Free haircuts, food and shoes for kids Dec. 20

The Jegna Klub will sponsor an event for free haircuts, food and shoes for up to 150 students in Wyandotte County schools on Dec. 20.

The event is for students in kindergarten through 12th grade in Wyandotte County schools, according to Moses Wyatt, CEO of the Jegna Klub.

The event will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, at the One Touch Building Maintenance Office, 221 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Students will receive a haircut from a licensed barber, as well as donated clothes, shoes and coats, and food, according to Wyatt.

There will be music, food, hygiene kits along with the donated shoes and clothes. There also will be a Career Introduction and Training Education signup, plus giveaways.

“We want to be the change we wish to see in our community,” Wyatt stated. “It is our belief the more we spend time building positive relationships with the youth in our community and show them that we understand, we care and we are consistently here for them, the more motivated they are to achieve. Studies have demonstrated that when a child feels good about their appearance and grooming it boosts their self-esteem, which in turn has a uniquely positive impact on the development and educational success of a child.”

Everyone attending will be wearing masks, he stated, and social distancing will be observed. There will be sanitizing.

Participating barber shops will include Purple Label, The Crown Suite and Chuck Smith Barbershop.

Community partners for the event include One Touch Building Maintenance, WAW Trucking Solutions, Open Arms, Premium Waters, P.R.I.D.E., SPOA, Taste of Flavor Popcorn and Bridge of Hope.

The club also sponsored a free community haircut earlier this year.

For more information, to RSVP or to sign up for the event, visit https://www.smore.com/chtsa or email moses.wyatt@thejegnaklub.org.

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