Instead Of Money, My Wife Gave Her Hair To Charity.

To Locks of Love, that is. And although you cannot really “write off” your donation on your taxes, this was worth way more to her than any amount of money. Her hair was really long and she was looking for a change – so she had it all cut off and donated it to charity.

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. 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.

Kudos to my wife for being so unselfish; I sometimes wish I could be as such! She’s a better person than I, that’s for sure.

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  1. Emily says:

    good for her! i did that about 6 months ago and it felt great.

  2. Mrs. Micah says:

    I’ve done that twice and it’s so exciting!! It can also get you a free haircut. 😉

  3. david says:

    I should have mentioned that!

  4. Frugalchick says:

    Awesome! I do that once a year too. You’re right, giving something this personal to someone in need is way worth more than a tax deduction.

  5. That’s beautiful! And it’s not so easy to do…first time I got my hair cut off, my stylist and I couldn’t find any organizations who were in the market.

    A year or so ago, though, we were able to find a group that wanted two feet of completely unchemicaled hair.

    Hey! It’s another advantage of frugality. They’re looking for hair that’s never been permed and never been colored. If you get a blunt cut and yet your hair grow out by way of cutting costs on vanity, you not only get to enjoy long sexy hair, you also end up with something you can give of yourself…literally! 🙂

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