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Joey Cuts (@JoeyCuts): Impacting the Community 1 Turkey & 1 Cut At a Time!

Monday, November 24, 2014Ava Bella

It's that time again, the season for giving! For the past few years I've seen a young man in the Kansas City, MO community affect positive change as well as impact the community and beyond with his generosity, professionalism, and the genuineness of his kind heart. So many times we don't see the positives. With Joseph Thomas, known all over the city as Joey Cuts, that is not the case. He talks about it, and he IS about it!

You can see the impact of his annual Fresh Cut Fresh Start (#FCFS - see the video below) that he holds just before the school year begins that gives a fresh cut and perspective to countless youth returning to school that may not otherwise have something many take for granted, a fresh hair cut. This isn't all that Joey and the Know Joey? Foundation do. Each year, just as the holiday season gets under way, he challenges area businesses and the community as a whole to donate turkeys for the annual #TurkeyTuesday challenge.

The 8th annual Turkey Tuesday, a 24hr., challenge to the city to help provide turkeys and non perishables, is a challenge for local businesses, organizations, churches, community leaders, family and friends to help The Know Joey? Foundation reach the goal of 1000 turkeys. Donations will be distributed to several entities that the foundation partners with. Organizations like Operation Breakthrough, The Guadalupe Center, Harvesters and Salvation Army just to name a few.

On November 26th collection sites for Turkey Tuesday are :

  • 180V Barber Salon at 1805 Vine St. in the Historic Lincoln Building. 816.221.1805 This will be a 24hr. Drop off location.
  • The Annex by AO Salon 236 NE Chipman Rd. Lee Summit, Mo. 816.462.5288
  • Sass Parlor Beauty Salon 10215 Missouri 350 Raytown Mo. 64138 
  • Ricks Barbershop 6423 Quivira Rd. Shawnee Mission Rd. KS 913.268.3944
  • Purple Label 11934 W 119th Overland Park, KS 913.317.1300
  • Mr. Eric Williams of Clippin 2 Please 3211 State Ave. Kansas City KS, beginning at 8am. 913.371.9995 This will be a 24hr. Drop off location.

The Know Joey? Foundation Presents: The 8th Annual Kansas City Celebrity Classic Week is ‘The Know Joey? Foundations’ biggest community service outreach presented to the Kansas City area. Joseph Thomas, founder of The Know Joey? Foundation is planning a week of events, November 24th - November 30, 2014. 

This challenge is apart of 4 core community initiatives; Grooming For Success Camp, Fresh Cut Fresh Start Back to School Community Challenge, The Kansas City Celebrity Classic Week and The Turkey Tuesday Community Challenge established through the foundation. 

Additionally, this years’ 7th Annual Kansas City Celebrity Classic Week (#KCCCW) expectations are even greater! Be sure to take part in one of these events to support this cause and the community in which we live!

For more information about The Know Joey? Foundations ( and its’ 8th Annual Turkey Tuesday Community Challenge please visit or contact President, La Donna Adams, at 816.772.8534. For more information and sponsorship opportunities with The Kansas City Celebrity Classic Week 2014 please visit or contact Ronica Smith at or 816.507.1113.

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About Ava...

Ava Bella is a singer, songwriter, and author originally from Kansas City, Missouri who has spent the last 3 years playing dates around the US alongside international acts like Morris Day & The Time, Estelle, and Luke James, Hip Hop artists like icon Masta Ace, DJ Marco Polo, The Knux, and GLC, as well as mentors @KCPL and James Christos(both of The Anarchy Movement). Now a touring musician and MUSICpreneur, she's also acted as a consultant to indie and unsigned artists and labels as CEO and founder of Assilem Music & Media Group, an advocate for minority female business owners as CEO and founder of Majestic Refuge Nonprofit, and self-proclaimed fashionista as owner of The K&A Boutique. Learn more about Ava here:

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