The Privado Spa Salon is holding its annual "Locks of Love" event on Sunday, May 25 from 12-6 p.m. The goal is to cut and donate 2,000 inches of hair.
If you feel inspired to donate your own locks, you can contact the salon:
Privado Spa Salon
1158 East Champlain
Fresno, CA 93720
"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.
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."
Click on the video link to watch a little girl with a big heart donate her lovely locks to a good cause.
Here's another brave lady chopping it off: Locks of Love: II