Three barber shops in the town of LaFayette are joining together to send kids back to school with free haircuts and backpacks.
The program is going into its fourth year and offers free haircuts and backpacks to students ranging from prekindergarten to the twelfth grade. The event was started by three classmates that wanted to give back to the community they came from.
Pastor Gregory Sutton runs one of the barber shops involved. He says he hopes they can act as an example to the students of how to use your talents to benefit the community.
“We try to give them an example of somebody that came from where they came from, went to the same school that they are attending now and show them that you can be successful in your life. We love what we do, we love the kids and we just want them to start off on the right foot for the year.”
Pastor Sutton says in the three previous years, they have given no less than 100 haircuts per year to students around the area.
The event is happening today at J.P Powell Middle School in LaFayette from 9 a.m. to noon.