BARBERS FOR BARBERS!
We would like to share a beautiful charity project we as BarberSociety together with many others just realised: the creation of a barbershop for the refugees on campus Kara Tepe on the Greek island Lesvos. This was a request of the charity organisation @because_we_carry. They already started there with haircuts under te name 'Brothers & Beards'. A place where men can put aside there misery for a while and feel a little ‘human’ again.
A sea container sponsored by @1922byjmkeune was shiped to Lesvos and together with creative agency @maak.amsterdam and @wiewathaar we managed to realise a fully equiped and painted barbershop in 3 days with a team of 18 people, including furniture of @1o1barbers and barber supplies of many other sponsors. Today the windows and doors were created,
made possible by donations!
On top of that, educators @ronalddebont (Groningen) and @nerobarbershop (Ermelo) gave a 3-day course to train the barbers, not only to learn/improve their skills but also that they are able to share their knowledge to others in the campus so that this initiative can run independent. . We, and the barbers of Kara Tepe, are really grateful 🏻! Next to our barbershop container, is a beautysalon situated that had a make-over aswell and where beauty courses were given by a topteam!
Many thanks for the donations and to our sponsors!! @1922byjmkeune , @1o1barbers , @wahlpronederland , @pivotpointnederland , @pivotpointbelgie , @barbicide_europe , @kyonescissors , @koosvanderbeek , @nancy_kapperspaal , @newyorkbarbershop !
To make this project durable on long term, donations are still highly appreciated!
Because We Carry (ANBI status): https://www.becausewecarry.org/doneren/ mentioning barbershop Lesbos.
Proud on this team:
@nerobarbershop , @ronalddebont , Ron van der Bend, @michaeljoseph_nl , @maritaheemskerk , @eline.at.keune , @ilhammestour , @barbraoliemans , @jacquelinevizee , team @maak.amsterdam
Check the photos for the result.
Photo credits: @michaeljoseph_nl #barbershop #creatingdignitythroughbarbershop #barbershopbecausewecarry #johnnydemolofficial - 5 hours ago