At Ivy, this is a BIG DEAL. We are extremely passionate about finding ways to help the environment- no initiative is too big or too small in our opinion. As a proud AVEDA salon, we’ve helped raise money every year for the past 10 years since AVEDA began its clean water fundraiser.

This year, AVEDA will donate 100% of the purchase price of their signature limited edition “Light the Way” candles to the Global Greengrants Fund for clean water projects in more than 70 countries.

Additionally, we plan to do our part to contribute locally by raising funds for the Catawba Riverkeeper Organization. Their Creek Program teaches children by taking them to lakes and rivers in kayaks to help them learn and experience firsthand why protecting the waters are so important.

To support the cause, we are holding a raffle at both locations during the month of April. Tickets are $3 for 1, $5 for 3 or $10 for 8. One winner from each salon will receive a complimentary Cut and Style and an AVEDA gift bag valued over $75. So far, IVY guests have donated $1,409, and we need your help to support clean water in the Upstate, and reach our goal of $6,000. We also have set up a fundraising page for online donations. CLICK HERE if you wish to donate.

This month I’m also thrilled to shed some light on some other local companies who are doing their part to help the environment too. Check those out below and be sure to support the companies who are making sure we are leaving a smaller footprint behind long after we are gone.