Hair club for kids
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I'm just getting ready to donate my hair so some kids going through medical issues (chemotherapy, etc) can have a wig and feel normal-ish. Has anyone else done something like this? Thought about it if you have the time?

It takes at least a year or two to grow enough hair, even for places like Pink Heart Funds (http://pinkheartfunds.org/aboutus/ponytaildonations.html - it says 10", but they can use 6" as well), Wigs for Kids (http://www.wigsforkids.org/), St. Baldrick's (http://www.stbaldricks.org/), even Locks of Love (http://www.locksoflove.org/) or others.



I can't wait to have short hair again.. but I'll probably start growing another donation again next year. A pity I can't donate the wig I have on in my profile pic, that'd probably make 3-4 kid-sized wigs...
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MakotoKamui wrote:

I'm just getting ready to donate my hair so some kids going through medical issues (chemotherapy, etc) can have a wig and feel normal-ish. Has anyone else done something like this? Thought about it if you have the time?

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That's awesome of you to do that for kids with cancer and other illnesses. Also consider Wigs For Kids [http://www.wigsforkids.org/]. They have a better reputation than Locks Of Love.

I have about one more year of growing to do (only at 18" now), but I plan to donate to Wigs For Kids when I cut it. My hair is curly so it'll take another year to reach my goal of 24-26 inches. Not bad for a 50-year old guy, eh.
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Hairbelly wrote:

Also consider Wigs For Kids [http://www.wigsforkids.org/]. They have a better reputation than Locks Of Love.

I have about one more year of growing to do (only at 18" now), but I plan to donate to Wigs For Kids when I cut it. My hair is curly so it'll take another year to reach my goal of 24-26 inches. Not bad for a 50-year old guy, eh.


Great point - I'm not all that pleased with Locks of Love, but it is well known, so I figured I should mention it. Thanks for the Wigs for Kids link! And great job with your own growth - I can't imagine getting mine that long, even this mess is hard enough to manage. Amazing!

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St. Baldrick's is another option for people. It might be a better option for those who don't have long enough hair to donate yet but still want to help. You can join an event as a "shavee" and people can donate money on your profile. Their donations go towards the typical things like research. All people have to do is create a profile spread the word and get their head shaved at one of the events. If you can't make it to an event or there aren't any near you they have "virtual shavees" where you just sign up for a "virtual event" set a date to get shaved at any location you want or just have a family member do it if you want and collect donations the same way.

http://www.stbaldricks.org/ is the website.
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St. Baldrick's is another option for people. It might be a better option for those who don't have long enough hair to donate yet but still want to help. You can join an event as a "shavee" and people can donate money on your profile. Their donations go towards the typical things like research. All people have to do is create a profile spread the word and get their head shaved at one of the events. If you can't make it to an event or there aren't any near you they have "virtual shavees" where you just sign up for a "virtual event" set a date to get shaved at any location you want or just have a family member do it if you want and collect donations the same way.

http://www.stbaldricks.org/ is the website.


Cool, thanks for the tip. I'm editing the top post to keep these, and sending out the information in other ways, so if anyone else knows of more options, please let me know!
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Damn, I feel like a right creep for not thinking of this when I cut my hair before, it was down to my waist.

Although if I wind up cutting my hair again I'm definatly gonna do this.
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i haven't read the thread but i've never thought of this, good idea. i'll cut someone's hair out while they sleep
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justanotherguy_2005 wrote:

St. Baldrick's is another option for people. It might be a better option for those who don't have long enough hair to donate yet but still want to help. You can join an event as a "shavee" and people can donate money on your profile. Their donations go towards the typical things like research. All people have to do is create a profile spread the word and get their head shaved at one of the events. If you can't make it to an event or there aren't any near you they have "virtual shavees" where you just sign up for a "virtual event" set a date to get shaved at any location you want or just have a family member do it if you want and collect donations the same way.

http://www.stbaldricks.org/ is the website.


Cool, thanks for the tip. I'm editing the top post to keep these, and sending out the information in other ways, so if anyone else knows of more options, please let me know!


No problem. It's pretty cool because if you know a lot of people you can actually donate the hair and do the St. Baldrick's donations at the same time too. Women of course tend to get more donations and are more noticeable thus able to spread the word better but any amount helps.
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MakotoKamui wrote:


but I'll probably start growing another donation again next year.


I've never heard anyone put it like that before... I'm kind of amused and perplexed at the same time >.<

It's really kind of you to donate hair. I haven't done it myself, but now I'm considering it.


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magicuser360 wrote:

That's a wonderful thing to do!!

My hair was pretty long (longer than mid-back) and I recently cut it off to above my shoulders. I wanted to donate it, but unfortunately I had bleached out the bottom part of my hair so no one would take it ugh.

Next time I grow my hair out I'm SO doing this!


Not sure where you are, but some charities will take dyed, bleached, permed, or pretty much any hair (Pink Heart Funds claims they will). Feel free to bleach again if you want and maybe donate next time! =)

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