Getting a fresh look with "Back 2 School Cuts"

Published: Aug. 20, 2019 at 10:59 AM AKDT
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For kids in need, Monday's "Mr. C's 4th annual Back 2 School Cuts" program offered up an opportunity to get a fresh new trim before everyone returns to class for a new year.

Carnard Davis is the man known as "Mr. C" and this program was his idea. Before taking a job with the Mt. View Boys and Girls Club, Davis spent his younger years as a barber in Atlanta. For the man who was clipping curls as early as 13-years-old he noticed a simple problem with a simple solution, Davis saying "I saw that it was needed. I saw a lot of kids in the community that needed hair cuts."

In addition to the haircuts, the program H.U.G.G.S. donated backpacks and school supplies. "It makes a very big difference, to get a free cut, get them school supplies, so they can save money for some other things that they can use for their child." Said Davis.

Representatives from Genesis Barber Shop here in Anchorage and Yankee Barber, were eager to offer up their time to help the cause as well. Thanks to those efforts dozens of kids of various ages got clipped, trimmed, faded up and sent on their way with a clean new look and a little something to take home as they head into the new year.

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