Our Mission:

 To provide comprehensive management for 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 2018…

Number of projects performed to date: 28      Number of  individuals served: 13,038

Number of haircuts performed: 16,910

Number of hairstyles performed: 2,991

Number of other grooming services performed: 2,888

Number of individuals able to attend their job interviews with a neat and clean appearance: 3,954

Number of individuals able to attend their new place of employment with a neat and clean appearance: 3,324

Number of individuals able to attend school with a neat and clean appearance: 7,155

OPERATING PROJECTS SINCE MARCH 2000!

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2019 PROJECTS

HairAid Project 

Hair Aid Inc. (Australia)  and Rob’s Barbershop Community Foundation (USA) would like to announce their partnership which supports the work Hair Aid Inc does, teaching people living in critical poverty, and women rescued from the sex trade, drug lords, and critically violent situations, basic hair cutting skills.  Women learn these skills, and then they are provided a small toolkit, which allows them to create their own micro business.  This means they have a pathway out of poverty, away from crime and violence, and control of their own lives.

This valuable partnership between Hair Aid and Rob’s Barbershop Community Foundation means that donations from the United States manufacturers and companies can now be facilitated and managed through an official fiscal Sponsorship Agreement, which will increase opportunities for donations, resources, as well as the repurposing of valuable tools.

*DONT FORGET TAG YOUR DONATION  “HAIR AID” IN THE MEMO BOX WHEN MAKING YOUR GIFT

*If this is a “GOLDEN TICKET”  donation please identify this in the memo box as well

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#Ugandan 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”

Project Underwriters:

Jeffery McCroy

Linda Earthly Powell

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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: $23,366

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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

T Rowe Price Foundation 


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: $21,868

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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

T ROWE PRICE FOUNDATION


MACARTHUR MIDDLE SCHOOL GROOMING PROJECT

RBCF will be installing 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.

Project Underwriter 

The Meltzer Group


SHELTERED PET 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.

This same project also provides free groomin kits to agencies that house canines in need of shelter and daily care

By making grooming services accessible to this population we can expect a measurable increase in their foster and adoption rates. Please help us obtain the needed equipment, supplies, contractors and personnel to complete this project!

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

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2018 Project Underwriters

Linda Earthly-Powell

Bay Country Floors

Vincent Price

Pumphrey Plumbing

Combined Federal Campaign

Maryland Charity Campaign


THE REAL LIFE GROOMING PROJECT

               

RBCF will provide and maintain haircutting kits that will enable grooming services for 270 individuals who are exiting incarceration, experiencing homelessness and/or battling a substance abuse disorder

Be sure to designate to “Real Life” when making your donation to maintain barber tools and supplies to this organization

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Project Underwriters

Joann R. Price


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 )

Fundraising Goal: $2,000

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

CURRENT PROJECT UNDERWRITER(S):

Walmart Store #3490

Sam’s Club Store #6357


CLIPPERS FOR A CAUSE

Due to a renewed agreement with Wahl Clipper Corporation, RBCF will be able to continue the CLIPPERS FOR A CAUSE PROJECT through 2019. This means that we will be able to grant 84 barber/beauty school students who volunteer their time with a free #Wahl tapering clipper. The Clippers for a Cause Project was created in November 2016 to increase access to grooming for target populations by encouraging volunteerism early in a grooming professional’s career. To date, we have awarded 114 barber/beauty school students nationwide with a free tapering clipper. These same students provided 1,428 haircuts as a volunteer activity to receive their new clipper. Help to support the shipping and management cost. Please be sure to type “Clippers for the Cause” in the memo section when making your donation. 

Fundraising Goal: $2,000

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Thank you!

   

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