WeR4Kdz
An E-bulletin brought to you by The Child Welfare League of America

   
   

Locks of Love

12/11/2003:   Locks of Love is a nonprofit group that provides free custom-fitted hair prostheses to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long term or permanent hair loss.

The organization serves children under 18 suffering ill effects from Alopecia, burns, extended chemotherapy, radiation to the brainstem, trichotillomania, ectodermal dysplasia, injury, or any other medical cause of hair loss.

A great resource for children, Locks of Love does not currently have a waiting list and would love to help more children reclaim their self-esteem and feel better about their appearance.

The vacuum-fitted hair prosthesis provided to children are generally priced at $3,500 to $6,000 in the retail market but free to kids in need.

Applicants just need to send in a photo, diagnosis, two letters of recommendation, and documentation of financial income; they are generally notified two to three days later.

The organization has yet to turn down an applicant who is under 18, financially disadvantaged, and suffering from long-term hair loss. Once in the program, children can receive a new hairpiece every two years.

If you know of a child who might be able to benefit from Locks of Love, call toll-free 888/896-1588, or visit www.locksoflove.org.


Click here to see the list of past issues.

If you know of others who would like their names added to this list, please have them visit www.cwla.org/wer4kdz/wer4kdz.htm. To remove yourself from this list, send an e-mail to wer4kdz@cwla.org with "Remove from WeR4Kdz List" in the subject line.

© Child Welfare League of America. The content of this publication may not be reproduced in any way, including posting on the Internet, without the permission of CWLA. For permission to use material from CWLA's website or publications, contact us using our website assistance form.

The contents of WeR4Kdz do not necessarily reflect the views of the Child Welfare League of America nor represent an endorsement of opinions, products, or services.