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!
#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.
2018 Project underwriter (s)
Redeeming Love Christian Fellowship
#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
2018 Project Underwriters
#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. Help us to maintain operations of the 5 station barber/beauty salon installed 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 place “NAF” in the memo section when making your pledge. Thank you!
Fundraising goal: $13,331
2018 Project Underwriters
Joann R. Price
William Mustin III
Kittamaquandi Community Inc.
Charles & Deborah Gideon
#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
Be sure to list “Haircuts for the Homeless Project” in the memo section
CURRENT PROJECT UNDERWRITER(S):
#5 MCVET GROOMING PROJECT
The RBCF installed a full-service barber/beauty salon at 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.
2018 Fundraising Goal: $29,610
Thank you for your support!
Current Project Underwriters:
HELEN J SERINI FOUNDATION
MIKE DAVEY CHARITABLE FUND
REDEEMING LOVE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
CLARENCE & GLORIA WAYMAN
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
Current project underwriter(s)
Joann R. Price, RBCF Chairperson
Who – Conscious Heads Barbering Bootcamp
What – Conscious Heads Barbering Bootcamp provides pre-apprenticeship training and matching services to graduating seniors ages 16-24 who did not have a post-secondary plan for their education.
When – Classes begin every five weeks though out the year with space for twenty individuals. Class attendance is one day per week. Class selection days are:
Sunday – 10am to 12pm & 1pm to 3pm
Monday through Wednesday 6pm to 8pm
Where – 219 E 25th St, Baltimore, MD 21218
Why – Every June graduating seniors from Baltimore City Public School filter into two and four year colleges/universities, military service, vocational school, full-time work or self-employment. However, there are always a certain percentage of graduates who HAVE NO PLANS AT ALL. RBCF & Conscious Heads Barbering Boot, manager Jabari Natur has been assessing these percentages at local area high schools in efforts to reduce the numbers at establishments with above average rates.
How – By offering pre-apprenticeship training and matching services for graduating or post graduate seniors we can dramatically increase their chances of obtaining an apprenticeship opportunity with a local Master Barber. Based on our survey of one-hundred local Master Barbers, we discovered that they are “highly likely” to accept an individual as an apprentice if they already have “some basic knowledge and skill” of the barbering profession.
You can sponsor a student who is unable to afford his or her pre-training by donating amount of any size. The cost of a student to complete the five week course is $500. When you make a donation you will receive a picture of your pre-apprentice student along with regular updates of his or her progress.
BE SURE TO LIST “CHBB” WHEN MAKING YOUR TAX DEDUCTABLE DONATION
Thank you for your support!