Community Involvement

Community Involvement

In a normal year, Bella would donate roughly $10000 worth of services to different charities, high schools, after-prom parties, etc. However, recently we found that by hosting, creating, or partnering with other companies on events, Bella can turn a ‘$1 donation’ into a ‘$5 event’. Through hosting an event we can get others (clients/staff/family/friends) to donate their money as well. And in the end, we collectively raise more money and create more opportunities than what our ‘straight dollar donation’ could have ever done. Collectively, since 2012, Bella owners & employees have raised over $90,000 for several charities. The majority of that was donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

We do this through several different events that the salon sponsors and/or participates in throughout the year. Some of the events we came up with ourselves because we saw an opportunity for philanthropy. Other events have been occurring for years and Bella has been fortunate enough to join in. Some of these events include:

  • Moes for Joe
    • Bella has partnered with Mini of Des Moines, SpeckUSA, and Hubbell Realty – all locally owned businesses. The men grew moustaches and the women got moustache manicures through November in honor of Mr. Joe Mausser, a man community battling cancer. Every Thursday in November a couple Bella employees volunteered to give manicures (with a small moustache sticker on their nail) to anyone who wanted them at the Mini of Des Moines dealership.
    • Over the last 3 years, Moes for Joe has raised $25,000.
  • Bella Cares
    • All Bella service providers donated 100% of their revenues and gave $35 haircuts (man or woman) for 4 hours on a Friday afternoon. Over $3500 was raised and donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).
  • The Tippy Cup Tournament
    • Two, six-person teams composed of Bella employee’s husbands and boyfriends competed in the championship for the 5th Annual Tippy Cup Challenge. Over $1200 was raised.
  • Totes for Hope-Handbag Exchange
    • Dozens of handbag’s were donated by Bella girls and then re-sold with 100% of the profits going to LLS. Over $7500 was raised throughout this event.
  • A Night of Live Music
    • An annual party hosted by Bella Salon and Spa with live bands playing and dinner donated from local restaurants
    • $2200 was raised for LLS.

Bella believes very deeply that it is important for all of us to give back to the community that gives so much to us. You can be the best salon and spa in the world, but if you don’t have a community that supports you and loves the people that work inside your doors, your salon or spa will not survive. The best advertising you can do is to donate. The best team building you can do is to volunteer together. And the best way to give back to your clients is by showing dedication to their causes. It’s who we are, it’s what we do. We are Bella.

Other Donations:

  • 1st Assembly of God
  • AIDS Coalition
  • Amanda the Panda
  • American Diabetes Association
  • ARL
  • Boys&Girls Club of Central Iowa
  • Children and Families of Iowa
  • ChildTime
  • Des Moines Christian School
  • Dollars for Scholars
  • Drake University
  • Grand View College
  • Hoover High School
  • Iowa Clinic
  • Iowa State University
  • Iowa Youth Shelters
  • JDRF
  • Johnston High School
  • March of Dimes
  • MDA
  • Race for the Cure
  • Red Dress Gala
  • Rock Girl
  • Roosevelt High School
  • Sacred Heart Academy
  • Salvation Army
  • Special Olympics
  • St Judes
  • Urbandale High School
  • Walnut Creek YMCA
  • Waukee Chamber
  • Waukee High School
  • Women’s Council
  • YESS
  • YWCA

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