Business Briefs: Eagle Creek charities raises over $29,500 to fund employees’ Irma damage
Eagle Creek charities raises over $29,500 to fund employees’ Irma damage
Recently the Eagle Creek Florida Charities collected money from the Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club members to benefit the employee’s of Eagle Creek who suffered losses due to Hurricane Irma. They were able to raise over $29,500 and distributed this money to those employees that had the greatest need and loss.
The Eagle Creek employees were very dedicated in responding immediately to help clean up and restore the Eagle Creek community after Hurricane Irma. This fundraiser was a small way to thank all of the Eagle Creek employees in their efforts.
Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club is a small, private gated community centrally located midway between Naples & Marco Island, on 300 wooded acres of cypress, pine and palm trees. Resident and Non-Resident memberships are available.
For more information, visit joineaglecreek.com.
Publix launches a low-price prescription drug program
Publix has launched a low-price prescription drug program, calling it "the next best thing to free."
With the new discount program, 29 select commonly prescribed generic medications used to treat a variety of conditions are now $7.50 for a 90-day supply.
“Healthcare costs continue to rise, so sometimes people have a hard time filling their prescriptions as regularly as they should,” said Maria Brous, Publix’s director of media and community relations in a news release. “We believe this low price will help encourage customers to follow their doctor’s orders, so they can experience better health outcomes.”
According to the release, the price is the same for everyone, regardless of insurance coverage.
The grocery store chain will still continue offering free prescriptions for select antibiotics and certain maintenance medications, such as those for blood pressure and diabetes.
Find the l list of medications and dosages at publix.com/medslist.
Helping the homeless, one haircut at a time
Hair Cuttery is kicking off the 19th year of its philanthropic Share-A-Haircut campaign.
Since 1999, the Share-A-Haircut program has donated more than 2.28 million free haircut certificates valued at nearly $37.5 million to various causes. This February’s campaign will take place Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 5-6 with the goal of giving thousands of haircuts to the homeless.
For every haircut purchased on Feb. 5 and Feb. 6, a free haircut certificate will be donated back to a homeless adult or child in the community of one of Hair Cuttery’s nearly 900 salons.
To distribute the certificates to those in need, Hair Cuttery is partnering with local shelters and community organizations. This February alone, Hair Cuttery hopes to reach thousands of homeless people in the neighborhoods it serves.
“Launching our 19th year of the Share-A-Haircut program speaks volumes about the commitment of our guests, communities and salon professionals to this cause,” said Dennis Ratner, Founder and CEO of Hair Cuttery. “This campaign allows those less fortunate to experience the simple but impactful act of self-love and pampering through a haircut.”