EDWARDSVILLE | Many students within the District #7 boundary are unable to receive a haircut before classes start in the fall so Edwardsville Township is hosting a free back-to-school haircut event – Back-to-School Cut Craze at the Main Street Community Center, 1003 N. Main St, Edwardsville – to address this need. This event is free to all students, ages 3-18, attending a school within District #7 boundaries and will take place on Saturday, August 8, from 10am-2pm.
A good haircut can have a positive psychological impact on many children in need. A new study conducted by Yale University concluded that a “bad hair day” affects more than just one’s appearance. A good haircut can help boost confidence, increase self-esteem, increase self-worth, and diminish social insecurities. “By providing children with a haircut before school starts we can help them begin the new school year with a positive attitude”, said Supervisor Frank Miles.
Haircuts will be free but limited to the first 150 students. Proof of residency will be required (driver’s license, utility bill, or voter’s registration card). “Many people believe that all of Edwardsville is rich or high society but there is low income behind the scenes and families that need assistance,” said Edwardsville Township Community Outreach Coordinator Christine Doty.
For more information about Back-to-School Cut Craze please contact Christine Doty at the Edwardsville Township office at 656-0292.
Edwardsville Township is comprised of the City of Edwardsville, Village of Glen Carbon and unincorporated areas just outside of these two municipalities. The Township Supervisor’s office is located at 300 West Park in Edwardsville and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday and Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Learn more about Edwardsville Township online at www.edwardsvilletownship.com or contact the Township Offices by phone at 618-656-0292.