SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— Around back to school time when the barbershop industry is at its peak, a local barbershop goes against the grain to give back to the community. Jon Pettitt, a barber in the shop, has been a part of this tradition over the last 13 years. He thought that giving free haircuts would be a good way to give back to the community.
“We ended up getting so many tips. We decided the following year, we started the barbecue, and we decided to donate all the tips to a fundraiser,” Pettitt says.
In My Fathers Kitchen, a not-for-profit outreach organization, sets up opportunities to get the homeless off the streets and into a safe and comfortable environment.
During the duration of the event, people are encouraged to donate $10 to help the cause, but it is not required. Everything is completely free. In the month of August, Saving Face is donating $1 for each haircut.
The fundraiser is happening on Aug. 13, from noon – 4 p.m. at Saving Face Barbershop which is located at 4300 West Genesee Street. If you would like to donate, head over to the shop or head over to In My Fathers Kitchen’s website directly.