Charlene Steiner, or “Char” of Char’s Barber Shop, has seen it all and cut it all. “We’ve had customers as young as three months old, to 100-years-old,” says Steiner. For nearly 18 years, Char’s Barber Shop has been a great place to get your hair done and, of course, catch up on the latest town news and gossip.

Unfortunately, the pandemic has been especially hard on barber shops and salons. “We’ve been used to being very busy over the years and regularly see hundreds of customers per month,” says Steiner. “After having to shut down and restart, business has been very slow and – understandably – people are a little apprehensive to get their hair cut these days.”

Yet the need for haircuts continues and Char’s is working to meet that need. When Steiner’s banker approached her about getting involved in the Pass It On Project, she knew just what to do. “We are passing it on to the senior centers in Buckley and nearby Enumclaw by providing free haircuts,” says Steiner. “We’ve supported them for 16 years and with help from Columbia Bank we are going to make sure these wonderful people look their best, pandemic or not!