With the school year about to begin, labor unions in the city are working together to provide free haircuts to kids so they look and feel fresh as they head back to homeroom.
Construction Union Laborers Local 79, the Greater New York Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust are partnering with Queensbridge Cutz, a Black and union member-owned barbershop.
Together they are handing out 150 vouchers for free haircuts for children 17 and under.
The initiative is particularly aimed at kids living at the Queensbridge Houses.
"With the pandemic going on, it's a lot of people facing financial difficulty, so we figured that this is our way of giving back to people in our community and our neighborhood,” said Robert James, a member of Local 731.
Families will have 30 days to use their vouchers to schedule a safe haircut at Queensbridge Cutz.