Community

Finesse is proud to be an active participant in many local charitable organizations. 
 
 
 
ISU Dance Marathon 1/24/20014
 
Team Finesse volunteered to cut  brave ISU students ponytails on stage to be donated to Beautiful Lengths.
 
 
Beautiful Lengths 1/27/2014
 
Team Finesse, guests of the salon have bravely donated approximately 200 ponytails to Beautiful Lengths.  Beautiful Lengths is a partnership between the American Cancer Society, the largest non-profit health orginization committed to saving lives from every cancer and improving the quality of life for people facing the disease.  Beautiful Lengths provides the funds to turn hair donated into a minimum donated 8 inches into free, real hair wigs for women with cancer.

 

 
 
Finesse Fights Frostbite 11/15/2014
 
In conjuction with the coat drive Team Finesse hosted a campout to create awareness for those in need.
 
 
Coat & Hat drive 11/20014-12/2014
 
All collection of new or gently used coats, hats, scarves, mittens/gloves were donated to The Bethesda Clothing Closet for those in need.  33 coats and 3 large bags of hats and gloves were delivered on December 16.
 
 
Heels for Hope, Breast Cancer Aweareness 10/16/2014
 
A donation to for a spa package to a survior and her guest.
 
 
Down Syndrome Awareness 10/2014
 
Staff collected change and suggested to guests to round up their ticket.  We raised just over $1000 and are able to donate 3 therapy cars to the Ames Heartland AEA for special needs kids!
 
McFarland Pediatrics 8/2014
 
As a Thank you to all of the Pediatric Doctors at McFarland Clinc Finesse staff made and purchased healthy snacks and delivered to all the incredible doctors.
 
 
Ronald McDonald  8/2014-10/2014
 
Thank you to all of our fabulous guests that collected and donated to Ronald McDonald's biggest and most popular fundraiser, pop/beverage tabs.  We donated over 5lbs!
 
 
Special Olympics  5/22/2014
 
Volunteers from Team Finesse helped greet and escort athletes to their seats.  
 
 
Meals from the Heartland 3/18/2014
 
A Team of staff and some family members helped package meals for delivery to starving people around the world.
 

Ames Alzheimer's walk, Ames, IA 10/12/13

We were fortunate to have Team Finesse help walk their way to end Alzheimer's. The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to fight Alzheimer's disease, with over 600 Walks nationwide.

 

Ronald McDonald house Des Moines, IA, 9/24/13

Team Finesse was able to donate time and goods to stock the pantry at the Des Moines, Ronald McDonald house. The house provides a temporary home for families of seriously ill children who come to Des Moines for medical treatment.

 

Beautiful Lengths 9/4/13

Team Finesse and guests of the salon have donated 123 ponytails to Beautiful Lengths. Beautiful Lengths is a partnership between the American Cancer Society, the largest non-profit health organization committed to saving lives from every cancer and improving the quality of life for people facing the disease. Beautiful Lengths provide the funds to turn hair donated a minium of 8 inches into free, real-hair wigs for women with cancer. So far, they have donated 24,000 free real-hair wigs to the American Cancer Society’s wig banks, which distribute wigs to cancer patients across the country.

 
In June of 2012, we held a “men's event” that raised $429.50 for the William R. Bliss Cancer Center in Ames, Iowa.
 
In the fall of 2012, we collected $122.77 for Living Beyond Breast Cancer through our change drive. 
 
In November and December of 2012, Finesse contributed 85 rolls of toilet paper, 203 loads worth of laundry detergent, 21 cans of fruit, 35 bags of coffee, 14 boxes of band aids, 14 hats, 1 scarf, 12 pairs of socks, 4 bottles of shampoo, and 2 full/queen micro-fleece blankets for the Giving Tree Emergency Residence Project. 
 
During the fall of 2009, we raised $776.00 for Race for the Cure. 
 
Finesse is also proud to support both breast cancer research and breast cancer survivors. We raised $20 from pink colored hair extensions and $305 dollars in $5 add-on salon services. 
 
We have also sent 10 care packages to the US Army 1 Cavalier Division's from Fort Hood, TX. 
 
In August of 2009, we raised $2100 for Habitat for Humanity of Story County, Iowa.
 
Finesse took part in the City of Hope Cut-A-Thon and was able to donate 32 ponytails to Beautiful Lengths. That was enough to make 5 wigs! 
 
We have collected 30 coats through a coat drive. 
 
We donated hair mats for oil spills in April of 2009 through Matter of Trust, as well as 46 pounds of hair! 
 
Finesse proudly supports Relay for Life, Food Bank of Ames, Make a Wish, Adopt a Family, and Adopt a Senior throughout the year. 
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