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Hairstylist Catherine O’Donnell and staff to hold annual cuts for a cause March 23
Catherine O’Donnell, Catherine’s Hairstyling and Barbershop owner/operator, with client Kathryn Hollingsworth, March 13, 2019. Darren Taylor/SooToday

Dedicated to giving back, the Sault’s Catherine O’Donnell, Catherine’s Hairstyling and Barbershop owner/operator, along with her staff, will be holding their 12th annual Cuts for the Cause between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23.

Every year, O’Donnell and her staff choose a charity to support by setting one day aside and donating 100 per cent of money raised through haircuts to a good cause.

This year, the money will go to Algoma Residential Community Hospice (ARCH).  

“ARCH actually approached me in the past...and this year we took a vote among the staff and we basically decided it was time to support the hospice,” O’Donnell told SooToday.

“I recently took a tour of the facility. It’s beautiful. The circumstances are unfortunate under which people go there, but the place itself is beautiful.”

No appointment is necessary for the March 23 charity cuts event.

Beverages and snacks will be available for a donation.

“We’ll offer haircuts, wash and sets, hot towel shaves and facial waxing but we won’t be offering any chemical services that day, like highlighting or perms,” O’Donnell said.

“The community gives to me throughout the year so one day of the year isn’t going to hurt me to give back...I know ARCH needs $750,000 a year to run, so it’s definitely a facility that needs community support,” O’Donnell said.

O’Donnell estimated she and her staff have raised over $15,000 for various charities over the past 11 years.

“Last year we raised $2,016 for the Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society,” O’Donnell said, her goal always to exceed the previous year’s amount of money raised.  


Darren Taylor

About the Author: Darren Taylor

Darren Taylor is a news reporter and photographer in Sault Ste Marie. He regularly covers community events, political announcements and numerous board meetings. With a background in broadcast journalism, Darren has worked in the media since 1996.
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