Locks of Love
234 Southern Blvd
West Palm Beach
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children 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.
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.
The children who receive these hairpieces have lost more than their hair; they suffer from a loss of self. Many children have been teased by classmates and/or embarrassed by the attention they receive because of their hair loss. They often will withdraw from normal childhood activities such as swimming, going to the mall or even playing with their friends. While wearing a hairpiece is certainly not a cure for these children, it can help restore some of the normalcy to their everyday lives that most of us take for granted. It is our goal to help provide a foundation on which they can begin to rebuild their self-esteem.
Locks of Love has volunteer hours available in our West Palm Beach national headquarters office from 8:30 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. Ponytail donors are very generous and we need dedicated volunteers to help with the following tasks: data entry so that each can receive personalized acknowledgement, opening and sorting donations, and various clerical tasks. This is a great opportunity for students, seniors, and groups who want to help with a worthy cause.