Chicago Police Treat K-12 Students To Free Hair Cuts

Andy Dahn
August 27, 2019 - 9:59 am

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A group of West Side barbers and stylists were working their magic free of charge on Monday to help some young Chicagoans get ready for a new school year.

The 15th District Chicago Police station was buzzing as students, grades K-12, were treated to free, back-to-school haircuts and styling.

Officer Jose Sanchez helped organize the event.

"We're able to reach the parents and they instill that we're on their side and we're working together," he said. "Then the kids grow up and realize that we're all a team. So I think by the parents acknowledging to the kids that we're out here to work together, it's just outstanding for everybody in the community."

Jeremy brought his three young sons to the event, and said the cost can take a major toll on his wallet.

"We're talking like $60 a week," he said. "That's a killer. So this helps us out a lot. Normally, we grow my kids hair because it's cheaper."

One of several barbers who gladly volunteered to help out was Herb Harrington of Herb's Barber Shop.

"You feel good about it. You're taking care of people that take care of you, because a lot of these people come to our shop."