Going Above and Beyond!
At Global Resources LLC, we all believe in giving back to our community, whether it’s money, possessions, or time. We’re proud to recognize a few members of our team who go even further, Andrea, Jennifer and Rick. These three have donated their hair to create wigs either for women fighting cancer, through Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths, or for children suffering with any medical conditions which result in hair loss, via Locks for Love.
The reasons that these three donated their hair are remarkably similar. For Andrea, it was just feeling that it was the right thing to do. She also donates old clothing for the same reason. “It seemed a better idea to give the hair to someone who could use it, rather than throw it away.”
Having the Opportunity to Give
Andrea would do it again, if the opportunity presents itself (if she grew the hair long enough and it was in suitable condition for donating).
Jennifer expressed some of the same motivation. Desiring change, she had wanted to cut her hair for a couple months, but she decided to wait until it was long enough to donate.
“I do have a couple friends and a family member who have had or are currently fighting various types of cancer, but really, I just felt a moral obligation, in general, to try to donate, knowing how much hair that I’d potentially be cutting. Who knows when I’ll have that much hair again and it could make a positive impact on someone’s life at an extremely difficult time—it was a no-brainer!”
Both of the ladies donated their hair to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths. Like Andrea, Jennifer would also do it again, “although, I like this haircut, so that it may be a while,” she says with a grin.
Rick inspires by having donated to Locks for Love six times, now. “Someone had mentioned that there was a charity called ‘Locks of Love’ that collected hair for cancer kids and asked me if I was donating, since my hair was so long.” Rick then asked the person who cuts his hair about it and she told him that they would take care of sending it in for him.
His hair grows fast, since he starts with a length that already can be pulled back into a ponytail, it only takes a year and a half to have enough length to donate. He also would donate, again, should he continue to grow it out.
Interested in Donating?
Rick advises checking out the websites, first, as each organization has slightly different requirements in regards to the length and the use of hair products allowed.
Andrea also suggests doing everything “to keep your hair healthy. Be sure to condition and don’t dye your hair.”
Jennifer has the final word on the subject, saying, “If you have enough hair, why not? It grows back. If it’s a cause that’s dear to you, grow it out. It will be rewarding and, hopefully, you’ll love your new do!”