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Cuts for Change Needs Roots

Help us get rooted into the community to provide hair care and hygiene products to the under-served communities of Chattanooga!

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Campaign Ends on December 31, 2020

Project Description

Project Description

In the struggle to meet basic needs, personal care & hygiene are pushed down on the priority list. Haircuts and hygiene packs are an amazing way to build moral and give back through spreading beauty. Although a haircut provides confidence, it is the kindness behind the haircut that makes a lasting impact.

After popping up in dozens of locations, providing over 1,000 hygiene packs, and performing almost 800 haircuts, Cuts for Change is now looking for a permanent home and we need your help!

 

WHAT WE OFFER

Cuts for Change provides FREE haircuts and hygiene packs to the under-served communities in Chattanooga. We will provide FULL services and access to showers in our space which we aren't able to do at pop ups. We will also have a community pantry filled with hygiene and feminine products. 


THE SPACE

  • Full Service Salon

  • Shower Access

 

SERVICES

In addition to pop ups around the city, we will expand what we offer!

  • Full service haircuts/hair color 

  • Hygiene/Feminine Product Pantry 

  • Education Classes (Ex: Hair care, Interview Hair/Makeup, & Dress for Success)

  • Community Closet 

  • Free Headshots 

WHY CROWDFUNDING?

As a community-based organization, we’ve explored various forms of fundraising. What was missing from our efforts? You, our community.  Our philosophy is for the community, by the community. Money from our iFundWomen campaign will go toward building our physical space, which allows us to do more of what we love: helping our neighbors in need. 

 

FOUNDER

Cuts for Change was founded by a local hair & makeup artist, Shaina Ramsey. She was inspired by Mark Bustos who is a celebrity stylist who performs free haircuts in communities all over the world. Chattanooga was missing a dedicated team to provide hair services and the need was more apparent after the first event. 
 

The team has grown to volunteers from 26 different salons and 12 board members! 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 

Thank you for supporting our neighbors in need. Together we can make an impact on the lives of the under-served communities of Chattanooga and make it a little easier to face tomorrow. 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

 

 

 

06/30/2020
Swag Bag
$40
Michal
06/29/2020
Pay it forward.
$50
Tiffany Porter
06/29/2020
Chatt Taste Tour
$150
Ashley Ferguson
06/29/2020
Pay it forward.
$50
Kadi Rogers
06/23/2020
R3 Chattanooga
$80
Kadi Rogers
06/23/2020
August Sisters
$60
Natalie
06/23/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Jennie Bartoletti
06/22/2020
Main Street Meats-Cut Above the Rest!
$75
Kristen Baker
06/22/2020
Four Bridges Outfitters
$75
Meri Wright
06/21/2020
Monetary Contribution
$45
Monetary Contribution

Give what you can to Cuts for Change. Your contribution will allow us to provide services & hygiene products to our neighbors. 

16 Supporters
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15.00 USD
Newsletter Shoutout

Donate $15.00 and receive a newsletter shoutout! 

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19 Supporters
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40.00 USD
Swag Bag

Donate $40 and receive a Cuts for Change t-shirt and sticker. 

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8 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Whiskey Business

Donate $50 and receive a Chattanooga Whiskey Tour for two and a Cuts for Change sticker. 

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12 Supporters
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60.00 USD
Blue Skies

Donate $60 and receive a $20 gift card to Blue Skies, a Cuts for Change t-shirt and sticker

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60.00 USD
August Sisters

Donate $60 and receive a pair of August Sister earrings, a Cuts for Change t-shirt and sticker

1 Supporter
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60.00 USD
Sleepy Head

Donate $60 and receive a $25 gift card to Sleepy Head Coffee, a Cuts for Change t-shirt and sticker

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75.00 USD
Alleia

Donate $75 and receive a $50 gift card, 2 tickets to our VIP Preview Party, and a Cuts for Change sticker

1 Supporter
None available
75.00 USD
Main Street Meats-Cut Above the Rest!

Donate $75 and receive a $50 gift card to Main Street Meats, 2 tickets to our VIP Preview Party, and a Cuts for Change sticker

1 Supporter
None available
75.00 USD
R3 Chattanooga

Donate $75 and receive a $50 gift card to R3 Chattanooga, 2 tickets to our VIP Preview party and a Cuts for Change sticker

1 Supporter
None available
75.00 USD
Four Bridges Outfitters

Donate $75 and receive a $50 gift card to Four Bridges Outfitters, 2 tickets to our VIP Preview party and a Cuts for Change sticker

1 Supporter
None available
75.00 USD
POMKT

Donate $75 and receive a $50 gift card to Powell Market, 2 tickets to our VIP Preview Party and a Cuts for Change sticker

1 Supporter
None available
100.00 USD
VIP

Donate $100 and receive tickets to our VIP preview party at our new space, a VIP ticket to Cut for Change launch party, a Cuts for Change shirt AND sticker! 

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150.00 USD
Chatt Taste Tour

Donate $150 and receive a Chatt Taste West Village Tour for TWO, 2 tickets to our VIP Preview party, a Cuts for Change t-shirt and sticker

1 Supporter
None available
150.00 USD
Southern Sleepovers

Donate $150 and receive a $75 gift card to Southern, 2 tickets to our VIP Preview party, a Cuts for Change t-shirt and sticker

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200.00 USD
Original Alecia Vera Art

Donate $200 and receive an ORIGINAL piece of artwork titled "Collaged Lunkhead" from the talented Alecia 

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0 Supporters
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200.00 USD
Haircuts for a Year

Donate $200 and receive haircuts for a year (4 total)!!  You'll also receive 2 tickets to our VIP Preview party, a Cuts for Change t-shirt and sticker

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0 Supporters
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250.00 USD
I need space.

Donate $250 and receive a space rental for two hours and you’ll receive VIP tickets to Cuts for Change Launch Party + a newsletter shoutout. 

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0 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Members Only

Donate $250 and become a Founding Member of Cuts for Change. You will also receive VIP tickets to the Cuts for Change Launch Party, tickets to the VIP Preview Party + a newsletter shoutout. 

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2 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Say cheese

Donate $250 and receive a mini session from an amazing local photographer. This session is 30 minutes and includes 25 edited photos! Must be used in 2020. 

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2 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Moxy

Donate $500 and receive a stay at The Moxy. You'll enjoy the Southside with a dinner at Alleia, Chattanooga Whiskey Tour for two, giftcard to Wildflower Teashop. You will also receive two VIP tickets to our Cuts for Change Launch party at The Moxy on 3/31/2020. 

1 Supporter
None available
1,000.00 USD
Wall of Fame

Donate $1000 and get your name or logo on our wall and website, you’ll receive two tickets to our VIP Preview Party + a Cuts for Change shirt & sticker. 
 

This is a great option for anyone but especially our salon partners! 

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0 Supporters
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3,500.00 USD
Wedding Extravaganza

One lucky human will snag day of coordination, an engagement photography session, hair & makeup for 8 people, a bridal bouquet, a private gown try on appointment with hair & makeup, a haircut for the groom + VIP tickets to Cuts for Change Launch Party + Cuts for Change T-shirt & sticker. 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Give what you can to Cuts for Change. Your contribution will allow us to provide services & hygiene products to our neighbors. 

16 Supporters
Select this reward
15.00 USD
Newsletter Shoutout

Donate $15.00 and receive a newsletter shoutout! 

281 Left
19 Supporters
Select this reward
40.00 USD
Swag Bag

Donate $40 and receive a Cuts for Change t-shirt and sticker. 

92 Left
8 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Whiskey Business

Donate $50 and receive a Chattanooga Whiskey Tour for two and a Cuts for Change sticker. 

7 Left
12 Supporters
Select this reward
60.00 USD
Blue Skies

Donate $60 and receive a $20 gift card to Blue Skies, a Cuts for Change t-shirt and sticker

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
60.00 USD
August Sisters

Donate $60 and receive a pair of August Sister earrings, a Cuts for Change t-shirt and sticker

1 Supporter
None available
60.00 USD
Sleepy Head

Donate $60 and receive a $25 gift card to Sleepy Head Coffee, a Cuts for Change t-shirt and sticker

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Alleia

Donate $75 and receive a $50 gift card, 2 tickets to our VIP Preview Party, and a Cuts for Change sticker

1 Supporter
None available
75.00 USD
Main Street Meats-Cut Above the Rest!

Donate $75 and receive a $50 gift card to Main Street Meats, 2 tickets to our VIP Preview Party, and a Cuts for Change sticker

1 Supporter
None available
75.00 USD
R3 Chattanooga

Donate $75 and receive a $50 gift card to R3 Chattanooga, 2 tickets to our VIP Preview party and a Cuts for Change sticker

1 Supporter
None available
75.00 USD
Four Bridges Outfitters

Donate $75 and receive a $50 gift card to Four Bridges Outfitters, 2 tickets to our VIP Preview party and a Cuts for Change sticker

1 Supporter
None available
75.00 USD
POMKT

Donate $75 and receive a $50 gift card to Powell Market, 2 tickets to our VIP Preview Party and a Cuts for Change sticker

1 Supporter
None available
100.00 USD
VIP

Donate $100 and receive tickets to our VIP preview party at our new space, a VIP ticket to Cut for Change launch party, a Cuts for Change shirt AND sticker! 

17 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Chatt Taste Tour

Donate $150 and receive a Chatt Taste West Village Tour for TWO, 2 tickets to our VIP Preview party, a Cuts for Change t-shirt and sticker

1 Supporter
None available
150.00 USD
Southern Sleepovers

Donate $150 and receive a $75 gift card to Southern, 2 tickets to our VIP Preview party, a Cuts for Change t-shirt and sticker

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
Original Alecia Vera Art

Donate $200 and receive an ORIGINAL piece of artwork titled "Collaged Lunkhead" from the talented Alecia 

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
Haircuts for a Year

Donate $200 and receive haircuts for a year (4 total)!!  You'll also receive 2 tickets to our VIP Preview party, a Cuts for Change t-shirt and sticker

6 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
I need space.

Donate $250 and receive a space rental for two hours and you’ll receive VIP tickets to Cuts for Change Launch Party + a newsletter shoutout. 

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Members Only

Donate $250 and become a Founding Member of Cuts for Change. You will also receive VIP tickets to the Cuts for Change Launch Party, tickets to the VIP Preview Party + a newsletter shoutout. 

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Say cheese

Donate $250 and receive a mini session from an amazing local photographer. This session is 30 minutes and includes 25 edited photos! Must be used in 2020. 

3 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Moxy

Donate $500 and receive a stay at The Moxy. You'll enjoy the Southside with a dinner at Alleia, Chattanooga Whiskey Tour for two, giftcard to Wildflower Teashop. You will also receive two VIP tickets to our Cuts for Change Launch party at The Moxy on 3/31/2020. 

1 Supporter
None available
1,000.00 USD
Wall of Fame

Donate $1000 and get your name or logo on our wall and website, you’ll receive two tickets to our VIP Preview Party + a Cuts for Change shirt & sticker. 
 

This is a great option for anyone but especially our salon partners! 

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
3,500.00 USD
Wedding Extravaganza

One lucky human will snag day of coordination, an engagement photography session, hair & makeup for 8 people, a bridal bouquet, a private gown try on appointment with hair & makeup, a haircut for the groom + VIP tickets to Cuts for Change Launch Party + Cuts for Change T-shirt & sticker. 

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward