HIMC Barber Studio Offers Haircuts and School Supplies to Students
On August 4th, 2019 from 1 pm to 5 pm, local students are invited to HIMC Barber Studio “Back to School with HIMC” to pick up a backpack filled with new school supplies, a free haircut and enjoy a light BBQ lunch before the start of the 2019-2020 school year.
Derek Hernandez, the owner of HIMC Barber Studio, explained he started the program as a “way to give back to the community.” He understands that the start of the school year can be overwhelming for many families. To alleviate some of the pressures of back to school, Hernandez explained that the gift of a fresh haircut and a new backpack full of unused supplies can set the school year off right for students.
The event is open to the public, however, the gifts of the supplies and backpacks are kept for students ranging from 5 years old to 14 years old, or students who are enrolled in elementary and middle school.
HIMC Barber Studio has 7 barbers, all who donate their afternoons to giving haircuts to kids. Hernandez purchases the backpacks himself, while one of his clients provides all of the supplies. Another long-term customer of HMIC Barber Studio provides hamburgers, hotdogs, and all the fixings for a small BBQ lunch that the community can enjoy on the day of the event.
Last year, HIMC Barber Studio provided 100 backpacks and 60 haircuts to students in the community. This year, Hernandez is excited to see the event grow. He wants everyone to know they are invited to be a part of the giveaway and encourages everyone, “Just come and enjoy the day!”
Recognizing that school can be a fun period of life for students, Hernandez also understands that for some students, school can be a constant uphill battle. His advice, “Don’t give up. Keep working. We all have a talent to share.”
To attend the event, visit HMIC Barber Studio on August 4th, 2019 from 1 pm to 5 pm. HIMC is located at 3136 Contra Loma Blvd. For more questions, call Derek at (925) 238-0059 or visit the webpage http://www.himcbarberstudio.com/ for more information.