East Canton, Ohio – Barbco, Inc., a capital equipment manufacturer in the horizontal boring, trenchless excavating, and underground manufacturing industries, decided to celebrate 30 years of being a family owned business by giving back to children in need of hope and support. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation was selected as a partner in this noble endeavor by the team at Barbco, Inc.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with the aim of raising funds to help find cures for children with cancer. The name of the foundation is not associated with a recognized Saint of the Catholic Church; but, is founded on word play and appropriation of the title of sainthood. Volunteers sponsored by family, friends, and employers shave their heads or “chop” their ponytails in solidarity with children who typically lose their hair during cancer treatment in order to raise funds.
The event, entitled Bald Is Beautiful at Barbco, Inc., was held on Wednesday, October 16th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm in the Barbco Employee Lunch Room which was converted into a Barber Shop for the event. Ironically, this date coincided with National Boss’s Day! What better to celebrate than having your Bosses shave their heads. Over 30 Shavees and about 100 guests/employees aka Non Shavees enjoyed the festivities which, in addition to the head shaving, included free coffee and donuts, 50/50 drawings, and special raffles. Moreover, special event t-shirts were available for free to the Brave Shavees and for sale to the general public.
The community came out strongly to support this first time ever event at Barbco, Inc. In addition to a dozen, passionate volunteers, fifteen Corporate Partners joined in to help! These generous organizations include SACS Consulting and Investigative Services, JB Jewelers, Kraft Fluid Systems, Alro Steel, NAPA Auto Parts, TRS Trenchless Rental Solutions, National Steel Tube, U.S. Shoring & Equipment, Peace Love & Little Donuts of Canal Fulton, Atwood Industries, Midwest Mole, and C. Massouh Printing Services.
At the time of this press release, we are nearly halfway to our ambitious goal of raising $10,000 for the children. Please take a look at the photo album to see the joyful smiles on all in attendance by clicking on this link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarbcoInc/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3355889007787141
We are wrapping up our collection efforts on November 15th and we have already begun planning for 2020!