On Tuesday, December 15 from 10am to 8pm, 12 Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury students and staff members rang the Salvation Army bell outside the Key’s Café entrance at the Valley Creek Mall in Woodbury. We are thrilled to participate in this event as a team during the holiday season!
Jessica Lebens, Special Projects Manager of the Salvation Army Northern Division noted:
We are able to do so much GOOD in our communities because of our bell ringers. Our bell ringers average around $30/hour which is enough to:
- Buy a week’s worth of groceries for someone
- Shelter a homeless person for one night
- Buy new coats for two children
To add to the excitement of raising money for those in need, one of our staff members was recognized as the “Bell Ringer of the Day!” Lindsay Cooley, Education Coordinator at the Minnesota School of Cosmetology in Woodbury was highlighted on KOOL 108 on the morning we rang the bell.
When asked why she decided to ring the bell Lindsay said, “It feels so wonderful to help the community and change lives. It’s very rewarding to see people donating money to the Salvation Army!” She explained the best part of being a bell ringer is knowing she is helping change lives and making a difference. Plus it’s fun and the sound of the Salvation Army bell always makes her happy. Next year Lindsay hopes to have her children (Talon, Ayla and Brecken) ring the bell with her and make it a family tradition.
Happy Holidays from all of us at MSC!