Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – When Chandra Carvey, owner / stylist at The Hair Hut Spa and Salon in Fulton, kicked off her latest Weight Loss Challenge she realized it would be an opportunity to not only help those in taking part in the challenge, but also spread some holiday cheer and help children in need in her community.
Carvey, who hosts several Weight Loss Challenges at the Hair Hut Spa and Salon for her friends and clients throughout the year, decided that her Weight Loss Challenge that begins in January would also serve as a toy drive for Catholic Charities of Oswego County.
“We are asking those who would like to participate in our Weight Loss Challenge to please donate an unwrapped toy. We have placed collection boxes under the Christmas tree in our salon where they can leave their donations. We also welcome toy donations from friends and clients who may not wish to participate in the challenge but still help to make Christmas more enjoyable for children in need in our community,” said Carvey.
In addition to the donations, Carvey and her staff purchased a number of toys that they are donating in memory of Brenda Karpinko, a friend and client who passed away earlier this year. “We were happy to be able to honor Brenda this way and are thankful that Charles Baldwin of Big Lots graciously offered us a discount on the toys that we purchased,” said Carvey.
Located at 214 W. First St., The Hair Hut Salon and Spa offers a full range of spa services including nails, body waxing, pedicures, manicures, and more. For more information on the toy drive or the Weight Loss Challenge, contact them at 315-598-8888.
All toys collected during the drive will be donated to Catholic Charities of Oswego County who will distribute the toys through their Adopt A Family program. Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation. Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego and private donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.