CCT held it’s yearly Back In Style event on Thursday, August 25th. The annual back to school event helps children with incarcerated parents prepare for the new school year by providing school supplies, school uniforms, and free haircuts and hair styles.
This year we served more than 90 families, provided bookbags and school supplies 220?children, 85 free hair cuts, and 39 uniform sets! Forty schools were represented and we had 32 volunteers.
CCT estimates that 5,000 children in Mecklenburg County have a parent who is currently incarcerated, and 10,000 more have experienced parental incarceration at some point. Parental incarceration increases the risk of children living in poverty, and we see this with our clients every day. For many, back to school shopping is major financial strain, which is why we started Back In Style 6 years ago.
Thank you to the many many individuals, churches, and groups who donated items, our amazing volunteer barbers and stylists, and all of the other volunteers who served, as well as our sponsors who provided food and drink.
Gillespie’s Barber and Styling
Exclusive Cuts Barbershop
New Waves of Joy
Myers Park Mustangs
Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance
Food Provided By