Our Mission:

 To provide comprehensive management to donors whose desire is to support projects that improve the grooming, hygiene and well-being of target populations who lack access to regular personal care products and services.

AS OF YEAR-END 2017…

Number of projects performed to date: 24                              Number of  individuals served: 11,901

Number of haircuts performed: 15,578

Number of hairstyles performed: 2,975

Number of other grooming services performed: 2,586

Number of individuals able to attend their job interviews with a neat and clean appearance: 3,863

Number of individuals able to attend their new place of employment with a neat and clean appearance: 3,163

Number of individuals able to attend school with a neat and clean appearance: 6,626

OPERATING PROJECTS SINCE MARCH 2000!

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2018 PROJECTS

#1Foreign Outreach Project

RBCF is excited to begin providing Wahl brand clippers to individuals receiving haircutting training in underdeveloped countries! With distribution through Hair Aid, our “Foreign Outreach Project” will ensure continued shipments to Combodia, Indonesia and Malina until the end of 2018. Help us to cover the cost of shipping by pledging your support. Please be sure to type “Foreign Outreach Project” in the memo section.

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#2 SENIOR DOG SANCTUARY PROJECT 

The RBCF is happy to announce its FIRST grooming project that will serve the SHELTERED PET POPULATION. Our Senior Dog Sanctuary Grooming Project consists of installing a full-service grooming salon that will serve an estimated 100 senior and hospice care canines annually. Located in Severn, Maryland, these sheltered pets were unable to be cared for by their owners, abandoned or facing euthanasia. By making grooming services accessible to this population we can expect a measurable increase their foster and adoption rates. Please help us obtain the needed equipment, supplies, contractors and personnel to complete this project!

 

You must place “SDS PROJECT” in the memo section when making your pledge. Thank you!

Fundraising Goal $14,807

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#3 NATIONAL ACADEMY GROOMING PROJECT

RBCF is pleased to announce the start of our 12th barber/beauty salon installation created exclusively for populations lacking access to regular grooming services. The installation will take place at National Academy Foundation; a grade 6 through 12 public school in Southeast Baltimore. We assessed that 260 (or 26%) of next years’ student population will lack access to regular grooming services. Twenty-three percent of their student population will in fact reside in group homes/foster or kinship care. Please help us to complete this 5 station installation BEFORE the start of the 2018 – 2019 school-years’ by lending your financial support

Please place “NAF” in the memo section when making your pledge. Thank you!

Fundraising goal: $13,331

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2018 Project Underwriters


#4 HAIRCUTS FOR THE HOMELESS PROJECT

Help underwrite this years’ cost to hire barbers to provide no-charge grooming services to children and adults who are currently experiencing homelessness (one pre-selected agency annually )

Fundraising Goal: $1,750

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Be sure to list “Haircuts for the Homeless Project” in the memo section

CURRENT PROJECT UNDERWRITER(S):

 


#5 MCVET GROOMING PROJECT

The RBCF will install its next full-service barber/beauty salon at the Maryland Veterans Education & Training (MCVET) located in Baltimore City. MCVET is a 175 bed transitional and drop-in facility that exclusively for military veterans who are experiencing homelessness. The project was developed when we assessed that 100% of the MCVET clients (male & female) lacked access to regular grooming services. An 80% to 100% reduction in the lack of access to grooming for its clientele is the targeted outcome for the barber/beauty salon installation. Installation is set to begin in the Spring of 2018.

2018 Fundraising Goal: $29,610

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Thank you for your support!

Current Project Underwriters:

HELEN J SERINI FOUNDATION
T47 INTERNATIONAL
MIKE DAVEY CHARITABLE FUND
REDEEMING LOVE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
CLARENCE & GLORIA WAYMAN
SARAH PLEBAN
JEFFERY McCROY
B.K. SIMON FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

#6 THE CLIPPERS FOR A CAUSE PROJECT 2018

The RBCF awards free Wahl Tapering Clippers to barber and beauty school students who volunteer their time providing no-charge grooming services to individuals experiencing homelessness or enrolled in college/university. Help us cover the cost of shipping and project management by donating using the button below!

Fundraising goal: $20,733

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Current project underwriter(s)

Joann R. Price, RBCF Chairperson