Monday, June 22

Locks of Love - hair prosthetics for children

Click at the image for After/Before gallery It has put a smile on my face. Locks of Love is a non-religious, non-political, non-for-profit entity that:
"What is Locks of Love?

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada 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.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need."

If you want to donate hair you can find all explanations here. Perhaps it's in your mind "Should I cut my hair or not?" I'm glad we can make these questions because some children can't. Bad hair day? Lucky you!

3 comments:

Sandee said...

What a wonderful organization indeed. It gives me cause to not worry about my bad hair days. Thank you for that.

Have a terrific day Ana. :)

Stephany said...

Isn't that amazing!? i've donated my hair to that organization before, it's easy to do, cut off your braided ponytail! and make a girl smile.

Some ppl even grow their hair just for that reason. (to donate)

great awareness post Ana

Ana said...

Sandee,
Yes!

Stephany,
How great of you to have donated.
I don't think we have anything of this kind here.
I'm thinking about donating.