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Locks of Love

A few weeks ago over dinner, my oldest daughter mentioned that her teacher had told her that her hair was probably long enough to do Locks of Love. We don’t know how the conversation came up (Laurel can’t remember). Anyway, a few minutes later, I asked her if that is something that she would be interested in doing. She very excitedly said, “Yeah, yeah, yeah!!!” So, the next day, my wife took her to Great Clips and got her hair cut as a donation to Locks of Love. We are really proud of her. This is the first time that she has had a true haircut in her life…she’s almost eight. She’s had the occasional trim, but not a haircut. They were able to cut off ten inches and she still has shoulder length hair…and she really loves her short cut.

If you’ve never heard of Locks of Love, they take hair donations and make wigs for children going through medical treatment that causes them to lose their hair. The mission statement from their website is:

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.

One note about Great Clips…they will take care of processing the donation and sending it in to Locks of Love. And if you donate your hair for this, your haircut is free. It’s good seeing a big company do something like this.

May 19, 2007 - Posted by | kids

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