Thursday, June 13, 2013

Locks of Love


A couple weeks ago, my youngest daughter cut off her long locks of hair. Summer time is here and it is getting a little hot. It was hard to keep up with combing all those tangles out each time she jumps in and out of the pool.  So after some convincing, mostly because she had in her head, that long hair made her smart, we decided to go get it cut.
 I wasn't sure if she would actually have enough to make a donation, but the beautician said YES! So within a few days, we mailed off her pony tail to Locks of Love.

Locks of Love is an organization that makes hair pieces for those children who do not always have the means to afford them.  Their 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 ever want to send them some locks of hair. This is what you need to do. Some basic guidelines include
  • 10 inches of hair measured tip to tip
  • hair must be in a pony tail or braid
  • hair must be washed and clean but needs to be dry.
  • place in a plastic bag, then a padded envelope
  • fill out donation form or include your full name and physical or email address
  • mail to Locks of Love at:
    234 Southern Blvd.
    West Palm Beach, FL 33405-2701
      
  • Be sure to use proper amount of postage
For more detailed information on what they take please check out their website page http://www.locksoflove.org/donate.html

This is not a sponsored post and I am receiving no compensation. I am simply posting this for awareness or interest in Locks of Love.

3 comments:

  1. What a great way to teach your child to think about others! :) She looks like a whole other child with short hair! :)

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  2. Beautiful!!! You tell her she is still just as smart - now she is smart and kind too!! Love this!

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  3. I love her short hair! My girls have never had it quite long enough to donate to locks of love, but Pantene has a program where they take hair to make wigs for women with cancer. It doesn't have to be quite as long and my girls have donated it twice.

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