TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — At a time when cosmetologists are unable to work due to the coronavirus, many in the community are still putting others first.
Caché Ellis, owner of Caché Lauren: The Salon in Terre Haute, organized a donation drive Saturday to collect gloves for area healthcare workers. She came up with the idea after receiving a message from an employee at a local nursing home who described the need for supplies.
Ellis said it all snowballed from there.
With her salon closed due to social distancing requirements, she only had a short window to collect the donations.
“In just one hour I received 100 boxes of gloves!!!” she wrote in a Facebook post.
According to Ellis, those in her field know how important it is take care of the wants and needs of the community.
“If we’re not working, we might as well be giving [our gloves] to someone else,” she noted.
One donor, Davida Cartwright, owner of Wabash Valley Massage, purchased all of the gloves at a nearby beauty supply warehouse for the event.
Ellis will contact healthcare facilities throughout the community Monday to see how best to distribute the donations.
Those who donated Saturday were:
- Danielle Funk: The Spray Studio
- Jackie Farmer: Blush Beauty Bar
- Tina Kindberg: Blush Beauty Bar
- Jenna Long: Jenna Long Esthetics
- Chambra Davis: West Tease
- Tammy Peters: Tyler’s Hair Shop
- Ally Melloh: The Mane Muse
- Heather Nees: Twisted
- Emily Weite: LimeLife Consultant
- Kristin McLeish: Caché Lauren
- Alex Gaskill: Caché Lauren
- Heather Norris: Caché Lauren
- Summer Herndon: Caché Lauren
- Donna Farmer
- Dr. Carol Heine Botros
- Lindsay Hunter
Ellis said anyone who would still like to donate should contact her through Facebook.