Locks of Love

Rating: 3.5 stars   16 reviews

Address:

234 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach FL 33405 USA

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.

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(561) 963-1677
http://www.locksoflove.org

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I donated my daughter's hair. It was also her first time cutting it. I never received a certificate. That says it all. I will never donate again to them.

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Hello, I am the Donor Manager. I sincerely apologize that you had difficulties with receiving your thank you acknowledgement; I know how much kindness, time and generosity go into making a donation. Our turn around time is typically 90 days but anytime after that we are always happy to look into why you did not receive yours or resend a certificate. Sometimes certificates can accidentally go into the junk folder or there may be an address error. We are a staff of 6 employees servicing worldwide, we really so greatly on our wonderful volunteers that generate the thank you acknowledgements. They consistently work diligently but sometimes human error can happen. I would love to send you a new thank you acknowledgement, your donation is so appreciated, we never want a donor to go without a thank you. Please, if you are able, give us a call at 561-833-7332, we will immediately take care of this for you. Christa T. Stamos

Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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.

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.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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.

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

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

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.

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!!

 
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