8pm on June 17th. Booker and Sarah from HOT 95-7’s Morning Show will be at the salon broadcasting live with today’s hottest music.

Join the supporters of Autism Speaks on the patio of the Michael Saldana Salon from 6-9pm for a $10 donation. The donation gets you free drinks, free food courtesy of Lucky’s Pub, and most importantly, the great feeling that comes along with supporting a valuable cause.

“We realize that people lead busy, hectic lives especially in Houston,” Powell said. “We wanted to give our members and friends a fun mid-week event to support this wonderful cause.”
Charity Chicks Houston is looking for support in a variety of ways. For more information, please visit www.charitychickshouston.com. If you can’t attend the event but still want to donate, there is a link on the website to make an online donation to Autism Speaks

-- About Charity Chicks Houston --
Charity Chicks Houston got the great idea from Charity Chicks Orlando (unaffiliated, but a truly inspiring group of women) and then added their own flair to the group in Houston.
The group meets throughout the year for a host of reasons and causes. Charity Chicks Houston plans at least one event per quarter to support a local charity either by volunteering or raising money - or both. The group also attends and helps with other activities throughout the year to continue to promote the plethora of charitable events in the great city of Houston.
The events and the organizations CCH chooses to support vary throughout the year based on current situations and the passion of members. The group is not affiliated with any particular non-profit organizations. The group is unpaid and there are no time or financial commitments to join or participate.

-- About Autism Speaks --
Autism Speaks is the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks funds more than $30 million each year in new autism research, in addition to supporting the Autism Treatment Network, Autism Genetic Resource Exchange, Autism Clinical Trials Network, Autism Tissue Program and a range of other scientific and medical programs. Notable awareness initiatives include the establishment of the annual United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 and an award-winning, multi-year national public service advertising campaign with the Ad Council. Autism Speaks' family services efforts include the Autism Video Glossary, a 100 Day Kit for newly-diagnosed families, a School Community Tool Kit and the distribution of community grants to local service providers. Its government relations department, through its Autism Votes initiative, has played a critical role in securing federal legislation to advance the federal government's response to autism, and has successfully advocated for insurance reform to require insurers to cover medically-necessary autism therapies. Each year, Walk Now for Autism Speaks fundraising events are held in more than 70 cities across the country, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit www.autismspeaks.org.