Happy New Year!!!
As a way to start off the new year, I decided to start it off with a new look. It wasn’t just the about a new look, it was about doing something for a great cause. For the majority of my life, part of how I’ve identified myself has been the girl with the long hair. I have been very lucky that my hair is healthy and grows very quickly. With all this in mind, I decided I was going to cut my hair and donate it to a great cause.
After some research on different hair donation charities I decided to go with Wigs for Kids. Wigs for Kids is a non-profit organization that has been serving children suffering from hair loss since 1981.
Wigs for Kids is a cooperative effort among Certified Cosmetic Therapists throughout North America who share a common goal. "Children shouldn't have to worry about how they look, especially when they're in the middle of a health crisis," says Jeffrey Paul (Founder of Wigs for Kids). "We want to give these kids the opportunity to feel good about themselves again."
Some facts on hair donations and Wigs for Kids:
- The minimum donation length is 12 inches
- It takes about 20-30 donated ponytails to create one hair piece
- The cost of a hair piece can range $1,500 – $3,000
- They provide complimentary hair pieces to children who qualify
- You can sponsor a child to receive a hair piece
- Not only do they accept hair donations, they accept monetary donations (monetary donations help with the costs of creating the custom-fitted wigs)
There are so many children out suffering from hair loss for various health reasons. Losing their hair is not just a physical change but an emotional one as well. I truly believe that taking the time to donate your hair for such a great cause is something so little and easy to do to help change the life of an innocent child. Your hair eventually grows back and what you have given will make such a difference.
Below are some pictures of my hair donation process including before and after…
Have you donated your hair for charity? Would you consider donating your hair?
Disclaimer: The above thoughts and recommendations are based on my own personal opinion. I am not affiliated with Wigs for Kids This post has not been sponsored.