Tricoci University of Beauty Culture (TUBC), the Midwest’s premier beauty school with nine campuses in Illinois and Indiana, donated $7,500 to suppliers’ employees and others that were victimized by Hurricane Sandy. The funds were collected through the company’s student-driven TLC (Teaching, Learning, Caring) Program, which coordinates TUBC’s community service events and fundraising efforts. Beneficiaries of the Hurricane Sandy relief effort include employees of Repechage, a manufacturer of professional skin care products, and Marathon Data Systems, a provider of marketing software solutions.
“Our TLC Program was designed to assist those individuals and organizations in the communities near our campus locations. However, after hearing of the desperate situations facing employees of our suppliers based in some of the hardest-hit areas, we wanted to do what we could to help get these employees back on their feet,” said Brian Weed, CEO of TUBC. “These strategic suppliers are part of Tricoci University’s extended family, so our students and TUBC associates felt compelled to help.”
“We are very grateful for the support of Tricoci University,” said Lydia Sarfati, Founder and CEO of Repechage. “Our company will match the TUBC donation and make sure that our most impacted employees receive these funds immediately.” Repechage has been TUBC’s supplier of skin care products since TUBC’s launch in 2004.
“It is amazing to see how our business partner rallied together to help our employees who are still suffering through the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,” said Chris Sullens, CEO of Marathon Data Systems. “We are thankful for the very generous donation, which will be added to the substantial funds we had provided to seed our Sandy Disaster Relief Fund.” Marathon has been Tricoci University’s electronic marketing partner since 2008.
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