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

#1Ugandan Grooming Project

RBCF is proud to announce our UGANDAN GROOMING PROJECT! Starting October 2018 until December 31, 2019 we will be contracting barbers to provide no-charge haircuts to school age children in the city of Kampala in Uganda, Africa. This project was created when we assessed that approximately 687 school aged children in the districts of Jinja, Wakiso and Entebbe could not afford regular grooming services. These students are required to attend school with a haircut, however average household incomes are only $300 per month. Therefore, the measurable outcome of the project will be to increase the number of students who now able to attend school with a neat and clean appearance. Project manager and barber (pictured) Nsubuga Nelly Sade will be organizing bi-weekly grooming services at schools in each village. The cost of providing a haircut to one male or female student in literally $1!!!

Please mark your gift “Ugandan Grooming Project”

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#2 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

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2018 Project Underwriters

Joann R. Price

Sheila Moody

William Mustin III

Kittamaquandi Community Inc.

Jeffery McCroy

Sarah Pleban

Charles & Deborah Gideon

Mary McManus


#3 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

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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

#4Foreign 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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2018 Project underwriter (s)

Redeeming Love Christian Fellowship


#5 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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2018 Project Underwriters

Linda Earthly-Powell


#6 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):

Kimmy Bryant

Linda Earthly-Powell

 


#7 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!

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Current project underwriter(s)

Joann R. Price, RBCF Chairperson


#8FISCAL SPONSORSHIP 

 Conscious Heads Barbering Bootcamp

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.

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.

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

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Thank you for your support!