UK Men’s Hair Stylist Of The Year (Recognizing His Work With The Homeless) Brings His Special Brand Of Kindness To The Streets of New York City
SOHO, NYC – February 10, 2017 – Joshua (Josh) Coombes, the current UK men’s hair stylist of the year and co-founder of #dosomethingfornothing arrived in NYC this weekend to spend a week spreading his brand of kindness around the streets of NYC. Two years ago, driven by a sense of injustice all around him, Josh started to approach homeless men and women with an offer of a makeover haircut. As he cut their hair, he would chat with them and hear their (often remarkable) stories. He began to share their stories along with their before and after photos on social media. By providing a little dignity to people, Josh found that the biggest change was in his own life. He had found a way to make a difference doing what he loved.
Leesa Sleep, the innovative direct-to-consumer mattress brand with an industry-leading social impact program, heard about Josh and offered to sponsor him with enough financial support to enable him to focus on his mission on a more full-time basis. Leesa Sleep shares Josh’s passion and donates time, money and mattresses to help people seeking refuge from homelessness, domestic risk and human trafficking. This week, Leesa will be honored for their work at the Bowery Mission’s Annual Valentine’s Day Fundraising Gala Dinner.
You can meet Joshua Coombes on Monday evening (February 13th, 6pm) when he joins David Wolfe (co-founder and CEO of Leesa) for a fireside chat at The Leesa Dream Gallery in Soho, NYC. Over the next few days, you can also catch Josh providing complimentary haircuts to the residents of the Bowery Mission as well as reaching out to others on the streets of New York City.
“Partnering with Leesa is an amazing opportunity. It is rare to find a company that has such an authentic social impact story. The alignment in our mission to provide dignity to the homeless was apparent from our first conversation,” said Joshua Coombes. “Leesa’s support means that I can now fully dedicate my time to providing those facing homelessness with a fresh start and boost of confidence, and empower others to also give back to their communities.”
The week’s activities also include the release of Leesa’s first two-year social impact review and the donation of Leesa’s 10,000th mattress to giving partners across the United States, Canada and Europe.
The week’s events in summary:
- Josh will be cutting hair at the Bowery Mission (227 Bowery) from 10am
- MEET Josh at 6:45pm at The Leesa Dream Gallery, 112 Wooster St., Soho RSVP here (required)
- The Bowery Mission Annual Valentines Gala at the Plaza Hotel from 6:30pm (tickets required)
- Josh will be back at the Bowery Mission at 10am offering makeovers to residents
- Josh will be taking over Leesa’s Instagram to share his experiences in New York City
- Find Josh throughout the week spreading kindness on the streets of NYC
About Leesa Sleep, LLC
Based in Virginia Beach, Va., Leesa Sleep is an innovative, direct-to-consumer online mattress company that offers premium 100% American-made mattresses delivered directly to your door. Launched in late 2014, the premium foam Leesa mattress quickly became the preferred mattress of industry experts, reviewers, customers and top-rated reviews publications. From its start, Leesa Sleep has measured its own success not only by its bottom line, but by the company’s overall social impact. Through Leesa’s industry-leading social-impact program, Leesa Sleep donates 1 mattress for every 10 sold; plants 1 tree for every mattress sold and invests time and resources to local non-profits. For more information about Leesa’s social impact program visit Leesa.com.