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        We are Kearney's official Locks of Love Salon. Every donation haircut is free
                      as long as it is a blunt haircut. Ask your stylist for details.
Second annual Locks of Love hair drive we collected 22.5 inches of hair.
 
First annual Lock of Love hair drive we had collected 6 foot 3 inches of hair.
Please join us at our next event!
 
Locks of Love Hair Drive
 
Date: May 1st to 31st
Time: 10:00am to 8:00pm Mon-Fri
                10:00am -6:00pm Sat
                by appointments sunday
Location:
2004 Central Ave
Kearney, NE. 68847
 
 
For the whole month of May we will be donating hair to the Locks of Love foundation. For anyone wanting to donate their hair the cost of your haircut will be free for a blunt cut with no layering or $6.00 for any type of cut other than a blunt cut. We will mail in all the hair from the drive. In order to receive a free or a $6.00 haircut the hair donated must be at least a 10 inch long pony tail or longer. We will take hair from anyone male or female of any age or race. Hair can be chemically  processed (permed or colored)NOT bleached hair, but must still be in good condition. You can either call for an appointment or just walk-in and let us know you want to help out on this great cause by donating your hair or giving a cash donation.
 
 
 
Locks of Love is not-for-profit organization pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code. A copy of the official registration and financial information, number 60-40-207587-56c, May be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling 1800-435-7352 (in FL) or 1-850-488-2221 (outside of FL.) Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. Locks of Love receives 100% of all free will donations collected for the Locks of Love.
 
 
CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS
 
Locks of Love is devoted to helping every child suffering from medical hair loss, thus we do not discriminate as to the cause of hair loss. We list the following information in an attempt to explain types of hair loss and specific needs of individual recipients.
 
Alopecia
 
Our largest number of children live with alopecia. Alopecia is an auto-immune disorder that causes the hair follicles to shut down. This disease has varying degrees and affects 4.7 million people in the United States alone. Alopecia areata affects both sexes equally and may, but does not always, progress to significant hair loss. Currently, there is no known cause or cure for alopecia. The degrees of alopecia are as follows:
  • Alopecia Areata Ophiasis-loss in bands along the scalp margins
  • Alopecia Areata Sisaipho-loss of all scalp hair except along the scalp margins
  • Alopecia Totalis-loss of all scalp hair
  • Alopecia Universalis-loss of all scalp and body hair
 
Cancer
 
Cancer constitutes the second highest percentage of our recipients. Every year approximately 2,200 children under age 20 are diagnosed with brain tumors. Radiation treatment to the brain stem as a treatment for cancer can cause permanent hair loss. Chemotherapy may also cause hair loss to be long-term depending on the length of treatment needed.
Other causes of hair loss account for a small percentage of our recipients.
  • Ectodermal Dysplasia-A heritable disorder that affects the formation of the ectoderm. Extremely sparse hair can be a result of ectoderm abnormality.
  • Loose Anagen Syndrome-An abnormality where hair is thin and normally does not grow beyond the nape of the neck.
  • Trichotillomania-Compulsive and repetitive hair pulling.
  • Telogen Effluvium-Diffuse but excessive shedding related to sudden stress.
  • Trauma-burns, accidents, dog attacks, etc.
 
 
 Jacquelyn Moore of Kearney donated 10" of hair on 4-28-10 to kick off our Locks of Love Hair Drive
 
 
 
 
 
                   
   Erica Maul age 1o donated for her fist time
                       15" of hair on 5-27-10
 
   Alyssa Becker age 18 donated for her first  
                     time 10" of hair 5-29-10
 
WHAT IS LOCKS OF LOVE?
 
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 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.
 
GUIDELINES FOR ACCEPTABLE DONATIONS
 
  • Hair that is colored or permed is acceptable.
  • Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid.
  • Hair that has been bleached (usually this refers to highlighted hair) is not usable.  If unsure, ask your stylist. We are not able to accept bleached hair due to a chemical reaction that occurs during the manufacturing process. **If the hair was bleached years ago and has completely grown out it is fine to donate.
  • Hair that is swept off of the floor is not usable because it is not bundled in a ponytail or braid.
  • Hair that is shaved off and not in a ponytail or braid is not usable. If shaving your head, first divide hair into multiple ponytails to cut off.
  • We cannot accept dreadlocks. Our manufacturer is not able to use them in our children’s hairpieces. We also cannot accept wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.
  • Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches. 
  • Layered hair may be divided into multiple ponytails.
  • Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 10 inches.
  • 10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.
 
Please Note:
 
 
 
  • Shorter hair will be separated from the ponytails and sold to offset the manufacturing costs. Although the shorter hair cannot be used in the hairpieces, it still greatly helps to reduce costs.
  • Gray hair will be accepted and sold to offset the manufacturing costs.
  • Colored hair is not usable if it is colored over bleached hair.
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    HOW TO DONATE
     
    • 10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.
    • Hair must be in a ponytail or braid before it is cut.
    • Hair must be clean and completely dry before it is mailed in.
    • Place the ponytail or braid inside of a plastic bag, and then inside of a padded envelope.
    • If you wish to receive our personalized thank-you card, please fill out the hair donation form, or write your name and address on a full size separate sheet of paper and include inside the envelope. We cannot acknowledge donors who do not send their name and address according to these instructions.
    • All hair donations must be mailed to Locks of Love at:

      234 Southern Blvd.
      West Palm Beach, FL 33405-2738
    • Thank you!
     
    You Should Know
     
    • In order to protect your privacy and in compliance with our Privacy Policy, Locks of Love does not provide information regarding donations that we receive. If you want to be certain of when your donation arrives at Locks of Love, please ship your package with a tracking number.
    • To serve as receipt of your donation, a thank-you card is sent to each donor within 90 days from the date we receive your donation. Donor information must be clearly written on the hair donation form or on a full size separate sheet of paper and included with the donation.
    • If you don't receive a thank-you, it doesn't mean that we didn't receive your package! If 3 months has gone by and you have not yet received your thank-you, please e-mail volunteer@locksoflove.org and we will send another card.
    • NEW!!! If you would like immediate recognition for your donation, you can fill out the Locks of Love Certificate of Appreciation (PDF) with your name and date and print!
    • Hair is needed from men and women, young and old, all colors and races.
    • There is no maximum length you can donate.
    • It is estimated that 80% of all donations come from children who wish to help other children.
     
    FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS
     
    “I would like to contribute with a financial donation! “
    You can make a donation via check or credit card. We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. All financial contributions are tax-deductible.
     
     
     
     
     
     
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