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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: 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.

Target demographics: Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

Geographic areas served: Volunteer opportunities are available on-site at our West Palm Beach Hospital

Programs: We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm astounded to read comments made by certain individuals who are being so nasty because they did not receive their certificate. You're not supposed to donate hair for recognition, but because you want to help the children in need!!!!!

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

2 Marie E.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from CharityNavigator

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

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.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i cut and gave to Locks of Love about 3 years ago... granted, i had really, really short hair after that cut, but, i had hair.. and learned a good lesson that it's not what we look like, but who we are on the inside that makes us who we are.. my hair has since grown out, and i'm going this weekend to cut it again and give it to Locks of Love... it's the least i can do!