Friday, March 18, 2005

...Now Put it in Your Checkbook

In my last post I was very excited about making the appointment to donate my hair to Locks of Love. But somehow it has never felt like a very big deal, and it hasn't really felt like enough. I have been blessed with thick, fast-growing hair in an interesting color, and this is a charity that I feel very close to and which means a lot to me to be able to help. On Wednesday I was looking at the Locks of Love website, and had a few ideas.

First, I plan on getting their plastic fund-raising bracelet that I will wear until the day, at least. If I can find one; I went to a Fantastic Sam's today, and they didn't have them yet. I need to call around. I will buy a few extra; one for my hairdresser and a few to sell. They are $1 each, and the entire dollar goes to LOL. You should get one too.

Secondly, I think it would be cool to have a pink enamel pin that resembles their symbol. I think they should sell them, but they don't. If anyone knows where I could get one, let me know.

Thirdly, the cost to sponsor a child (which, I assume, is the cost of producing the wig) is $1000. I feel that this shouldn't be difficult for me to raise in the next two months if I contact every person in every organization I take part in. And if I don't make it, so what? At least I tried. And so, in the spirit of Knitters Without Borders, I ask you for a small donation. I promise not to call you "Knitters Without Hair". And just a buck is all I ask. Give an extra buck to cover your cheapskate neighbor, and we'll be half-way there. Or buy a bracelet and let me know. Or just send your donation straight to them, and let me know. Whatever, I don't care. You can e-mail me by clicking on "View my Complete Profile" in the side bar and then click "Email".

Some little girl who has lost her hair (or may be losing it right now, or will lose it in the future) will thank you. And a big girl who loses her hair will thank you, too.


Toryssa said...

Sounds like a great plan!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad your trying to do more. My donation seemed anti-climatic and I didn't do enough to get my friends involved. So, kudos and I'll give you my donation tomorrow night at practice. I should be in town that weekend, so maybe I can be the photographer. Let me know if you need me.