This year I wanted to repeat the hair donation, like last year, to an onlus that provides free wigs for kids that are suffering from cancer, alopecia or other issues that cause serious to complete hair loss.
Last year I donated to Locks of Love, this year I wanted to reach out to another onlus, not because I had a bad experience with Locks of Love but because I wanted to reach “wider” (if this makes any sense).
Then I sadly read this article: Notforprofit investor, an association that checks other not for profits bookeeping, to say it shortly, reported that there is something unclear about Locks of Love. There are no fellony evidences, mind you, but untill Locks of Love provides clear accountability numbers I’d rather change.
So this year I chose Haarstitching, a Netherlands organization.
I’ve also contacted Wigs for Kids, which is the biggest and most known association, but they do not accept henna hair (I’ve emailed them), gray or dyed or anyway chemically treated hair – as written on their website.
So if you have completely natural hair and you want to donate to Wigs for Kids go for it! ^_^ (For W4K hair must be at least 12inches long).
Haarstitching takes henna and dyed hair too, I’ve got an email to prove it 😉
For them hair must be at least 20cm long.
As always it’s good practice to send clean, untangled hair, collected in a braid secured with plastic elastics. Put it in a ziploc bag so that it won’t be damaged in any way during shipping, and put the ziploc bag in a padded envelope.
Write the address and send
Wigs for kids has a form to print out and fill in, Haarstitching is happy with just a handwritten piece of paper with your full name and email address to send you a thank you note/received donation note, if you want it
Donating hair is easy, harmless and doable so many times. Join in 😉