Donnelly Group launches giveback initiative with fifth Barber & Co location
To celebrate the opening of its fifth Barber & Co. location, Donnelly Group is proud to announce the launch of â€˜Cuts for a Causeâ€™ at all Barber & Co. barbershops â€“ a giveback initiative to boost the confidence of men and boys in Vancouver through complimentary barber services.
The Donnelly Group has partnered with Open Door Group, a non-profit organization that assists job-seekers living in the Downtown Eastside prepare for, find and keep work, as well as with Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. Open Door Groupâ€™s clients will receive a free shave and haircut prior to job interviews, and Big and Little Brothers will have access to a bonding experience in the barbershop environment.
â€œAs a local business, weâ€™re committed to supporting our community in whatever way we can,â€ said Jeff Donnelly, founder and President of Donnelly Group.
â€œWeâ€™ve seen how transformative a fresh cut and shave can be,â€ said Ian Daburn, one of Barber & Co.â€™s proprietors. â€œWe want to offer that to guys who just need a boost, whether itâ€™s someone going to a job interview or a Big and Little Brother duo looking to just hang out. Everyone has the right to look and feel good, and weâ€™re proud to be able to play a part in that.â€
Cuts for a Cause will launch at all five Barber & Co. locations: Cambie Village, Yaletown, Gastown, the Financial District and the brand new Main Street location.
â€œAside from providing a fantastic bonding opportunity for our Bigs and Littles, Cuts for a Cause stands to help our Littles instill a sense of pride in themselves,â€ said Valerie Lambert, Executive Director of Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver.
Linda Devlin of Open Door Group added, â€œWith some wonderful organizations offering a confidence boost to women in need, itâ€™s great to see an initiative that does the same for men. Weâ€™re delighted to be able to offer this service to our clients.â€
For more information, please visit: http://www.barberandco.ca/