While New Years resolutions may or may not last, there is one great way to kick off a new year and that’s by finding a great nonprofit or charity to support. Since we work with a lot of alopecia sufferers, we tend to gravitate towards organizations that work to serve those people and we’d love it if you’d get involved with these organizations too.
If you’re looking for an organization to donate your time, money, and hair to in 2013, give these 5 nonprofits a try.
1. Angel Hair Foundation ( http://www.angelhairfoundation.org/)
The Angel Hair Foundation is a nonprofit based in Eugene, Oregon that works with children and teens who suffer from hair loss due to medical conditions. The organization provides quality hair systems to kids and teens who need them, but can’t afford them. You can get involved by making a cash donation, holding a school fundraiser, and donating hair.
2. Pantene Beautiful Lengths (http://www.pantene.com/en-US/PanteneBeautifulLengths/Pages/default.aspx)
An offshoot of the Pantene Pro-V hair care line, the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program helps women fighting cancer get human hair wigs. Pantene partnered with the American Cancer Society to help improve the overall quality of life of the brave women that are battling cancer through chemotherapy. To get involved, you can donate hair directly to the program. Make sure to read their donation requirements first, though.
3. Locks of Love (http://www.locksoflove.org/)
Locks of Love is a much more well-known organization that caters to children and teens under the age of 21 who need assistance in obtaining hair prosthetics due to medical conditions that cause hair loss. Volunteers can help out by donating financially, donating hair, holding a fundraising event, and registering as a participating salon (if you’re a hair stylist) to collect hair donations.
4. Wigs for Kids (http://www.wigsforkids.org/)
Wigs for Kids helps children under the age of 18 who are referred by a medical professional for hair loss stemming from radiation therapy, alopecia, chemotherapy, burns, and trichotillomania. Their goal is to help improve the lives of kids suffering from hair loss by improving self-image and self-esteem. Wigs for Kids is currently looking for hair donations, and there are a few other ways to help out the organization.
5. Childhood Leukemia Foundation (http://www.clf4kids.org/)
The Childhood Leukemia Foundation is a great nonprofit that works with kids who are fighting leukemia and their families. Their goal is to provide a range of assistance to these families, and through their Hugs-U-Wear program, they provide thousands of human hair wigs to children who experience temporary hair loss through cancer treatment. To see a list of ways you can donate to the CLF, check out their website.