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HPD and Volunteers help returning students

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With children starting classes again in school districts this week, officers of the Houston Police Department and volunteers helped local students go back to school in style.

HPD's Community Outreach Unit, dubbed the "Blue Crew," joined volunteers in donating their time and talent to children returning to school on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 25).

The 5th Annual "Look Good, Feel Good" event provided free haircuts, styling, backpacks and other school supplies to Houston area students. The event lasted between two and three hours and had many people attending all locations.

Parents and children attended the event at four locations being, Morefield Boys and Girls Club at 5950 Selinsky,
Fort Bend Boys and Girls Club at 5525 Hobby Rd, YWCA of Houston, 6309 Martin Luther King Blvd and The Star of Hope: Transitional Living Center at 6801 Ardmore.

Spanish-speaking officers and volunteers were available at the Morefield Boys and Girls Club location and other locations. Children who were interested in getting a free haircut went to the Boys and Girls Club locations or the YWCA of Houston.

There were also a couple of local salons in southwest Houston that joined the effort by offering free haircuts and snacks for students. HPD officials said the purpose of the event is also to give children extra confidence on the first days back in the classrooms.