He’s had his hair long for about five years, so this transition is quite the shock for our family. But not only does he look great, but his hair went to a great organization, Locks of Love.
|Recipients’ photos that have been submitted to the Locks of Love official site|
Locks of Love is a non profit organization that takes the hair donations from people like my bro and put it toward a wig for a child. (And by child I mean, 21 and under). Recipients often suffer from Alopecia or Cancer, so by donating, one contributes to helping gain back their self confidence.
How to donate: First go to the official site for all the specifics, http://www.locksoflove.org/donate
Know that hair must be ten inches long and is accepted in ponytail or braided form.
Other ways to help involve getting local hair salons to hold their own donation days. This way, shipments can be made in larger quantities and all at the same time. Also, it’d be a good way to involve members of your community. When I donated about four years ago, St. Jude’s organization came to my school during a end of the year fun fair.
Seeing Aaron go through this process takes me back to the time when I donated. Here’s a picture for fun. Pardon my sixteen year old antics.
See more about the organization on their site, and spread the word to your friends with Princess hair!