Addicted to novelty since 2001

Locks of Love

Locks of Love is a weird but admirable charity:

We meet a unique need for children throughout the United States 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.

While I’m sure they help thousands of kids, I’m picturing a scenario here. What happens when the Nelson Muntz’s of the world discover that you’re wearing a wig? In the eyes of the school bully, aren’t you better off bald? After all, I can immediately think of a few bald icons–Michael Stipe, that guy on Smallville, Dr. Evil–but not many wig-wearers.

5 Responses to “Locks of Love”

  1. Jen

    I’ve seen a few bits here and there on “Locks for Love” – the service seems to mostly cater to girls with missing hair. And really, Sinead isn’t that inspiring.

  2. donna

    I went to school with a bald guy. I never really knew WHY he was bald, but bald he was. From about the age of 6, and I went to high school with him too. It was never a big deal, but he did have special permission that he was the only kid allowed to wear a baseball hat in the school. :)

  3. Lynsey

    ahem…Firstly why are we talking of Locks of Love? it’s in the US. AND there are three other organizations here that provide wigs for kids. One of which is called Eva and Co. They provide wigs free of charge!!! (unlike Locks…which is a profit based organization and has been associated with scandal) Anyway. Eva donates her wigs to children’s hospital and the canadian cancer society. All wigs are made with donated hair.

    my two cents

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