Give a coat, get a cut (even a tan)
The weather might be warm now but it won’t be long before the rains and cool temperatures return — which has one local business owner is thinking ahead.
Lisa Smith, the owner of Mint Hair Lounge in Port Moody, is planning to collect good winter coats for distribution by Share Family and Community Services. Smith is offering free hair cuts and free spray tans to individuals bringing in good condition coats, which she will donate to Share.
Coats for Cuts will take place at the salon Monday, Sept. 19 beginning at 10 a.m. and Smith and her staff will be on hand as long as it takes to get as many coats as possible.
“I’m hoping for a minimum of 100 coats,” said Smith, who came up with the idea after contributing to the Share food bank on a regular basis and deciding she wanted to do more.
“Every morning I drive past the food bank on my way to work and I see people lined up. It makes me sad,” Smith said, who added that she hopes the community will come out and support the endeavour.
Mint Hair Lounge is located at 2337 Clarke St., in Port Moody. For more information, call 604-936-3661.