Added: Saturday September 13, 2008 at 02:57 AM EST
Locks of Love Sells the Hair for Profit, too
The reporter did not research adequately, By the Locks of Love own report on their federal tax filing, they make a profit as much as $500,000 a year from the sale of hair. They do not give the wigs for free either...the families pay something on a sliding scale. By their own admission that provided 2000 wigs over ten year span...that's a paltry 200 wigs per year on average. Compare that with the tons of ponytails sent to them every year. If your child knew that her donated hair was being sold to the hair extensions vendors, how would she feel about this organization then?
Paula, Providence, Rhode Island