Aug 9, 2011 8:58 AM by Lauren Wilson

9th Annual Kuts for Kids and Stuff a Backpack

Event Name- 9th Annual Kuts for Kids and Stuff a Backpack

Organization- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and 100 Black Men of Greater Lafayette

Event Place
Acadiana Technical College Lafayette Campus
Event Date- August 14, 2011

Event Time- 10am- 3pm

Event Phone Number- (337) 230-5674, (337) 261-9866

Event Website-,

Event Information and Special Notes- Lafayette - On Sunday, August 14, 2011, 100 Black Men of Greater Lafayette and Cox Communications will host "Stuff A Backpack" in conjunction with the 9th Annual "Kuts for Kids," hosted by the Upsilon Rho Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. The event will take place at the Acadiana Technical College Lafayette Campus, located at 1101 Bertrand Drive, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The project's mission is to provide free haircuts and backpacks stuffed with new school supplies to kids ages 5 -13. Free haircuts and backpacks will be given to the first 250 kids. "We started this event in 2003 to help families in need get their kids prepared for school. This event has grown so much over the last eight years, and I'm thrilled that 100 Black Men has teamed up with us this year," said Joshua Guillory, a local barber and member of Omega Psi Phi. Guillory encourages other local barbers to help with Kuts for Kids. Those interested can call him directly at 337-230-5674. "We welcome anyone who wants to help that day," he concluded. Other partners include KRRQ 95.5, KNEK 104.7, Buffalo Wild Wings, Louisiana Army National Guard, and New York Life. Event goers will not only enjoy free haircuts, but also face painting, arts and crafts, and free hot dogs and hamburgers. To help prevent crimes against children, parents and guardians will receive free DNA and fingerprinting kits. Children will also be given anti-bullying messaging, courtesy of Cartoon Network. School supplies can be dropped off at Cox Communications, located at 1906 Eraste Landry Road between July 25 and August 12. 100 Black Men is seeking donations of loose leaf paper, 3-subject notebooks, glue sticks, Elmer's glue, hand sanitizer and 3-ring binders. Monetary donations may be sent to 100 BMOGL P.O. Box 61792, Lafayette, LA 70596. All funds collected will be used to purchase new school supplies.



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