A New Type of Giving This Season

Not your average haircut 

As we approach the season of giving you may be wondering what you can do to help someone in need, but a haircut may not come to mind for most of us. Last week, our sales trainer, Keith Langtry, went in for a haircut, but this time his hair wouldn’t just be swept up and thrown away. Instead, his hair would be sent to Children With Hair Loss in South Rockwood, Michigan, and assembled into a wig for a child with hair loss.

What is CWHL?

CWHL or Children With Hair Loss is a non-profit organization that provides human hair replacements to children and young adults facing medically-related hair loss at no cost to them. Currently, CWHL has provided a customized human hair replacement and care kit to over 300 children a year with their mission being, “covering young heads to heal young hearts”. What may be “just hair” to us may be something more than cosmetic for a child with hair loss.

CWHL before and after

Credit: Monroe County Chamber of Commerce

Other ways to help

Did you know that human hair replacement system and hair care kit can cost a family of a child with hair loss up to $5,000 a year? If you are not able to donate your hair, you can still help out by making a monetary donation to CWHL.

CWHL Donation

Eric and Keith both donated their long locks of hair to Children With Hair Loss (CWHL).

Looking for other organizations to donate your hair too?

Here is some info on other hair donation charities that you might find helpful:

Which organization should I donate my hair to?

Credit: Business Insider

How to donate to Children With Hair Loss

If you or someone you know is interested in donating to CWHL, check out this quick video for a walk-through tutorial!

 

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Seth Nagle

Seth Nagle is the Director of Marketing at ePayPolicy and has built his career around product marketing, UX design, and thought leadership content.