Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Barber and stylist volunteers needed

In the spirit of giving and sharing, several events are scheduled or currently ongoing that pair the local beauty and wellness community with area philanthropies.

The Million Youth March of Charlotte will hold a free beauty and barber event for area students starting at noon on Dec. 7 at McClintock Middle School, 2101 Rama Road.

Event contact Keema Bouyer said they still need volunteer barbers, stylists and nail technicians to donate their services and time. Organizers are also asking attendees to bring a new or gently used, unwrapped toy to donate to a local agency for the holidays.

The event is open to youth ages 13 to 25, and attendees should arrive no later than 2:30 p.m. in order to get a cut or style. Those interested in volunteering should contact organizers by the end of day Friday.

Charlotte’s Million Youth March is scheduled for May 3. Modeled after the Million Man March of October 1995 in Washington D.C., concerned citizens locally will host the march this spring that aims to raise awareness of youth violence and how to prevent more deaths. Organizations geared toward youth ages 13-25 – such as churches city/county programs and job recruiters – are encouraged to get involved.

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And through Dec. 21, Headlines Barbershop is hosting a drive to collect hygiene products for The Salvation Army Center of Hope Shelter on Spratt Street. Every individual that arrives at the shelter receives a hygiene pack that includes everyday toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant and razors.

Headlines owner Derrick Bennett said it’s important for the local business to give back to the community. “Each of us has been so blessed in different ways and we should make it habit to share those blessings with others who may be down on their luck.”

This collection drive is one of several events that have been part of a giving-back initiative the barbershop started earlier this year. In July, Headlines hosted a food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and said they collected more than 700 pounds of food donations.

To participate in the hygiene product drive, organizers said new products of any size (travel or full-size) are needed and welcome. Items may be dropped off at Headlines Barbershop, 5309-A E. Independence Blvd. For additional details: 704-537-1510,

Happy Thanksgiving.


Porter Daniel said...

This is another valuable and necessary information you posted here. If there could be any chance to attend then I've a wish to participate. But that chance may not be available right now. Right??
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