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Presidential Barbershop ‘We Got your Back’ giving haircuts and backpacks to school kids

Angel Maldonado, Owner of Presidential Barbershop
Angel Maldonado, Owner of Presidential Barbershop(Mia Johnson)
Published: Aug. 20, 2021 at 11:35 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Downtown business, Presidential Barbershop, is wanting to do more to support local youth, by hosting ‘We Got Your Back’, a community-wide incentive program to promote education through haircuts and backpacks.

Owner, Angel Maldonado, said alongside 18 other sponsors, they want to encourage children returning to school. Maldonado said he wants the program to expand past a yearly event and is in the process of making ‘We Got Your Back’ a community-led nonprofit organization.

The event will take place Sunday, Aug. 22nd at the Depot Plaza.

“We’re going to give backpacks to the kids. We want them to have a fresh cut to go back to school and have some type of motivation to want to go to school that day and be excited. With Covid and everything, it tore a lot of people down, it tore our community down and getting back together and bringing our community together for our children to give them some inspiration to want to go to school, be excited for the first day with a nice haircut and a new backpack to just feel good,” said Maldonado.

Maldonado said he is expecting a large crowd and recommends interested parties arrive early, because the haircuts and backpacks are first come, first served.

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