TONI & GUY Hairdressing Academy makes Final Four in March Can Drive for Hopelink

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Toni and Guy employees load food collected during the week
Photo courtesy TONIandGUY

TONI and GUY is the only business west of the lake still in the competition

REDMOND, WA – TONIandGUY Hairdressing Academy, located in Gateway Plaza at 185th and Aurora, has advanced to the final four in Hopelink’s March Can Drive competition to help stock the agency’s food banks, bringing in 612 pounds for a 3-week total of 1,902 pounds of food.

The Shoreline business faces Guild Mortgage of Kirkland in this week’s competition, with the winner advancing to the final round.


In the third week of the contest, TONIandGUY Hairdressing Academy eliminated Jake’s Kirkland/Life is Good, while Guild Mortgage aced out Kirkland’s Hallmark Realty. 

Defending champ Hancock’s Bakery in Redmond eliminated 180 Degrees Chiropractic and faces Redmond Chamber of Commerce this week, who knocked off Redmond Athletic Club.

To ensure that businesses of all sizes are able to compete on a level playing field, the competition uses a unique scoring system: the total pounds of food donated by a business are divided by the total number of employees, resulting in a competitive “score.”

The 8 businesses competing in week 3 collected a total of 3,685 pounds of food and $134 in cash, bringing the total for the campaign so far to 13,140 pounds and $2,011.

Hopelink’s third annual competition is patterned after the national spring college basketball tournament, matching businesses in weekly contests to see which one can bring in the most food. Teams are bracketed together in pairs and one winner from each 2-member bracket advances to the following week.

Businesses set to face off in the final four:

  • Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce
  • Guild Mortgage, Kirkland
  • Hancock's Bakery, Redmond
  • TONIandGUY Hairdressing Academy, Shoreline

Shoreline and Lake Forest Park residents wishing to contribute can bring non-perishable food items or money to the Academy during business hours.




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