Blacklick Elementary School's PTO and Gahanna's Supercuts are grooming their partnership with back-to-school haircut proceeds.
Supercuts, 105 N. Hamilton Road, at the Clark Hall Commons, donated $1 to the PTO for every kid haircut Aug. 17-18.
"Our Blacklick Elementary Pride Partners PTO tries our best to support all of our corporate sponsors each year," said Michelle Slisher, co-chairperson of Blacklick Pride Partners PTO. "Once Supercuts agreed to sponsor us this year, I got the idea that the Blacklick Elementary community could support the business by getting lots of haircuts there, and what better time than back-to-school?"
Supercuts owner Bill Francis agreed to donate $1 per every $11 kid haircut on the weekend before school started.
"We were hoping for at least 100 kids to come through," Francis said. "That's my goal. My wife is a teacher in the Delaware school system. We have always been involved. It made sense when Blacklick contacted me."
Only 18 kids showed up, though, Francis said. He said that by doing it annually, though, "the numbers will grow year over year."
Supercuts has been in business in Gahanna for about six months.
"This is the first Supercuts in Columbus," Francis said. "We're excited about that."
The Dublin resident said Supercuts participated as a corporate sponsor in Blacklick's Strides for Pride fundraiser several months ago.
"We had a tent and tried to do something nice, giving away pencils and combs," he said. "We tried to make it school- related. The money goes to the PTO so they put it toward what they needed."