Concord and Fairfield, CA - On Saturday, February 13, 2010, Milan Institute, a collection of career schools offering training in the cosmetology, healthcare, massage therapy and business fields, held a company-wide Valentine’s Day fundraiser for Haiti earthquake relief efforts. The proceeds from all services performed at the 14 student salons and massage spas located in California, Nevada, Idaho and Texas from Saturday totaled at $17,045; all of which will be donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF). The CBHF was established to respond to unmet needs in the country, foster economic opportunity, improve the quality of life over the long term for those affected, and assist the people of Haiti as they rebuild their lives and “build back better.”
The “Open Your Hearts to Haiti” Valentine’s Day Fundraiser was a huge success within all of the Milan Institute communities. Most student salons and massage spas received twice as many clients as a typical Saturday, the majority of which were thrilled to get a massage, haircut, manicure, etc. while supporting a worthy cause. Some clients even provided an extra donation on top of the cost of their service. For many students, this was the opportunity they had been waiting for to help support Haiti earthquake relief efforts. Students unable to donate money of their own were able to contribute their valuable time. Those not scheduled to work on Saturdays came anyway to volunteer their services, and some students even donated their tips to the CBHF. “I am so happy our school is able to help support the earthquake survivors,” said Milan Institute of Cosmetology School Director Bob Paper. “We believe in goodwill towards others, which was demonstrated by the hard work of our students and staff during the fundraiser. I couldn’t be more proud,” said Milan Institute of Cosmetology School Director Jill Wells.
Currently, the Milan Institute of Cosmetology campuses in Fairfield and Concord offer the following accredited programs: Cosmetology, Esthetician and Massage Therapy. Both day and evening class schedules are offered, and financial aid is available to those who qualify. The schools’ faculties offer academic credentials with years of training or work experience in their areas of specialization. Their administrative staff is committed to providing the individual student attention necessary to achieve success in the cosmetology field. In addition, each campus provides employment services assistance to all of their graduates to assist them with their new job search.
Both schools have facilities where students provide services to the public under instructor supervision. The Milan Institute of Cosmetology Student Massage Spa in Fairfield has value-priced services such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Therapeutic and Shiatsu massage available, while the Milan Institute of Cosmetology Student Salons in Fairfield and Concord offer beauty services like haircuts, highlights, relaxers, manicures, facials and waxing. To schedule an appointment at the Milan Institute of Cosmetology Student Salon located at 2150 John Glenn Drive in Concord, call (925) 686-8100. For the Milan Institute of Cosmetology Student Salon and Massage Spa at 934 Missouri Street in Fairfield, call (707) 425-2288.
Milan Institute has been preparing students for the workforce since 1985 and has 17 campuses located throughout the western United States. The Milan Institute of Cosmetology campuses in Fairfield and Concord are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS). For more information, contact Concord campus at (925) 686-8100, the Fairfield campus at (707) 425-2288 or go to www.MilanInstitute.edu.