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 2020…
Number of projects performed to date: 35
Number of individuals served: 15,254
Number of haircuts performed: 19,552
Number of hairstyles performed: 3,106
Number of other grooming services performed: 2,928
Number of individuals able to attend their job interviews with a neat and clean appearance: 3,972
Number of individuals able to attend their new place of employment with a neat and clean appearance: 3,345
Number of individuals able to attend school with a neat and clean appearance: 7,323
OPERATING PROJECTS SINCE MARCH 2000!
SHELTERED WOMEN’S GROOMING PROJECT
We are proud to announce our HUM Sheltered Women’s Grooming Project. RBCF will be assisting with completing a full-service unisex salon exclusively for the 250 women and children who will occupy this newly constructed transitional housing facility. RBCF will ensure that the women have all of the necessary tools and supplies they need within the salon to provide regular grooming for themselves, their children, and fellow clients. The facility is located in South East Baltimore and is expected to begin operation in early 2022.
FOSTER PARENT VIRTUAL GROOMING PROJECT
RBCF is proud to announce our upcoming Foster/Adoptive Parent Virtual Grooming Project. During the next twelve months, RBCF will provide group and one-on-one virtual haircare training sessions for Anne Arundel County foster/adoptive parents. This project was created when we assessed that 40% of Anne Arundel County foster/adoptive parents lacked the proper grooming knowledge and skill when providing hair care for their foster children. We also discovered that 32% of children residing in foster care live in homes with parents of different races/ethnicities, which often contributes to the parents’ lack of knowledge and skill. Therefore, the goal of this project is to increase the grooming knowledge and skill of Anne Arundel County foster/adoptive parents concerning children of all races and ethnicities.
Be sure to list “FPVGP” in the memo section
In partnership with Rivals Barbershop in Odenton, Maryland, Rob’s Barbershop Community Foundation will offer no-charge haircuts to children currently in foster care or permanent adoptees. The children must be residents of Anne Arundel County, and the foster parent must present only one of the following at the time of service:
· Copy of their pre-service training certificate
· Agency Home Approval Certificate
· Valid AA County Foster Parent Association membership card
· Proof of adoption
The services will expire on December 31, 2021.
Appointments can be booked at: https://www.rivals2020.com/book
If you are an Anne Arundel County foster or adoptive parent in need of grooming training sessions you can inquire by using the link below
Helen J. Serini Foundation
Anne Arundel County Community Support
Wahl Clipper Corporation
Warner Elementary School Grooming Project
RBCF installed a full-service barber & beauty salon in the Elamea P. Warner Elementary School in Wilmington, Deleware. The project was created when we discovered that 73% of the student population possessed barriers to regular grooming services
B.K. Simon Family Foundation
The Meltzer Group Employee Giving Fund
Be sure to list “Warner Grooming Project” in the memo section
MACARTHUR MIDDLE SCHOOL GROOMING PROJECT
RBCF installed a full-service barber & beauty salon onsite at MacArthur Middle School. Located in Ft. Meade, Maryland this project was initiated when we assessed that 200 of the 950 students lacked access to regular grooming services.
Be sure to list “MMS Grooming Project” in the memo section
The Meltzer Group Employee Giving Fund
Rodney Farmer Sr.
Arundel Community Development Services
THE HOMELESS GROOMING 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 )
Be sure to list “Haircuts for the Homeless Project” in the memo section
CURRENT PROJECT UNDERWRITER(S):
BSU GROOMING PROJECT
RBCF acts as project manager of a full-service grooming center onsite at the Student Center on the campus of Bowie State University. The onsite grooming center allows all students a community space to provide grooming services to their fellow classmates
RBCF PARTNERSHIP PROJECT
This project was created when we measured that barber & beauty salons in Maryland fell below the national average when it comes to participating in activities that make grooming services accessible to target populations with barriers to regular hair care. This project’s goal is to increase the number of barber & beauty salons that participate in benevolent grooming activities. For the next 12 months, local area barber & beauty salons will be invited to participate via invitation from RBCF. Approved barber & beauty salons will receive resources and technical assistance to conduct their own benevolent grooming activities
T. Rowe Price Foundation