The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Cuts before classes

Tyna Guthrie
Lisa McKee wields a clipper on a student during the “Give Back with Cuts” benefit at her Winchester, Va., salon.

Some 325 schoolchildren got free haircuts from McKee and her 14 stylists on Aug. 16 at the fourth annual event that the member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Winchester, has sponsored for families in need.

“The day’s a fun fair, with food, drinks, a moon bounce, clowns and race cars from the nearby Winchester Speedway,” McKee said. “We provide the children with all their school supplies, a haircut—and the confidence to go back to school.”

McKee said she works with the local schools in inviting kids to make appointments for the haircuts.

Each of the stylists takes care of about 40 of the school-bound clients, volunteering their time. “It’s a great way to give back to the community,” McKee said.


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