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In the beginning, Michael gave free haircuts the weekend before the school year started, to children in need. He knew this would boost their self-esteem, making the students more apt to learn and make friends, rather than face tensions and being targeted for bullying, all in the first days of the new school year. Through faith, determination and creativity, Michael Making Lives Better (MMLB) produces a back2school weekend like non other every August.

First, Friday’s Family Resource Fair, is the day that makes essential services available to the families free of charge, such as: dental and physical exams, health and wellness, financial advocacy, and educational programs to name a few. Saturday’s event is the Back2School Free Haircut Day, where MMLB host barbers and cosmetologist from barbershops, salons and schools of Cosmetology from all over Erie County, giving many students their first haircut of the new school year. This day is a favorite for students because there are so many fun activities, games, giveaways, prizes and food, before and after the student’s haircut.

You have the option to get involved, much like many of the individuals, businesses, and community agencies who’ve answered the call to help make lives better. To make a financial contribution click on the┬ádonation tab.