Locks of Love Donation for Valentine’s Day Weekend ♥
Last week, I chopped off 12 inches of my hair to give as a donation to Locks of Love. I’ve been interested in doing this for quite awhile and finally took the plunge 🙂
I’ve had long hair for (pretty much) most of my life. My hair is now shoulder length (it was waist length), and it feels so lightweight. It feels weird to not be able to keep my hair back when I look / bend down to reach for something. The biggest difference to get used to is washing my hair! Prior to my haircut, my wet hair had to be doubled and doubled yet again to wring out the excess water. Now, there is hardly anything to wring out 🙂
Locks of Love is a not-for-profit charity that helps children in the United States and Canada. This organization makes wigs out of the donated hair and provides them to children who have lost their hair due to illness. This is there Mission Statement (from their website:
“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.”
Chop, Chop, Chop …
All done !!
Ready to mail 🙂
I’ve been blessed with strong & healthy hair my whole life ~ I’m so glad I can show a child some love through my donation!
November 27 ~ Today I am thankful for my children. I have been blessed with 2 wonderful, healthy, fun-loving kids.
When I was growing up, many of my friends wanted to be a nurse, a secretary, or a teacher. Not me, I always wanted to be a mom. Not just a regular mom, I wanted to be a fun mom … I wanted to have the house (with the white picket fence, of course) where all the kids in the neighborhood wanted to hang out. I would always have great snacks like homemade cookies and banana popsicles 🙂 Continue reading →
November 22 ~ Today I am thankful for a full pantry. I am truly blessed to have never gone hungry. While I’m no stranger to hard times, I’ve never had to miss a meal. My family has always been fed … it may not have been fancy, but our tummies were full. My heart goes out to those parents who have nothing to feed to their children. It saddens me to think about it, but it puts my troubles in perspective and makes me grateful for all I do have.
Please remember to donate to your local food pantry … they are a great help to so many families who are struggling to make ends meet in this horrible economy.