Rudy's Barbershop Provides Hygiene for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

If you build it, they will come

May 22, 2017

The landmark Seattle barbershop Rudy's has been around for 25 years and in all those years, their ethos has consistently remained the same: to cater to the community with a neighborly attitude and quality service. Its communal aspect has spread its positivity in many ways, most notably with the LGBTQ community.

Rudy's has partnered with the It Gets Better Project, a worldwide movement that creates and inspires change in local communities to support LGBTQ youth. Through the new initiative, Rudy's will provide essential shower products for LGBTQ and homeless youth.

With the purchase of their latest 1-2-3 Showering System products, Rudy's will match a week's worth of the same products and donate them to a shelter that serves LGBTQ youth. The initiative, that was started in March 2017, will run until mid-June of this year. 

According to an American survey helmed by the Williams Institute at the UCLA Scool of Law, a staggering 40 percent of all homeless youth identify as LGBTQ and part of helping them get back on their feet starts with the basics. Rudy's pledge is a motivational and inspirational step in the best direction.

The humble barbershop chain makes everyone who comes into one of their many locations (there are 27 branches across the United States) feel at home and continuously strive to making strides to support their individual local communities by offering a helping hand to those in need.

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Elianna has a background in English literature and psychology and works as an editor and freelance wardrobe stylist. She writes on travel, fashion, food and inspiring people.