OSHaRE added to Walk for Water
OSHaRE added to Walk for Water.
The event, which over the past nine years has helped to improve access to safe drinking water overseas, has added the local Owen Sound Hunger and Relief Effort to the causes it is raising money for.
"Next year will be the 10th anniversary and we will have OSHaRE on then as well," said Jeffrey Robins, owner of Aveda Mane Street Hair Salon, which puts on the event each year with Barry Kruisselbrink of Barry’s Construction.
"Barry gives money to them each year so he just wanted to help them out a little bit further."
Each year the funds raised from the event have gone to WaterAid Canada, which improves access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation.
"They are building wells for people who don’t have accessible, clean water," said Robins.
Robins said the event started locally after the salon took it on as it was Aveda’s national fundraiser.
"Each year it has just grown and gotten bigger and bigger."
Last year, the Owen Sound event raised close to $47,000, making it the top fundraising Aveda salon in Canada.
"I have a person in my chair for half an hour so I talk to them about what we are doing," said Robins.