Perez helping kids buy school supplies

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ROCHELLE ­— Vinny’s Barber Shop is holding a fundraiser to help ease the financial impact many families face when it comes time to buy school supplies.
All sales and tips generated on Tues., Aug 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. will be used to purchase school supplies that will be donated to Rochelle Elementary School Dist. 231.
Barber shop owner Vinny Perez said they accept appointments, but walk-in customers are certainly welcome.
“We will be here all day…we will squeeze in everyone regardless,” Perez said. “Every last dollar we earn, tips included, will be used for the school supplies.”
Perez said a goal of $400 has been established, which he says will buy “a lot of school supplies.”
Donations of school supplies as well as monetary donations will also be accepted that day.
“I’m excited. I know how tough things can be for some, and thought why don’t we help — give back to the community,” Perez added.
Vinny’s Barber Shop is located at 517 Fourth Ave., Rochelle. For more information call 815-562-2621.