AUGUST 15, 2018 An Alabama barber gave free haircuts and backpacks to kids in his community to ensure they look […]
AUGUST 15, 2018
An Alabama barber gave free haircuts and backpacks to kids in his community to ensure they look their best on the first day of school.
Robert Banks, the manager at the Perfect Line Barber Shop in Ensley, Alabama, took money out of his pocket to buy 100 free backpacks for kids in his community. He also gave out free haircuts to the kids.
“Their appearance matters,” Banks told WBRC. “The first day of school is the best day of school.”
WBRC reported that this year is the third year Banks would be organising the back to school suppot and supplies. It’s one he said can change the future of this community just by showing these kids their potential.
“In this community, we have a lack of education, high crime rate, so these children are our future,” said Banks. “So if we can give to the children now, and let them see us giving back, when they get older, they’ll give back. It’ll be a cycle. It’ll be a transformation.”
Banks said it’s not just about the schools supplies and haircuts. It’s about the feeling these kids leave with.
“Seeing the children smile out there playing, that makes my day right there. That’s all I need to do,” said Banks as he cut a boy’s hair who gave a sudden grin. “See that little smirk he just did right there? That’s all I need to see right there. That little smile.”