Teen donates hair for her birthday

March 31, 2014 by  

Lianna Alscher, a sophomore at Deerfield High School, chose to donate her hair to Locks of Love to celebrate her Sweet 16 last month.

She went to her local KidSnips the morning of her birthday on February 16 with her parents, her two sisters, and four of her closest friends. She was able to donate 11 inches of dark brown hair.

Locks of Love is a charity organization that gives wigs to children who have lost their hair for various reasons, including chemotherapy. Lianna said:

“Even though I’ll miss my hair, I feel really happy with myself for giving it to someone in need. I think about how happy the kid will feel when they get the wig.”

This is not the first time Lianna has donated her hair to Locks of Love; she started doing it when she was four years old and has since donated at the ages of 9 and 12. KidSnips manager Jill Jensen has always cut Lianna’s hair for donation, and says she has seen many people donate their hair to Locks of Love in the past 17 years.

The notice about donating hair in KidSnips may have been made by a flyer printing or poster printing company. Working with non-profit organizations is how many project-based businesses get their start and shows companies to be active in the community.