Hauppauge's Sport Clips, a men's barber shop that opened at 389 Nesconset Highway in July, is one of more than 1,100 Sport Clips locations nationwide that will seek to raise $575,000 for the company's annual “Help A Hero” fundraising campaign.
The campaign, which benefits the Veterans of Foreign Wars, starts Monday and runs through Veterans Day. The Help A Hero program started in 2007 and has supported the VFW's "Free Call Days," making more than 2 million calls home possible for deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members.
This year, the program will expand its focus to offer scholarships to veterans through the VFW’s Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship Program. Each scholarship will provide up to $5,000 of assistance to veterans who are pursuing an education at post-secondary institutions, including trade schools. Donations to Help A Hero will be collected at Sports Clips stores through Nov. 11, Veterans Day. In addition, Sport Clips will hold “The Biggest Haircut Day of the Year” on Veterans Day, when each store will donate a dollar from every haircut service to the VFW-administered scholarship program. Donations can also be made online here.
Haircuts are either by appointment or walk-in at Hauppauge's Sport Clips. The shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.haircutmenhauppaugeny.com