Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Locks of Love, Wigs for Kids, and More

Amy just posted a picture of her daughter, who just donated her hair to Locks of Love.

It reminded me of some research I did last spring. A friend wanted to donate hair, but it wasn't long enough for Locks of Love's 10 inch requirement. So I started searching for other alternatives.

I found 3 reputable organizations that use donations of hair to make wigs for cancer patients. They have varying requirements for lengths and they serve different sets of clientele at various costs.

Beautiful lengths, www.beautifullengths.com = 8inches
Locks of Love, www.locksoflove.org = 10 inches
Wigs for Kids, www.wigsforkids.org = 12 inches (this group is the favorite of my friend who works for American Cancer Society)

If you know of other groups, I'd love to hear about them!

1 comment:

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

One of my children did this a couple years ago. It was hard. She wanted to do it, but afterward it was a hard adjustment. I would be prepared for that doing it with a younger child. My daughter was 9 at the time. I did it too. It was a really wonderful feeling and I would recommend everyone to do it at least once if able. Thanks for reminding me. It might be time to consider it again. :)