I decided to pick Children with Hair Loss this time around.
They’ve gotten two donations from me already, and I figure it’s time to share the love, I’m still a supporter of Locks of Love.
So color treated question eliminated them from the pool, wigs for Kids will have been my ‘go to’ with Beautiful Lengths as a close second. That said, this wasn’t a surprise to me, as I had figured that there’s no way they could use the majority of the hundreds of thousands of donations it receives. Now let me tell you something. What did surprise me was theangerfrom folks in the blogosphere. Not frustration … ANGER. Turns out Locks of Love sells plenty of the hair it receives.
Lots to think about.
As long as I wanted to get this package out the door, I was beginning to get frustrated -not just about the fact I suffered with mangy locks for and hereupon did some additional research on the internet. So it is a decent and responsible percentage breakdown for a nonprofit. Locks of Love positive. They post the first page of theirtax returnon their website, probably for transparency reasons after the blog rants. It will take about 5 years now, used to take 1 to I agree with the post, Actually I have given to lock of love, wigs for kids and this time to children with hair loss. Now showing some gray at Never dyed, To be honest I have 12+ inches. Only one reason I grow it out is to donate, and this kind of a simple kindness. Then again, I have cut and donated over dozen times. Slower now as I get older, my hair used to grow extremely fast. Now this doesn’t settle well with me and I do not agree with it.
Noemi, I was also wary of Locks of Love after a friend advised against donating to them. From what I understand, they require the families in need of a wig to pay for it, depending on their income. In 2012 I donated 13inches to CWHL and I felt I did something great. Now I look for to so some bad reviews that I didn’t feel comfortable with, Should I let her donate hair to locks of love or CWHL, I research locks of love and I read loads of good reviews. Each year her school cuts kids hair and sends it to locks of love. Plenty of information can be found easily on the internet. I have at least read good reviews of first hand experiences with CWHL, while I am now wary of almost any organization that deals with charity. Fact, I struggled finding a place that will take my 10” cut hair with some blackish hair dye in it, and believe CWHL is an ideal choice. I will finally get to donate!
I am a survivor of 2 brain tumors.
I would like to ask everyone to join me in creating a national day to donate hair.
I was growing my hair to donate but it was one more brain tumor. Last brain tumor was the size of 3 golf balls. They sell what they can and use the proceeds to and identical programs to because of how they started.
I think both charities are doing good work.
It’s difficult to find outside verification, they aren’t rated on most of the charity rating sites.
They also provide funding for alopecia research ( $ 500k in since the charity came about for a reason of the founder and her 4 ‘yearold’ daughter both having suffered from alopecia, and understanding first hand the traumatic impact of hair loss on a child. Either one seems to being selling hair to me, a solitary difference being the cash can be used for other functions of the charity as well. They are listed on most charity rating sites and have good ratings. Notice that whether it can be used in wigs for the charity or not, they say they send the hair to a wig company that gives them credit for the hair, they say they do not sell hair. They do use the credit to fund the charity’s wig purchases, they may not get cash for the hair. Wigs for Kids appears to be an excellent charity from reading their website. It’s a well a lot of this information is available on their website. They also run a ‘4 day’ summer camp every year for 15 recipients who suffer from alopecia. Consequently, they also ns of hair that doesn’t meet their criteria, as for selling hair.
Most people don’t take the time to read the details, and don’t see the process.