CHICKS GIVE “LOCKS OF LOVE”
15-year-old Robin Farber of
Swampscott, MA was ready to “chop it
off” she knew just what she wanted to do.
Having always desired long hair, Robin had been growing it
for a year and a half. As
her life became more hectic, filled with volleyball, school
musicals, religious studies and all of her school work as a tenth
grader at Swampscott High School she eventually “got tired of
taking care of it.”
the years, I had heard of the Locks of Love program. When I started to think about cutting my hair I looked it up
online.” Locks of Love
requires that you must be willing to cut off 10 inches or more and they
even provide lists of hair salons that can help you cut off your
hair and some do it for free!
Robin was visiting her
sister Shira at Barnard College in New York, they were deciding what
to do for the day and Robin said, “Hey, let’s cut my hair!”
the salon, they
pulled her beautiful dark hair back into a long ponytail, secured it
with an elastic bank and cut her hair above it. Next they packaged the banded ponytail up to mail it in,
writing the length of the hair on the package as instructed.
of Love will use the hair to make wigs and help children who have
diseases that cause hair loss. They sent me a little thank you card that says they received
makes me feel happy with what I have done. I can imagine some little girl wearing my hair.
I think I have it good because my hair looks good at any
length and now it is so light and easy to wash.”
want] to make people aware of it (Locks of
Love) so they can suggest
it to friends who are thinking of cutting their hair.”
best friend Rachel is doing it today!”
Robin, do you like the new length?