Darling, We Care!

In the photo, Miguel giving a donor a haircut, assisted by one of his stylists (2002).

Miguel has always had a big heart and a generous spirit. At the peak of his career in Oshawa, ON, Miguel set aside a weekend to give as many cuts as he could, then donated all the proceeds to cancer. At other times, he donated the proceeds to Sick Kids, Heart and Stroke Foundation, women’s shelters, and food drives, among other charities.

Besides donating proceeds to charitable organizations, Miguel has volunteered at McDonald’s for the Ronald McDonald House, given free haircuts at homeless shelters, volunteered to teach and give live demonstrations at the Art and Technique Hair School, and volunteered for the Apprenticeship Committee with the Ministry of Skills and Development. The Apprenticeship Committee was formed to train student stylists and govern the apprenticeship of the said students in an effort to improve the standards of the industry, by implementing rules and regulations to improve the training standards for students and trainees of hair styling. Ultimately, the program was offered in high schools with course credits.

One of his most memorable involvements in civic action was to offer support and a venue for protests (which he also participated in) led by Oshawa Councillor Louise Parks in 2005 to preserve the historic Rundle House on Simcoe St. N (next door to Miguel’s Grand Salon) by seeking heritage status for it. The house, built around c.1912-1916, had been bought by the local hospital’s board, who wanted to build a McDonald house for cancer patients on the property. After about four years of protests and legal action, the hospital eventually won and the house was demolished to make way for the cancer centre.

With Darling, You Look Fabulous, Miguel will once again be setting aside one weekend each year and donating the proceeds from that weekend to a selected charity on Prince Edward Island.

Please welcome Darling, We Care! On the last weekend of November each year, starting this year–2020–Darling, You Look Fabulous will offer discounted haircuts, and donate the proceeds to a deserving charity, group, individual, or family on Prince Edward Island, because Darling, We Care!

The producers of Darling, You Look Fabulous will select the beneficiary from applicants and surprise them with the proceeds from a marathon weekend of haircuts. Charitable organizations, groups, individuals, or families who are in great need are welcome to apply. Anyone may also apply on behalf of a charitable organization, group, individual, or family that is believed to be deserving or in great need at the moment. Please read the FAQs below for details.


FAQs

Who may apply?

Charitable organizations are welcome to apply to be the beneficiary of Darling, We Care.

Individuals and other non-profit groups may also apply to be the beneficiary of Darling, We Care.

Can someone apply on behalf of another person or group?

Yes. If you know an individual, a family, or a group that is in great need or deserving of help, you may apply on their behalf.

What do we need from you?

Please send us a letter of application (or complete the registration form below) describing

  1. a brief history of your organization,
  2. contact information,
  3. proof of non-profit status and registration number,
  4. a description of why you should be the beneficiary of Darling, We Care for 2020,
  5. and what you intend to do with the funds you receive.

What happens next?

Darling, You Look Fabulous will decide whom to donate the proceeds to each year. The donation will be our Christmas present to the selected charity and will be a surprise!

You must agree to publicity in any and all media and distribution formats selected by the producers of Darling, You Look Fabulous, in relation to your receipt of the donation and, if possible, how you used the funds received, if you are the chosen beneficiary for the year.


Darling, We Care!

Application Form

Please complete all fields. As part of the mechanics of the event, we will not announce the selected beneficiary, so that the donation will be a surprise. (If you prefer filling up a printed form and submitting it by regular mail or by hand, please download and print it from the link at the bottom of this page.)

By completing and sending this form, you agree that all information provided is correct and accurate, and that you will abide by the decision of the producers of Darling, You Look Fabulous. Should you be the selected beneficiary, you agree to the use of your name and image in any and all formats, print and digital, on any platform and media used by Darling, You Look Fabulous.


NOTE: If you would rather mail in your form or submit it in person, please download the PDF form below. Remember to fill in all the information in print. If you need more space for your answers, you may attach additional sheets or use the back of the form. Thank you.


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