Local Barbers give back through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne

| October 2, 2013
Barbers from Loyal Kutz give free haircuts to Boys & Girls Club members. (Photo: Courtesy Joe Jordan)

Barbers from Loyal Kutz give free haircuts to Boys & Girls Club members. (Photo: Courtesy Joe Jordan)

FORT WAYNE—Club members get excited when Tristan, CJ, Sasha, and Josh come to the Club because the four barbers give them free haircuts! The talented group gives classic cuts or embellishes the do with cool designs and patterns.

These barbers from Loyal Kutz in Fort Wayne recently came out to the Clubs’ Fairfield location and donated their time, free of charge, to give the members of the Club haircuts after school. They stayed for two hours to give as many haircuts as that time would allow.

Tristan showed great interest in making this occurrence an annual event, bringing even more barbers to the cause so that they will be able to help more kids.

“We would like to bring in even more barbers and equipment, some more chairs and set up in a larger space—the goal is to make sure that every kid here can get a haircut,” he said.

They said they do this for the Clubs because they wanted a way to give back to the community and support local youth. They also wanted to bring respect to the name of barbers and show that it is a real profession that strives to serve the community.

“It’s really awesome to have young entrepreneur giving back to the community.  There is no greater gift you can give a child then time. Providing a free haircut to these young men will go far beyond the haircut itself. The role modeling and the act of caring will impact these young men for the rest of their lives.   I applaud these young entrepreneurs for their foresight and seeking ways and opportunities on how to give back,” said Joe Jordan, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs.

 

This article originally appeared in the Sept. 25 print edition.

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