Students Donate Hair to Locks of Love

Students, staff and parents were invited to donate their hair to Locks of Love May 12 at Imagine Classical Academy Indigo Ranch. The non-profit organization “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.”

Fourth-grader Aspen Lee helped to organize the event. “Those people can have hair, and you have your hair,” she said. Aspen donated her hair to the organization three years ago at ICA, and wanted to bring the cause back to the school. She presented research about Locks of Love to Frank Fowler, principal, who embraced the idea.

Dani Compton, Paul Mitchell learning leader, measured the donor’s hair with a ruler before wrapping it in a ponytail and cutting it off. She then placed it in a bag for Locks of Love. After that process, local hairstylists cut and styled the hair for those who donated. “I think it’s a beautiful side of the business industry,” said Compton about the decision to donate hair.

Viola Lee, second grade teacher and Aspen’s mother, also helped organize the event. She explained that students cannot always donate to causes in traditional ways, so this allows them the chance to do that. “They feel like they’re doing something to help another person,” she said.

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