Bay Terrace salon hosts Day of Giving event this weekend

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Christie & Co. Salon will host a Day of Giving. Photo via Google Maps

This weekend, Christie & Co. Salon is hosting a “Day of Giving” to give back to local families and children in need.

The charitable day will take place on Saturday, Sept. 25 at The Bay Terrace shopping center, at 23-64 Bell Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Day of Giving coincides with the 50th anniversary of the salon and the 35th anniversary of the Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Metro (RMHC NYM), the beneficiary of the fundraising event.

For the past 35 years, the organization has created and supported programs that directly improve the health and well-being of thousands of sick children and their families who seek lifesaving medical care each year. Through the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park and two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, RMHC NYM extends its support to families and sick children lacking in financial resources.

“I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate this milestone,” Lois Christie, founder and CEO of Christie & Co. Salon, said.

On the itinerary for the fun-filled day is a live DJ, raffles, prizes, face painting, balloon art and the opportunity to take photos with Ronald McDonald himself.

Christie & Co.’s Day of Giving comes weeks after Hurricane Ida damaged many of the small businesses at The Bay Terrace shopping center. While other businesses continue to recover from Ida, the salon and other community partners decided to host the special day in a show of resiliency and support for families with seriously ill children.

“We are so proud to honor Lois Christie at our 35th Anniversary this gala year,” Matt Campo, CEO of RMHC New York Metro, said. “Two weeks ago, these small businesses suffered tremendous loss, yet they remain focused on supporting our mission. For that, we are eternally grateful.”

In the past, Christie & Co. has participated in a variety of community fundraising, including raising money for Hurricane Sandy victims and donating proceeds to breast cancer research.

“We are so inspired by the strength and generosity of our community and would like to congratulate Lois and the Ronald McDonald House,” said Anthony Colletti, COO of Cord Meyer Development Company.

For more information, contact Shauntelle Dixon, Special Events Coordinator at [email protected], or 516-775-5683 ext. 135.