Yadkin Riverkeeper has been selected by Aveda as an Official North American Earth Month Partner for 2017 as part of Aveda’s global program to raise more than $6.5 million for 73 non-profits that protect clean water.
Aveda’s program is a worldwide cooperative effort among Aveda and its distributors, salons, spas, institutes (schools), Experience Centers (retail stores) and locally-focused non-profits. Yadkin Riverkeeper benefits from the proceeds from a series of events in the Triad to raise funds for the organization’s programs that promote, protect and advocate for North Carolina’s second largest river and its communities.
Many of the participating salons in the Triad will raffle $5 tickets for the chance to win an afternoon paddling trip down river with 20 of your friends and the Yadkin Riverkeeper, with wine and cheese served afterwards. Raffle tickets can be purchased at participating salons, including the Fusion Salon & Spa in Kernersville, Utopia Salon & Day Spa in Clemmons and Aeracura Salon and Aveda Experience Center in Winston-Salem.
On Saturday, April 8, Fusion Salon & Spa in Kernersville, NC, hosted the 2nd Annual SAVE WATER DRINK WINE event to raise money to help Yadkin Riverkeeper protect our waters so that they stay drinkable, fishable and swimmable. The celebration included wine, food, art, music, entertainment and shopping with local vendors. Visitors were able to register to win great prizes, including Aveda products and the paddling trip.
Aeracura Salon in Reynolda Village is celebrating Aveda Earth Month with activities from April 11 to 22. Visitors to the salon can enter a raffle to win a luxurious bundle of Aveda products and items from other Reynolda Village purveyors. They can also register to win the paddling trip. The salon will hold an auction from 10AM-5PM on Saturday, April 22 featuring arts and crafts, all made by the salon’s artistically talented stylists, estheticians and other teammates. There will be refreshments served throughout the day.
VanDavis Aveda in Thruway Shopping Center will host a bake sale starting at 10AM on Saturday, April 22. The bake sale will continue until all the delicious items are gone. Customers will also be able to participate in a raffle to win a gift basket worth more than $500.
Throughout the month of April, the Aveda Experience Center (store #140) inside Hanes Mall in front of Belk department store is offering a gift package in exchange for a $50 donation to Yadkin Riverkeeper. The gift package includes a facial, light hair styling and Aveda products valued at more than $200. There also will be a Cut-A-Thon on Sunday, April 23 from 12-6PM, with proceeds going to clean water and Yadkin Riverkeeper. Tickets for the paddling raffle are also available.
Utopia Salon & Day Spa in Clemmons is offering visitors the chance to register to win a premium gift basket as well as the paddling trip. On Sunday, April 23, they are joining with their teammates at the Experience Center Cut-A-Thon from 12-6 at Hanes Mall.
Information on all the Aveda Earth Month events that benefit Yadkin Riverkeeper in the Triad can be found at YadkinRiverkeeper.org/events.