Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sue Scheff: Encourage Your Teens to Give Back - Locks of Love

Learn more and encourage your teens or tween with long hair to give back to those that are in need due to hair loss because of serious illnesses. Summer is here, isn't it time to cool off and trim your hair? Think of the happiness you can bring to these kids.

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.

Mission Statement

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.

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