On Aug. 5, Robert Banks, the supervisor at Excellent Line Barber Store in Ensley, Alabama, provided free haircuts and backpacks to 100 children in his group to assist them get a recent begin on the upcoming faculty yr. “Their look matter,” the barber stated to native information station WBRC. “The primary day of college is the most effective day of college.”
Banks used his personal cash for the third yr to arrange the Annual Again to School Help & Supplies occasion inside his store. He stated the aim of his generosity is to assist enhance children’ confidence and present them their potential.
“On this group, we now have a scarcity of schooling, excessive crime charge, so these youngsters are our future,” stated Banks. “So if we may give to the kids now, and allow them to see us giving again, after they become old, they’ll give again. It’ll be a cycle. It’ll be a change.”
He needs the kids to know they will stay out all of their goals whether or not that’s changing into a barber or mayor.
Banks additionally presents free haircuts to any pupil who maintains an A common all year long.