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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Locks Of Love


Recently, I received an email on donating your hair to Locks of Love. This is a wonderful giving program. Here is some information about the program taken from Locks of Love.

WHAT IS LOCKS OF LOVE?

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.

For FAQ's about giving and hair qualification click here.

4 comments:

FerdC said...

Mandy,

Life teaches strange lessons. Years ago, I wouldn't have thought about donating my hair to children in need, and I had a lot of hair.
Now, I wish I could! My hair is thinning. I'm old! :(
Damn my bald maternal uncles!

I like your site.
FerdC.

txmedicalfreak said...

Thank you :) I am glad that you like the site. My daughter is growing her hair out not to donate. I am thinking of doing the same. It is a great cause.
Peace ~ Mandy =^./.^=

Janet said...

when i was in high school i had hair down to my waist! i donated it to locks of love and it felt so good to know that the hair i loved so much would help someone else! i'd do it again in a heartbeat, except i haven't actually grown my hair beyond my chin since! :-)

Mandy said...

Janet ~ It is a wonderful gift. If I can ever stand growing my hair out that long, I will donate. I am a bit of a salon junkie and always wind up whacking it off when it starts driving me crazy.

BTW, I only make it to my shoulders =(

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