Dogpatch Barber Shut Down Relief Fund

First off, we at the Dogpatch Barber and Shave want to thank all of you for your love and support during this time, as well as throughout the years. We've received a ton of messages expressing support. We've also had several inquiries regarding purchasing gift cards for future haircuts, as well as electronic prepayments for haircuts. Anything helps, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

The pandemic has clearly affected the Barbershop, in addition to several small businesses worldwide. Our livelihoods depend on working closely with our clients, but with social distancing and shelter in place, house calls and working at off-site locations are now prohibited and are unsafe.

Being independent contractors and independent business people, we don't have the luxury to be paid by an employer during disasters such as this one. As barbers, we've taken pride in being independent entrepreneurs, and building our individual businesses from the ground up. We've also taken pride in not asking for handouts ever nor asking for favors or monies from people as it goes against our core values as independent barbers. We just simply didn't prepare for such a disaster like the one we are all going through, hence why we've decided to begin this Fund.

We're asking for your help during this crazy time. We’ve been grateful to be a part of the Dogpatch community for the last 6 years. We've had the pleasures of giving back to the Dogpatch and Bayview communities over the years, as well as San Francisco as a whole. A little goes a long way. We all have loved ones to provide for. There truly is no timetable for our return, nor do we know how long this will continue.

My name is Christopher Eliares, owner and barber at the Dogpatch Barber and Shave. I'm born and raised in San Francisco, CA. Beside me are 14 of the hardest working, most passionate Barbers around. We are all about our community. All we know is taking care of our clients and making them feel like family when they come to the Barbershop. I'm asking for any sort of contribution that will go towards my Barbers for general living expenses. We can ASSURE that your generosity will not be taken for granted, and that we will continue to take care of all of you as soon as we can get back behind our chairs.

Thank you once again,
Dogpatch Barbers
  • Janica de Gracia 
    • $20 
    • 3 mos
  • Michael Rhea 
    • $200 
    • 21 mos
  • Danté Taylor 
    • $100 
    • 22 mos
  • Grant Freese 
    • $50 
    • 22 mos
  • Edgar Gee 
    • $50 
    • 22 mos
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Fundraising team: Dogpatch Barbers (15)

Christopher Eliares 
San Francisco, CA
Ben Violago 
Team member
Cornelius Hankins 
Team member
Jack Chang 
Team member
Jamal Jones 
Team member
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