Back to school: 500 South Side students get free haircuts, supplies, gift cards before new year for Chicago Public Schools

Back to school: 500 South Side students get free haircuts, supplies, gift cards before new year for Chicago Public Schools

CHICAGO (TOC) — There’s nothing like the arrogance of a recent haircut to start out off the brand new faculty yr.

Forward of the primary day of sophistication for Chicago Public Faculties, 500 youngsters throughout town’s South Aspect are getting free haircuts, together with some backpacks and different necessities.

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“It helps loads, really. I used to be at dwelling questioning after I was going to get him in for a haircut and form of considering doing it myself,” stated Britney Baker, the mother of CPS fifth-grader.

Helen Townsend, the grandma of three CPS college students, can also be appreciative.

“That saves us about $45 every haircut,” she stated. “So, I feel it is superior.”

Some college students are additionally bought $50 reward playing cards. These are the issues that make all of the distinction for households heading into one other faculty yr.

“The occasion is nice,” Townsend stated. “It is nice what they’re doing.”

Bwati Davis is likely one of the barbers who has partnered with the nonprofit Acclivus to host this occasion for 25 years now. Davis stated giving again at the very least every year is a no brainer.

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“Wanting good in a classroom setting will assist them enhance their vanity to allow them to study, look higher. You recognize what I imply?” stated Davis, proprietor of One other Barber Store.

The brand new faculty yr at all times brings pleasure for teenagers and the haircuts are clearing manner for a sixth-grader to deal with math and studying, his favourite topics.

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