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Woods donates to Locks of Love PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Holyoke third-grader Haley Woods recently sat down to have 10 inches of hair chopped off the top of her head to donate to Locks of Love. Connie Ferguson at Ardie’s Beauty Barr & Boutique did the honors. Woods, the daughter of Heather Gow and Patrick Reitz, said her cousin helped talk her into making the donation. This was the first time the 9-year-old has made a donation to the Locks of Love organization.

Locks of Love is a public nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 18 who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

The organization meets a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. The hairpieces they provide help restore children’s self-esteem and confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.  

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