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January 31, 2014

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January 31, 2014

I dont know why everyone is so bent on if a thank you card was received or not. Isnt this a charity where you unselfishly donate? I dont think a thank you card is needed...that is selfish to expect one. Does anyone get a thank you card from a church org or donating clothes? Dont donate if you are expecting something back.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

November 25, 2013
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November 25, 2013
1 person found this review helpful

I started growing my hair especially for a little girl I met that was really never going to be able to grow her own, her whole family has this defect. What an easy wonderful thing to do ,Now at 58 years of age, And in need of some surgery ,I decided that 22 inches was way to long for me ,Plz Grow and share, You can always get it back. God bless all those who give and care . I love my new hairstyle. God bless all the readers .Teresa marchand

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Tell everyone to grow ,grow, grow, you'll NEVER be sorry

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

July 19, 2012
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July 19, 2012
6 people found this review helpful

My SON donated his hair a couple of years ago. I sent a note with the hair explaining that his hair has never been cut and this was a first time ever haircut...I got a post card thanking my daughter...I sent them another note and said please send a proper thank-you card to my SON...NEVER RECEIVED ANYTHING. I feel that they take the hair and run..and they make a lot of money selling this hair... I think they are mostly a sham. I feel they should be scrutinized closely.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

May 16, 2012

I donated my hair about a year ago - the stylist cut my hair, but I completed the donation form and mailed the hair & form myself, so I know the information was complete & correct. A few weeks later, I got a thank-you postcard.

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Was your donation impactful?

Unsure

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I had really long hair and wanted to change the style. I decided it would be nice if it could go to a good cause instead of ending up in a trash can.

March 5, 2012

I have donated four times. People do need to know that Locks of Love does NOT make wigs. Locks of Love makes prosthetic hair pieces, which are different from wigs. I am tired of people knocking the charity because they know that Locks of Love doesn't make that many wigs.

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Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 26, 2011
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July 26, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

My daughters and their friends regularly donate their hair to Locks of Love. They fill out the donation form and receive a thank you card each time. Locks of Love prefers hair that is 10 inches long or longer, but they separate the shorter strands and sell them to offset the cost of wig production. This is all clearly stated on their web site. I do know one child who has received a wig from Locks of Love. She and her family were very pleased with it. I am very satisfied with this organization.

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the fact that my daughters and their friends donate their hair to this organization

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I am satisfied with the organization at this time.

June 19, 2011
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June 19, 2011
7 people found this review helpful

There's certainly a flaw in how charities are evaluated, if they aren't judged by the their stated goals.

Locks of Love says they collect hair to make wigs which they give to children who have lost hair through illness, but most of the hair they collect they sell (Locks of Love says it's
"unusable" but the buyers use it to make wigs) and they actually sell or give away very few wigs.

You might do much better to sell your hair yourself and give the money to cancer research.

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Accepting donations

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Require audited transparency -- how many hair donations did they accept, how many were sold and how many were made into wigs, how many wigs did they distribute, what did they charge for those wigs?

April 5, 2011

my daughter has donated four times now. She feels wonderful about her role in helping another child who is less privaledged, either with health or financial issues, than she is. Of those four donations, two received a thank you post card and two did not. I think it has to do with what information the salon sends in, not with the organization itself. Even without thanks, though, my daughter continues to look forward to the day when her hair is long enough to donate again.

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the pride my daughter feels having done something good for someone she has never even met.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing!

February 10, 2011
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February 10, 2011
3 people found this review helpful

THE POINT OF DONATING IS NOT TO BE RECOGNIZED, BUT TO ANONYMOUSLY DONATE.
IF YOU ARE DONATING FOR THE RECOGNITION, THIS IS NOT THE PLACE TO DO IT.
YOU SHOULD BE DOING THIS OUT OF THE GOODNESS OF YOUR HEART FOR THOSE PEOPLE IN NEED, FOR THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL WIGS OUT OF OUR
DONATED HAIR USUALLY FOR VICTIMS OF CANCER.
I HAVE DONATED TIME AND TIME AGAIN AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO UNTIL MY HAIR IS 100% GRAY.

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I HAVE DONATED MY OWN HAIR NUMEROUS TIMES IN HOPES THAT IT IS USED TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL WIGS FOR VICTIMS OF CANCER WHO CAN FEEL BETTER ABOUT THEMSELVES WHILE IN RECOVERY.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

MAKE MORE PEOPLE AWARE OF THIS PROGRAM AND MORE SALONS WILLING TO TAKE DONATIONS!!

December 8, 2010
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December 8, 2010
1 person found this review helpful

I've given to locks of love 4 times now. More than a foot and a half every time. Not a word of thanks ever.

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As far as I could tell, the 'charaties' took my hair and claimed the donations as my own.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give credit to the people that actually gave hair.

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