SOURCE: Empire Education Group

Empire Education Group

October 08, 2013 09:50 ET

Empire Beauty Schools Supports National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Through Annual Fundraising Event

Empire's 'National Day of Beauty' Raises Funds to Support Local Shelters in 21 States

POTTSVILLE, PA--(Marketwired - October 08, 2013) - Every 9 seconds in the U.S. a woman is assaulted or beaten. This staggering statistic is the reason Empire Beauty Schools is once again hosting its annual National Day of Beauty, a system-wide fundraising initiative to support the victims of domestic abuse on a local, and very much needed, level.

On Saturday, October 12th each of Empire's 110 school locations will open its doors to women, men and children of all ages for haircuts, coloring, nail services and more. 100% of the proceeds from these beauty services will benefit local domestic violence shelters in each school's community. Walk-ins are welcome. To date, Empire Gives Back and the National Day of Beauty program has raised more than $500,000 in cash and donations to support local shelters, and aid in the fight against domestic violence.

"Beyond fundraising and local shelter support, we also support the Cut It Out program, a curriculum of special training designed to teach cosmetologists how to recognize the signs of domestic abuse," says Franklin K. Schoeneman, CEO, Empire Education Group. "This is an epidemic that surprisingly often reveals itself in the chair of a stylist. Whether through a shared confidence or visible signs of abuse, hairdressers are often faced with this issue and without training, are unsure how to respond. I am proud to say that our students are equipped with the information they need to comfortably point victims to the National Domestic Violence Hotline." 

All Empire schools also support their local shelters throughout the year with additional fundraisers along with free salon services for shelter residents and their children. Empire Education Group also offers educational endowments to any shelter residents interested in attending beauty school.

As the leading cause of injury to women, domestic violence affects 1 in every 4 women in the United States.

To find an Empire Beauty School hosting the National Day of Beauty visit: 

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Empire Education Group

Empire Education Group provides quality in cosmetology education, offering students many of the finest training tools and facilities. For nearly 80 years, Empire has grown to become one of the largest providers of beauty and cosmetology education in North America. Empire's 110 accredited cosmetology schools in 21 states use exclusive Certified Learning in Cosmetology (CLiC) education curriculum; the company prepares students for successful careers in cosmetology (hair care, skin care, and nail care.)

Schools accredited under Empire Education Group include; Empire Beauty Schools and The Hair Design School. For more information and a complete listing of all Empire Education Group schools, visit:

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