Rob’s Barbershop Community Foundation provides comprehensive management for donors whose desire is to support projects that make grooming services accessible to targeted populations with barriers to regular hygienic care.
AS OF YEAR-END 2022…
Number of projects performed to date: 43
Number of individuals served: 16,268
Number of haircuts performed: 20,742
Number of hairstyles performed: 3,521
Number of other grooming services performed: 3,378
Number of individuals able to attend their job interviews with a neat and clean appearance: 4,017
Number of individuals able to attend their new place of employment with a neat and clean appearance: 3,394
Number of individuals able to attend school with a neat and clean appearance: 8,102
OPERATING PROJECTS SINCE MARCH 2000!
T.I.M.E. GROOMING PROJECT
RBCF installed two full-service single-station and one portable barber/beauty salons onsite at the T.I.M.E. Organization located in Baltimore and Glen Burnie. T.I.M.E. is an outpatient mental health clinic that provides supportive housing for adults and adolescents. The full-service barber/beauty salon will provide no-charge hair care to the 21% (or 923) of their clients who lack access to regular grooming services.
SHARP-DRESSED MAN GROOMING PROJECT
RBCF installed a full-service barbershop in the Sharp Dressed Man non-profit organization located in Southeast Baltimore. Sharp Dressed Man provides recycled suits for men who are returning to work. The shop will make haircuts accessible to the 1,500 individuals seen annually by the organization.
CAMPUS HAIR PROJECT
RBCF works directly with students on college campus’s who seek to make grooming services accessible to their classmates who lack access to to regular hair care. We support students with apprenticeship, opportunities, financial support, supplies, and technical assistance concerning safety and compliance. We are currently working with students on the campus’ of the Universities’ of Maryland and New Haven and Bowie State University.
Wal Mart Foundation
PROTECTIVE HAIR PROJET
RBCF partners with the Belo Consulting Group to increase the knowledge of targeted groups concerning Maryland’s version of the C.R.O.W.N Act. Under House Bill (HB) 1444/Senate Bill (SB) 531, Maryland employers are prohibited from discriminating against individuals based on “certain traits associated with race, including hair texture and certain hairstyles.
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Diane Bell McCoy
Pet Grooming Support Project
RBCF supports activities that make grooming support services accessible to target pet populations with barriers to regular hair care. Serval zip codes in the Baltimore metropolitan area do not have pet grooming salons located in their neighborhoods. Therefore RBCF seeks to provide supplies, equipment and personnel to local pet shelters, programs and grooming training sessions for citizens in low-income communities
SUPPORT OUR COHORT MEMBERS
In 2023, RBCF will also focus its efforts on expanding the public reach and scaling effective strategies for four grooming professionals and their respective businesses. Each cohort member will work closely with RBCF learning the program outcome model along with other capacity-building methods. See the list below for the list of the entire group and the target populations they serve!
LaMiya Kirby, Apprentice Hairstylist
Joyce Essentials Beauty Supply & Natural Hair Suite
LaMiya currently operates projects providing no-charge grooming services and hair care training lessons to foster, adoptive, and kinship care families. She also provides no-charge grooming services to Title One School students with barriers to regular hair care. Lastly, she provides vocational school supplies for cosmetology and barber school students with barriers to items for their respective hair care kits.
You can support her work directly with a
tax-deductible donation by using the button below. Please mark your gift “LaMiya“
Kenneth “Kenny” Snow, Master Barber
Grateful Handz Barbershop
Kenny is currently operating a project that currently provides no-charge grooming services to senior citizens at the Autumn Lake nursing home who have barriers to attending their local barber and beauty salon. He also provides no-charge haircuts to students at National Academy Foundation (a Title One School) who have barriers to regular grooming services.
You can support his work directly with a tax-deductible donation by using the button below. Please mark your gift “Kenny“.
Marquis Kendrick, Master Barber
Marquis currently provides no-charge grooming services to individuals with disabilities and Title One School students with barriers to regular hair care.
You can support his work directly with a tax-deductible donation by using the button below. Please mark your gift “Marquis“