Franklin Square barbershop holds fundraiser for family with autistic children

Barber Ruben Zargarov has provided free haircuts to children with disabilities since he bought Neighborhood Barber Shop seven years ago.

“I just feel better when I help somebody, it feels good” he said.
Zargarov held a fundraiser Sunday at his shop to raise money for a Franklin Square family with four children with autism.
“I don’t have any special needs in my family. I just feel bad. I mean, if I could help, why not?” Zargarov said.
He donated all the profits from the day’s haircuts help the Impastato family of North Valley Stream.
Pino and Marcella Impastato have two children with autism and one with special needs.
The Impastatos say the money will help provide services for their children.
“It’s a simple thing, like a swim lesson, an extra speech therapy, you know, all of that is what these kids need just to grow and learn at their own pace,” Marcella Impastato said.

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