Last time, we featured some foundations and organizations in the Philippines where you can donate your hair to cancer patients. And today, we’re listing top organizations and foundations in Australia where you can donate your hair and change someone’s life.
We aim to encourage everyone to pass on the hope and make people realize how simple things can mean a lot to someone. So without further ado, here are some of the organizations and foundations around Australia where you can donate your hair.
“Chop your hair to help kids.” In Variety, they give your hair a second life and make wigs for someone who has lost their hair due to medical conditions.
They also have fundraising events where they use the money to purchase new wheelchairs for a disability or buying school uniforms for kids who are doing it tough.
You can become a volunteer, join an event or become a corporate partner. But if you want to help most simply, you can donate your hair.
If you’re 100% willing to chop your hair to help kids, here are the guidelines and FAQs about Variety’s hair donation.
Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation Inc.
Alopecia Areata is a common autoimmune disorder that often results in unpredictable hair loss. Although it’s not life-threatening, Alopecia Areata has a psychological impact on the lives of those affected by this disease.
The condition can affect anyone regardless of age and gender, though most cases occur before the age of 30. Donating your hair to someone who has Alopecia Areata is a great help to boost their self-esteem and confidence.
If you need some guidelines on how to cut ponytails for hair donation, here’s a video that can help:
For more information, visit their website at www.aaaf.org.au
Wigs for Kids
Wigs for Kids has been providing Hair Replacement Systems for over 30 years. They give support to children who have lost their hair due to Alopecia, burns, Trichotillomania, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other medical conditions.
Wigs for Kids helps children suffering from hair loss. The foundation never charges families for hair replacements.
Momentum for Australia
The Mission of Momentum For Australia charity is to encourage people to support new health awareness and prevention campaigns. Their communities work together to achieve real solutions to issues including youth health, mental health, and breast cancer.
Women and men all over Australia are invited to donate their hair in support of the Momentum Forum “Hair Raising for Women with Cancer” initiative.
The funds raised from the sale of the donated hair to wigmakers will be given to Breast Cancer Research projects in WA.
For more information, you can visit their page at www.momentumforaustralia.org.au
A simple act of kindness can change someone’s life. No matter how small or big it is, it is never wasted. Remember, the true meaning of kindness is to always give without expectations and don’t expect to get it back.
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