Rob’s Barbershop Community Foundation provides comprehensive management for donors who support projects that make grooming services accessible to targeted populations with barriers to regular hygienic care.
AS OF YEAR-END 2023…
Number of projects performed to date: 49
Number of individuals served: 17,698
Number of haircuts performed: 23,174
Number of hairstyles performed: 4,024
Number of other grooming services performed: 4,983
Number of individuals able to attend their job interviews with a neat and clean appearance: 4,178
Number of individuals able to attend their new place of employment with a neat and clean appearance: 3,544
Number of individuals able to attend school with a neat and clean appearance: 8,281
OPERATING PROJECTS SINCE MARCH 2000!
T.I.M.E. GROOMING PROJECT
RBCF installed two full-service single-station and one portable barber/beauty salon onsite at the T.I.M.E. Organization located in Baltimore and Glen Burnie. T.I.M.E. is an outpatient mental health clinic that provides supportive housing for adults and adolescents. The full-service barber/beauty salon will provide no-charge hair care to the 21% (or 923) of their clients who need access to regular grooming services.
CAMPUS HAIR PROJECT
RBCF works directly with students on college campuses who seek to make grooming services accessible to their classmates who lack access to regular hair care. We support college students with apprenticeships, opportunities, financial support, supplies, and technical assistance concerning safety and compliance. We are currently working with students on the campus of the Universities of Maryland and New Haven, and Bowie State University.
Wal Mart Foundation
PROTECTIVE HAIR PROJET
RBCF partners with the Belo Consulting Group to increase the knowledge of targeted groups concerning Maryland’s version of the C.R.O.W.N Act. Under House Bill (HB) 1444/Senate Bill (SB) 531, Maryland employers are prohibited from discriminating against individuals based on “certain traits associated with race, including hair texture and certain hairstyles.
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Diane Bell McCoy
Pet Grooming Support Project
RBCF supports activities that make grooming support services accessible to target pet populations with barriers to regular hair care. Serval zip codes in the Baltimore metropolitan area do not have pet grooming salons in their neighborhoods. Therefore, RBCF seeks to provide supplies, equipment, and personnel to local pet shelters, programs, and grooming training sessions for citizens in low-income communities.
Barber Internship Project
RBCF is partnering with Kendricks Barbershop to remove barriers for Anne Arundel County Public School (AACPS) students seeking to enter the barbering profession. Currently, 34 AACPS students must still be selected to enter their barbering vocational program. Therefore, RBCF & Kendricks will provide waiting list students with the necessary training hours to qualify for their State Board of Barbers examination.
Helen J. Serini Foundation