On August 14th, the Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce and an Englewood based salon, Cuttn’ It Loose, are sponsoring a Cut-a-thon to provide free back-to-school haircuts for Englewood and Sheridan school students in need. In today’s tough economic conditions, families are working hard to make ends meet. The unfortunate statistic is that more than 40-60% of children in the Englewood and Sheridan School District go without a couple of meals on a daily basis and other basic needs, like haircuts, which are difficult to fit into family budgets.
For this back to school event, free haircuts will be provided to any student Pre-K through 12th grade. A food bank will also be established, anyone can donate a nonperishable food item or money in whatever denomination they see fit. All proceeds will support the milk program for kindergarten classes within Englewood/Sheridan and the food bank will support the Well-fed organization in Englewood. Well-fed provides children free and reduced breakfasts and lunches as well as healthy weekend meals for students deemed to need supplemental sources of food.
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The theme of the Cut-A-Thon is a carnival and will feature Star Wars troops, puppet shows, balloon characters, Englewood Assembly will be providing music, popcorn, ice-cream, and much more. The event will take place on Sunday, August 14, 2011 from 12-4 pm at 333 W Hampden in the Chase Bank Building North parking lot.