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Maria Racco

2014 Newmarket

"Let’s give back and have fun doing it. "

When Maria Racco of Artists Salon and Spa in Newmarket was inspired to create the Style for a Cause event as a way of giving back. The annual fundraiser has grown into a community event which has raised over $18,500 for local charities and won the Contessa John Steinberg Award in 2013 for community service.

Charities include Help­Portrait Newmarket, Habitat for Humanity, Polo for Heart and the Magna Hoedown. They were the first salon to volunteer and sponsor a house in The Pickering College Home Tour with proceeds going to Southlake Hospital. Maria was on the organizing committee for YRAP(York Region Abuse Program). S.O.F.T (Salon Operation Fridge Trim) was an initiative

Maria launched in 2013 raising funds for Blue Door Men’s Shelter. In 2014 Maria and her team worked to give to Belinda’s Place.


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