Recently, I saw a web site dedicated to helping
sick kids called Locks
of Love, and after seeing it, I knew I
wanted to help out. As EEK! the Cat says,
"It never hurts to help!"
Locks of Love is a not-for-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under the age of 18 with medical hair loss. Since 1997 they have helped over 1000 children by providing free or inexpensive custom, vacuum-fitted hairpieces made entirely from donated human hair.
Most of the kids suffer from an auto-immune condition called alopecia areata, for which there is no known cause or cure. Others have suffered severe burns, or endured radiation treatment to the brain stem, in addition to many other dermatological conditions that result in permanent hair loss.
* The donated hair must be at least 10 inches (preferably 12") in length
* It must be bundled in a pony tail or braid
* It must be free of hair damaged by chemical processing
* The hair must be clean and dry, placed in a plastic bag, and mailed in a padded envelope to:
2925 10th Avenue N., Suite 102
Lake Worth, FL 33461