Campus CHSO To Hold Hair Drive For Locks of Love on April 13

Penn State Worthington Scranton's Community Human Service Organization (CHSO) 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.

They 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.

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.

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.

The event will take place Tuesday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the campus' Study Learning Center. All are welcome and appointments are not needed.

The CHSO club has been very active on campus, having most recently held a Spin-a-Thon with the American Red Cross at Brown's Gym in Clarks Summit, and a campus fundraiser to help victims of the Haiti earthquake.

For more information, contact Erika Mills at 396-2990.