“You’ve got to give grace,” Oklahoma City barbershop giving kids free back-to-school haircuts

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Getting the kids ready to head back to school can be tough for parents on a budget, which is why one local man is giving back to the community.

Inside Divine Master Cutz salon, barbers and stylists are busy at work giving kids the star treatment.

"I've been shaped to help others. If you want love, you got to show love. If you want grace, you've got to give grace," said, Roger B. Nealy, the owner of Divine Master Cutz.

That philosophy is why Nealy, a Sgt. 1st Class in the U.S. Army, is providing those hair cuts free of charge.

He says he's a father and started DMC Kids, a nonprofit organization, to give back to families.

"I understand the struggle with our economy, different things going on and sometimes, it's not that we did something wrong, things just went wrong," he said.

Tamiko Roberts, a mother of five, is appreciative of the free service. Her kids not only left the salon with a new style, but also some school supplies.

Divine Master Cutz is hosting DMC Kids Day on Monday, Aug. 15 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at their location near S.W. 82nd and Pennsylvania Ave.

They will be giving free haircuts for boys and free washes and styles for girls.

They also have about 100 backpacks to give out to kiddos for this school year.