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Barber Michel Ibrahim gets a kick out of soccer gear donations

A West Vancouver haircutter has collected and sent 150 shipments, reaching an estimated 15,000 children in 24 countries, over the past two decades.

Citizen Shane finds a hardworking haircutter with serious side gig

In 1994, Michel Ibrahim began collecting and shipping soccer gear to kids across the world. 5:01

In 1993, Michel Ibrahim began a personal mission to get soccer gear to some of the kids who could use it the most.

Since then, he's sent 150 large shipments of donated gear, reaching an estimated 15,000 children in 24 countries—and he runs the whole operation out of his small West Vancouver barber shop.

Watch the video to find out what drove him to commence his curious crusade all those years ago.


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