Friday, October 30, 2015

Locks of Love

My friend Mona knew her hair was getting too long, but she let it grow out just a little more so she could make a bigger ponytail donation to Locks of Love.

"Locks of Love?" I asked.

"Yes, they make wigs. It's for kids undergoing cancer treatments and other medical difficulties. I guess real human hair is pretty hard to come by."

"Will you take a before and after picture for me?"

Mona agreed. Isn't she lovely?

At the Locks of Love website, they post the following:
Our mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.
They also post a fraud alert, noting that they never "solicit for hair or financial donations through any means including but not limited to: social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc., telemarketing or direct mailers other than the official Locks of Love newsletter. Unless part of a [Locks of Love] event, all donations should be mailed to Locks of Love, 234 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33405."