We all inherited various physical traits from our parents – most notable is our hair.
Ellen and Nancy got Mom’s straight, silky locks; Susan and I inherited Dad’s wavy, shiny tresses. I think we’ve all gone through stages of coveting each other’s hair. Typical sisters.
Nancy has generally worn her hair long … very long … and it’s absolutely gorgeous.
Years ago she started donating her hair to Locks of Love, a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the USA and Canada suffering from long-term medical hair loss.
“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.”
–Locks of Love
So Nancy and I developed this wonderful ritual of cutting her hair every 1-2 years to send to Locks of Love. They ask that you submit a ponytail or braid that’s at least 10 inches long.
So if you, or someone you know might be interested in this worthy cause, check out Locks of Love … and make some kid’s day!
Peace and Love,