The first day of school is right around the corner and kids are getting prepared.
New Mount Zion Baptist Church took steps Wednesday to help some kids look their best by giving out free haircuts.
“When they look good, they feel good,” Outreach Coordinator Lisa Davis said.
Davis said giving boys a fresh haircut to start the school year can boost their confidence.
“Everybody’s looking at you to see what you got new over the summer,” Davis said. “They’re looking to see you got a new bag or if you got new shoes, if your hair is tight, as they say. It’s very important for them.”
Besides a new ‘do’, kids also picked out backpacks, socks and school supplies.
Bobby Hopkins brought his two sons to get their haircuts. He said the back to school fair means a lot to the community.
“It’s nice what they do for the community and help out every year for the people that [are] less fortunate” Hopkins said. “It makes a whole great difference starting the year off right.”
The church started the fair two years ago, reaching out to barbers to help.
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SOURCE: 13WIBW, Juan Cisneros