Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 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.
We have had an official Locks of Love event since 2003. Many, many girls have donated 10 inches of hair since then. Some have donated five or six times. About five years ago, we added a way for the boys to participate. If a boy contributes $10 to the Locks of Love Foundation, he can have his hair buzzed.
This year the event will be held on May 21st starting at 9 o’clock. It is always an exciting day, electricity in the air and lots of hair clippings on the floor.