I've had long hair most of my life. I've been blessed with hair that will look nice curly or straight & grows super fast. It grows even faster (or seems to) while I'm preggo. So after Noah was born, I decided it's time to get my usual haircut before he starts grabbing it by the handful, 'cause Lord knows enough of it is falling out from the hormone switchover! So I went down to Walmart and got a quick cut & donated it to Locks of Love (again---I've donated my hair to them 4x now!). They are a great non-profit organization who provide the high quality hair pieces to children suffering from long term or permanent hair loss. The hair prostheses provided are custom-made from donated ponytails (from 6-10 are typically needed....so I'm at about halfway to donating a wig now!).
liking my new do!
Think about donating your hair the next time you get a haircut. While they require 10"+ of straightened out hair for their wig making, they can accept any decent length (provided it's clean, dry and in a ponytail or braid) to help offset their costs. I feel good knowing that some child who would otherwise be insecure without their own hair on their head, can have a wig partially made from my donation. These are high quality hair pieces as well, so they can even swim with their wigs on and no one has to be any the wiser. My hair will grow back in about 2 years, whereas theirs likely will not, so I hope I can keep donating for years to come!
Lancaster, York, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
I am a Christian mama of 2 beautiful girls (Sophia Grace-9; Madelyn Judith-7), 2 handsome little boys (Noah Levi-5; Benjamin James-2) and wife to my amazing husband Brian for almost 10 years and going strong!
Andrea is a stay at home mom who loves her job more than anything. She's a certified birth doula & aspires to become a lactation consultant in the near future as well. She is passionate about birth & breastfeeding rights and loves educating and discussing any and all things surrounding that topic. Andrea loves to bake pretty cakes, freecycle, play with her kids, garden, talk to other mommies (and soon to be mommies) and is a real bargain hunter!
We are a semi-attachment parenting family, use cloth diapers, co-sleep, babywear, did baby lead weaning, extended breastfeeding & aspire to be as eco-friendly as we can be. We love spending time together as a family, we love God, hanging out with our dear friends, and advocating for birth & breastfeeding rights!
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