A renewable resource is a natural resource which replenishes itself over the passage of time… and finally time has allowed me to donate a renewable resource which is very dear to me that will hopefully help someone else smile.
What did I donate? I donated over 12 inches of my hair to Locks of Love which provides hairpieces to children suffering long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
Many years ago, I worked as a hairdresser loving that when an individual left your chair, their hair became a piece of walking art. Teens were always super excited about their new hairstyle before school started. I have mentored and worked with children and youth in a variety of ways, instilling positive life skills.
The mission of Locks of Love is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to these children. One thing I have learned is that life is difficult enough while growing up without the challenges of hair loss at such a young age.
So, hopefully a young child will be able to enjoy this renewable resource of blonde locks as much as I have and wear them with confidence. And the beauty of renewable resources is that my hair will replenish itself over the passage of time and I’ll be able to donate again.
To learn more about Locks of Love, please visit their website.
“What is Locks of Love?
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.
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.”