Salon in Medina held basket raffle for Hospice, and raised $1,681

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 25 November 2020 at 7:48 am

Photo by Ginny Kropf: Staff of Salon de Coiffeur in Medina presented $1,681 to Supportive Care of Orleans as the result of a basket raffle they held. Presenting the gift to Supportive Care’s Development and Public Relations Manager Derek Reiner are, from left, stylists Leslie Saj and LeAnn Phillips, and salon owner Terah Jackson.

MEDINA – A Medina beauty salon jumped into the holiday spirit by holding a fundraiser to benefit Supportive Care of Orleans (Hospice).

The staff of Salon de Coiffeur had a holiday open house with a basket raffle last year and donated the proceeds to CareNet.

But this year, with the Covid pandemic, they couldn’t have a live open house at their location on Maple Ridge Road, but they decided they could do a basket raffle, said salon owner Terah Jackson.

“We had Hospice for my mother before she died June 1,” Jackson said. “They helped us enormously and I wanted to do something for them. They were just amazing. When we needed meds on Memorial Day weekend, we got meds on Memorial Day.”

The ladies at the salon never expected the basket raffle to be as big as it was. They advertised it among friends and customers and on Facebook. Downtown businesses support it, and they soon ended up with 60 baskets.

Phillips said customers would come in and see another basket had been added and buy more tickets.

“People we didn’t even know came in and wanted to donate or buy tickets,” Phillips said.

In the end, 150 people bought tickets, either in person or online.

On Tuesday afternoon, Derek Reiner, Development and Public Relations manager at Supportive Care of Orleans came to accept the donation. He expressed appreciation for the salon’s efforts and said they were grateful for the support.