Donate your hair & hosiery to Clean up the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

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The Gulf Coast Oil Spill is an overwhelming situation. It doesn’t seem like there is much that we can do to help here in Ohio. Well, there is a way you can help, with your lovely locks of hair and hosiery. Matter of Trust is an organization that is heading up a mission to use hair and hosiery to absorb the oil with what is called a hair boom. Matter of Trust is accepting hair and hosiery donations nationwide.  This ecological public charity builds natural oil absorbers made from hair clippings and hosiery called booms. The booms will be placed along the gulf shore lines in an effort to block as much oil from coming ashore as possible. To see a hair boom being created,click here.

Akron, OH Efforts to Cleans Up Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Locally, in Akron, OH, The Beauty Lounge in Downtown Akron, Two Men & a Truck, and the UPS Store of Akron are teaming up to collect and ship the hair and hosiery.  Schedule a hair cut between now and Friday, May 14th at the Beauty Lounge and your hair clippings will be shipped off to help with the Gulf Coast Oil Spill.

Other Salons and the Public are encouraged to participate in Gulf Coast Oil Spill Clean Up!

For Salons, here is how to donate hair:

  • Line an empty box with a trash bag and fill the box with fresh, clean hair clippings.
  • Decorate your box with your salon personality and style it so we can share our Akron pride.
  • When the box is full (or by Friday, May 14), drop it off at Two Men and a Truck (1511 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44305).

For the Public, here is how to participate with Hosiery donations:

  • Collect all clean hosiery in any condition from your friends, family and coworkers.
  • Simply place hosiery in any type of bag and deliver it to Two Men and a Truck (1511 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44305).

Drop Off Location

Through Friday, May 14 hair and hosiery may be dropped off at Two Men and a Truck (1511 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44305) from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Final Drop Off Day Party

The Beauty Lounge will host a Final Drop Off Day Party at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 14 at Two Men And A Truck with food, fun and festivities!

Proceeds from food sales and donations will benefit the students of the Vanguard College of Cosmetology- A Paul Mitchell Partner School, who are currently taking donations to pay for special HAZMAT training to aid in the effort of placing hair booms. For more information about the Vanguard College of Cosmetology, visit

If you live outside of Akron, OH area and want to hep with the Gulf Coast Oil Spill, go to the Matter of Trust website to see how your community can help!

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3 thoughts on “Donate your hair & hosiery to Clean up the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

  1. momznite says:

    The hosiery and hair boom sounds like something from a B horror movie. Still, I think it is a great way for people to join together and take action.

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