Marinello Schools of Beauty raised $91,315 for the Newtown Memorial Fund, which supports victims of the tragic massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Marinello donated 100% of service sales received at all 62 campuses from Wednesday, December 26 to Saturday, December 29, 2012. The donated funds will go toward creating a memorial in Newtown for the victims and establishing academic scholarships in the victims’ names for generations of Newtown students to come.

Marinello’s students and staff also showed support by hand-making snowflakes to help the Connecticut Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) transform the new Sandy Hook Elementary School into a “Winter Wonderland.” Sandy Hook students returned to school on January 3 for the first time since the shooting to find their new classrooms covered in snowflakes made by students from all over the world including nearly 1,600 from Marinello.

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