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Cosmetics for A Cause

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John Lightsey often comes to Remington to take advantage of their services. John Lightsey often comes to Remington to take advantage of their services.
Shaundra Wilson says she heard about the can drive on the radio and thought it was a great way to give back. Shaundra Wilson says she heard about the can drive on the radio and thought it was a great way to give back.

By Shana Bethea

A Columbia cosmetology school has gotten into the Thanksgiving spirit early. Remington College teaches their students how to make clients look good on the outside. This month they are helping them feel good on the inside as well.

Remington is offering clients the chance to bring in canned goods to exchange for cosmetic services. The can drive is way for those who are more  fortunate enough to give back to the community. It also helps students get hands on experience by working with real clients.

Remington Instructor Ruthie Summers wants visitors to know they can donate more than just canned goods.

"We are also having a Bottles and Blankets Program being that its Homeless Awareness Week. We are asking students to give any clean blankets or bottles of water. We will go over to Finley Park to deliver them out at the end of the week," said Summers.

First time visitor Shandra Winston thinks the various drives remind people they have a lot to be thankful for.

“We take a lot for granted, so especially at this time of year its great to give back, to those who are less fortunate. A lot of us are one pay check from being homeless you know," said Winston.

The school is also giving back to veterans this month by offering them free hair cuts, something Army veteran John Lightsey is very appreciative of.

"I love it. Free is good," laughed Lightsey.

Both the can food drive and veterans free service will last until November 30. More about Remington's services and how to give back can be found on their website.

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