Worthington Scranton students planning a Hair-raising event

April 07, 2011

For the second consecutive year, Penn State Worthington Scranton’s Community Service Club has partnered with Holiday Hair in conducting a hair drive for the national Locks of Love organization to help disadvantaged children suffering from medical hair loss. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the campus’ Study Learning Center. All are welcome and appointments are not needed. Club members are encouraging students, staff and faculty to participate and the event is open to the general public. Individuals can donate their own hair or they can pay $8 to have their hair cut by a professional stylist. All proceeds will go to Locks of Love.

Donated hair must be at least six inches in length and clean and dry. It must also be in a ponytail or braid, and cannot be bleached, while hair that has been dyed or permed, can be used.

Locks of Love is a nationally recognized non-profit that provides vacuum-fitted hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children ages 6 to 21, suffering from long-term medical hair loss. They use donated human hair in order to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. The prostheses they provide help to restore self-esteem and confidence, enabling these children to face the world and their peers.

For more information, call Brandon Puglisi at 570-766-0772.

  • Organizers of this year’s Locks of Love Hair Drive are, from left: Janice Warner, Heather Konrad, Amy Smith, club adviser Matt Mutchler, Amanda Smith, Brandon Puglisi, Rebecca Ruane, Stephanie Ficarro and Lasha Wyman.

    IMAGE: Amy Gruzesky

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Last Updated April 12, 2011