Those who are homeless can get free haircuts through June 22 at the USS Kidd Veterans Museum, 305 S. River Road, Baton Rouge.

Local hairstylists Kara Chiasson and Kara Richard have started “The Giving Project USA — Haircuts for Homeless,” through which they hope “to inspire people to use the skills God gave us to give back to those in need,” said Chiasson. “It allows us to show compassion and love to people who may not feel those things on a daily basis.”

The free haircuts, which will be offered in the museum’s administrative offices, will be available from 9 a.m. to noon through June 22. Bag lunches will be offered to those receiving a haircut.

According to Randy Nichols with the Capitol Area Alliance for the Homeless, there are more than 900 homeless people living in Baton Rouge at any given time. Temperatures in the capitol region can reach 100 degrees or more during the summer months, and many homeless people cannot afford to get haircuts.

“We’re thrilled to be able support such a great initiative,” said USS KIDD Executive Director Alejandra Juan. “The Giving Project ties well into KIDD’s mission which focuses on education, information and advocacy. We are proud to help support this incredibly needed movement and hope that it will inspire other young professionals to give back to our community.”

For more information, contact the USS KIDD Crew at (225) 342-1942.