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West Orange Partners with Local Barbershop and National Fatherhood Buzz Campaign for Father’s Day Giveaway Contest

By JESSICA GLICKER

June 11, 2014 at 10:23 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ -  The Township of West Orange is partnering with the Fatherhood Buzz Campaign and 8 to 8 Barber Shop for a Father’s Day Facebook Giveaway. Prizes will be offered to two applicants who enter the contest, which launched on Tuesday, June 10 and ends on Saturday, June 14.

The contest is part of the national campaign through President Obama’s Fatherhood Initiative, Fatherhood Buzz. Fatherhood Buzz is an effort to increase awareness around responsible fatherhood and parenting issues, and increase families access to support through local barbershops throughout the country. West Orange and participating business 8 to 8 Barbershop are partnering with this initiative to support barbershops in connecting dads with local resources to help build strong families.

Part of 8 to 8 Barber Shop’s mission, is to provide a community hub where individuals can benefit from meaningful relationships and help to those in need. The shop is located at 2 Northfield Avenue in West Orange.

Contestants can enter on the Township website at www.westorange.org/mydad.

Entrants can choose to win one of two prizes. The first option is to click on the ‘Father’s Day Simple Entry’ to win a haircut, hot towel razor shave and facial. The other option is to write a 100-word or less essay about ‘What Makes Your Father or Father Figure Great’ for a chance to win one of the following from 8 to 8 Barber Shop: 3 Month Unlimited Haircut Membership for applicant and dad, 2 haircuts for applicant and dad, or a haircut for the applicant and their father.

"We wanted to partner in this national campaign because while mothers play an equally important role, especially in nourishing and nurturing, fathers are the backbone of our communities. When fathers are not present there is often a societal breakdown and we want to help address that. This campaign helps affirm the role of "father." It's not just about honoring fathers, but helping fathers recognize and fulfill their role,” 8 to 8 Barber Shop owner Jason Robinson said.

Applications must be submitted before Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM EST. Winners will be chosen on Sunday June 15, 2014 and notified via email or phone.