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Locks of Love

www.locksoflove.org

(Discover Character)

Submitted by Kerry Cordy

 

All profits from this badge will be donated to Locks of Love.

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. They 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 Locks of Love provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.

Penguins:   Do 3 requirements including the one starred.

Otters:  Do 4 requirements including the one starred.

Dolphins:  Do 5 requirements including the one starred.

Butterflies:  Do 6 requirements including the one starred.

Eagles: Do 7 requirements including the one starred.

Owls: Do 9 requirements including the one starred.

 

_____ 1.*  Donate at least 10” of your hair to Locks of Love (www.locksoflove.org)

_____ 2.    Know the requirements for donating hair to Locks of Love. Hair Donation Guidelines:

• 10” or longer (from tip to tip)

• Clean and dry

• Bundled in a braid or ponytail (simply cut above the rubber band)

• Free from bleach

• Colored or permed hair is acceptable

• Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches

• Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 10 inches

_____ 3.  Save up some of your own money and donate at least $5 to Locks of Love.

_____ 4.  Talk to local salons and try to get them to register with Locks of Love and participate in their program.  Locks of Love depends on support from the many salons that proudly display their decal and provide a free blunt haircut for anyone donating a ponytail that is 10 inches or longer. Participating salons may ship the donation, however many donors prefer to send it themselves with a tracking number so they know when their package arrives at Locks of Love.

_____ 5.  Host a fundraiser to raise money for Locks of Love.  Locks of Love must be noti?ed of all events at least 3 weeks prior to the event in order for them to provide permission for use of the registered name and logo. The name Locks of Love and the logo are the sole property of Locks of Love, Inc. and may not be used without the express written consent of Locks of Love, Inc., a Florida corporation.  Event organizers and participants must abide by all local and state laws when planning, managing, reconciling and sending in donations for a Locks of Love event.

_____6.  Try on different wigs with some friends.  Discuss how the difference styles make you feel.  How important is hair to your own self confidence? Discuss why  you think providing hair pieces for kids is so important.

_____ 7.  Eagles and Owls only:  Volunteer at least 3 hours at the Locks of Love Headquarters.

_____ 8.    Raise awareness in your community by handing out the General Information brochure from Locks of Love.

_____ 9.  Earn the Hair Styling badge at your current level and focus on styles that a girl can wear after donating her hair.

_____ 10.  Earn the Hair Care badge  at your current level.  Be able to explain how this relates to the hair donated to Locks of Love.

_____ 11.  Learn how hair pieces are made.

_____ 12.  Buy a Locks of Love Bear from their website at www.locksoflove.org to help support the organization.

_____ 13.  Read through the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Locks of Love website at http://www.locksoflove.org/faq.html .

_____ 14.  Learn about alopecia areata, the most common hair loss that Locks of Love deals with.

_____ 15.  Learn about the history of Locks and Love.  Who founded it and why?  How long have they been around?

 

Donation checks should be made payable to Locks of Love.

Mail all donations of money and/or hair to the Locks of Love office,

234 Southern Blvd.

West Palm Beach, FL 33405