Every month we will be featuring a different charity. This month we look at Locks of Love and Wigs for Kids, two great organizations that help children who have lost hair due to medical or other reasons feel confident about themselves and be able to live their lives like normal kids.
There are many reasons that may cause children to lose their hair. It could be due to medical treatments, health conditions, or burn accidents. When such a traumatizing thing happens to a child, it does not just affect them physically – it can scar them emotionally as well, affecting their self-confidence and ability to feel like a normal child.
Every child deserves to be happy and to enjoy a normal life. Locks of Love and Wigs for Kids are two of the organizations working to help financially disadvantaged children less than 18 years of age to receive a high quality hairpiece. These hairpieces are custom-made from donated ponytails and retail from between $1500 to $6000. Each hairpiece requires 6 to 10 ponytails.
When you support Locks of Love or Wigs for Kids, it can change a child’s life. If you are bold enough to shave your head and contribute your ponytail, the change it could make in a child’s life is priceless. If you would like to support with a monetary donation, you can do so here:
You can also run some great fundraisers to help. A head-shave fundraiser is a great way to both raise money and collect hair donations. Read more about head-shaving fundraisers on our home page – and watch a brave teacher get her head shaved!