It was February 2018, and I was running super late for an important pitch meeting for a big account. I was stressed and anxious about closing the deal. I parked in the underground lot and hightailed it up the stairs to the street for the short walk to work. As I looked up, I saw a disheveled man with an oversized jacket standing at the corner.
Salvation Army - New Hope Leslieville
Good-bye hairy chin pets
It’s unclear why so many men have chosen to socially distance from their razors, making ‘quarantine beards’ a thing, when proper maintenance of a beard can be worse than the daily shave routine.
Whether you choose stubble over clean shave, lumberjack over groomed, or you get crazy with a goatee, it’s your choice. The challenge is when men need to endure a hairy face because the cost of razors and shaving cream is too much. Some of the folks from the New Hope Leslieville Shelter are itching (literally) to do away with their beards but can’t afford to shave.
How you can help
We’re pooling funds for shaving cream and razors for those looking to say good-bye to their hairy chin pets and put a bare face forward this year.
More Details: Salvation Army - New Hope Leslieville
New Hope Leslieville is a Salvation Army men’s shelters. The newly renovated 60-bed facility opened on January 8, 2018 to provide shelter and meals, supportive counselling, housing placement and follow up support services and referrals to employment and rehabilitation agencies for men experiencing homelessness. It is the continuation of 40 years of work at Hope Shelter previously located at College & McCaul.