Our Mission:

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!

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2021 PROJECTS

PREP SCHOOL GROOMING PROJECT

RBCF is proud to announce our new Prep School Grooming Project. We will install equipment for a full-service barbershop onsite at the Ron Brown College Prep High School (NE Washington, D.C) during this school year. This project was formed when we assessed that 80% (200) of their student population lacked access to regular hair care.

Project Underwriters

TBA


ELEMENTARY EDUCATION GROOMING PROJECT

We are proud to announce our Elementary Education Grooming Project! Located at Annapolis Elementary School, RBCF will be assembling a portable barber/beauty salon set-up that can be shifted around to various locations within the building. Annapolis Elementary School is home to 200 enrolled students, with 20% identified as lacking access to regular grooming services. The setup will be complete with eight portable styling chairs, eight rolling stations, grooming utensils, hair products, a portable shampoo bowl, and the proper electrical equipment. Elementary school staff, volunteers, and contracted professionals will provide regular grooming services to the student population.

Project Underwriters

Helen J. Serini Foundation

Holiday Pest Control


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.

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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

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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, Howard or Frederick County foster or adoptive parent in need of grooming training sessions you can inquire by using the link below

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ParentConsult

PROJECT UNDERWRITERS

Helen J. Serini Foundation

Chaney Foundation

Walmart 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

Project Underwriter

B.K. Simon Family Foundation

The Meltzer Group Employee Giving Fund

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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

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Project Underwriter 

The Meltzer Group Employee Giving Fund

Rodney Farmer Sr.

Kenneth Katzen

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 )

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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

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PROJECT UNDERWRITERS

T. Rowe Price Foundation


   

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