Locks of Love is a terrific organization that gives wigs to children who have lost their hair due to medical conditions. As a teacher I was aware of some students who would cut their hair and donate it for a wig. It’s a commitment. It may take two years to grow hair long enough. Not enough good is said about our younger generation. So many are giving their time, talents and hair to worthwhile organizations.
This narrated gallery was born from a before, during and after photo session with the O’tooles, who had, as a mother-daughter team let their hair grow so they could cut and donate it together.
About Locks of Love, from their site…
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.
Donors: The O’toole Team, Photography by Alan Fraser