HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Multi-tasking seems to be the way of the world. So WHNT NEWS 19 looks for ways you can multi-task to help yourself and help someone else at the same time.
Right now, you can benefit from a small act of charity that will save you money on a holiday haircut.
A couple of local stylists decided to offer an incentive to use that small necessity to make a child's day brighter.
"The way the economy is, everybody needs help," said Dee Woodard, a stylist at Jackson Way Styling Salon on Stevens Avenue in Huntsville.
Frankly, she's just glad to be back to work after undergoing a major surgery.
Dee said it went well, so she wanted to show her gratitude by helping someone else and came up with this idea: "I'm doing a toy drive for underprivileged kids and when you bring in an unwrapped toy, we're giving you five dollars off a haircut or a chemical service."
She charges $14 for a basic haircut, so bringing an unwrapped toy brings the cost down to nine dollars.
However, the smile such a toy may bring to a child is priceless.
Dee says she has two goals in mind with this drive: "Put smiles on kids faces and give back to the local community and keep it local."
There's another salon in North Alabama hosting a similar effort.
It's in Jackson County.
Personal Touch Salon located at 77 Bank Street in Stevenson is offering a discount of $10 off a service for women and $5 off a service for men for any customer who brings in a new unwrapped toy for donation.
Dee's drive in Huntsville goes through December 20th, with the discount lasting through the end of January 2014.
Personal Touch's effort goes through December 23rd.
Both salons plan to turn over the toys to Kids to Love, a non-profit organization that is collecting toys for foster children all over North Alabama and Southern Tennessee.