Why We Do It

Free Haircuts Can Make a Big Difference

We're dedicated to helping the homeless in Fort Lauderdale, FL and beyond

There is more to our free haircuts than a way to stay neat and clean. Backpack Barber Foundation is dedicated to inspiring hope and change in the lives of homeless individuals. Fort Lauderdale, FL and the surrounding areas have many outstanding attractions, but our homeless population goes largely unnoticed in day-to-day life. That's why we take the time to talk with our less fortunate neighbors and listen to how they feel.

Homeless people are humans just like us. Our free haircuts are a way to restore their dignity and ultimately their sense of humanity.

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The partners we support

Addressing homelessness takes more than haircuts. Our nonprofit organization partners with like-minded organizations to fully address the needs of our homeless neighbors. We work with:

  • The Broward Partnership: The Broward Partnership is the largest homeless services provider in Broward County. They provide an array of health, housing and social services for men, women and families with children experiencing homelessness.
  • Jack and Jill of America, Inc.: Jack and Jill of America, Inc. helps underprivileged and at-risk youth. We provide free haircuts on the first Monday of every month. In exchange, the kids read us a book.
  • HANDY Inc.: HANDY Inc. helps individuals ages 9 through 25 who have been removed from their homes due to domestic violence, abandonment and other forms of abuse.
  • The Fort Lauderdale City Hall Commission Chambers: Homeless individuals are invited to come to this location every Wednesday to interact with several homeless services organizations and nonprofits. We are there every Wednesday to provide free haircuts.

For more information about our partners, call 754-300-7149.