Free haircuts to be given Sept. 26

A free haircut, food and clothes event will be Sunday, Sept. 26.

The Community Haircut Social Round 4 event was originally scheduled in August but because of COVID-19, was rescheduled to September.

The Jegna Klub will give away haircuts, food, shoes and clothes from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, to up to 150 kindergarten through 12th grade Wyandotte County students.

The event will be held at the One Touch Building Maintenance Office Building, 221 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Licensed barbers will give free haircuts to the children.

Organizers of the event said they hope it will help boost self-esteem of the children, helping them to achieve more in their studies.

Masks and social distancing will be required at the event.

There will be music, haircuts, food, hygiene kits, donated shoes and clothes, Career Introduction and Training Education sign-up, plus giveaways.

Participating barbershops include Tino’s Chop Shop, Purple Label and the Crown Suite.

Community partners for this event include One Touch Building Maintenance, Dotte Mobile Grocer, WAW Trucking Solutions, Open Arms, Newt’s Unique Kitch, R and R Paseo Grill, Premium Waters, P.R.I.D.E., BPOA, Taste of Flavor, Helping Hands and Bridge of Hope.

Moses Wyatt Jr. is the founder and CEO of the Jegna Klub, a not-for-profit organization.

According to Wyatt, the previous three haircut events have provided a total of 306 haircuts, 400 hot meals, 175 sandwiches, 375 chips, 300 bottles of water, 275 drink pouches, 409 pairs of shoes, 147 pairs of socks, 869 articles of clothing, 192 food boxes and 172 food baskets.

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