Locks of Love helps children with medical hair loss achieve crucial self-esteem and confidence. A not-for-profit organization, Locks of Love provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children. These custom-fitted hair prosthetics are provided free of charge or on a sliding scale to children whose families meet the Locks of Love Board of Directors’ guidelines.
Donors provide the hair, volunteers open and sort the donations, and the manufacturer hand-assembles each piece, which requires approximately four to six months. Children comprise over 80% of the donors, making this a charity where children have the opportunity to help other children.
Donated hair is evaluated for its usefulness according to the following guidelines:
> The donated hair must be at least 10 inches (preferably 12 inches) in length
> It must be bundled in a ponytail or braid
> Hair must be free of bleach. Colored hair and permed is acceptable.
> The hair must be clean and dry, placed in a plastic bag, and mailed in a padded envelope to
Locks of Love, 234 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Salons can help in a variety of ways:
> Donate hair
> Hold an event to Benefit Locks of Love
> Make a tax-deductible monetary donation
> Register as a Participating Salon
For more information, go to www.locksoflove.org.
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