Locks of Love Donation Drive

Cosmetology Program's Locks of Love Drive Allows Participants to Help Those Suffering from Long-term Hair Loss Individuals can donate hair to College's program throughout the year

WHO: Senior-level cosmetology majors with Del Mar College's Cosmetology Program; students with the Regional Technical Center High School––including students from Flour Bluff, Gregory-Portland, Ingleside, Odem Edroy, Taft, Tuloso-Midway and West Oso; dual credit students from Miller High School; and faculty with the DMC program, including Sandra Shelton Flinn

WHAT: Locks of Love Donation Drive

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 21 (tomorrow)
Best time: four appointments at 1:15 p.m., including one parent who is also bringing her five-year-old daughter to participate

WHERE: Cosmetology Lab, Room 211, Flato Building, Del Mar College West, located on the right on Boaz Blvd. off Airport Road (www.delmar.edu/resources/maps/west.php)

VISUALS: Senior-level DMC cosmetology students and young students with the Regional Technical Center High School and dual credit program at Miller High School cutting ponytails of at least 10 inches (or more) for use in making hairpieces for children and young adults with long-term hair loss by the Locks of Love organization.

FYI: Collecting the gift of hair for young children and adults suffering from long-term hair loss has become an important way for Del Mar College's Cosmetology Program and its students to give back. Tomorrow, April 21, students will collect donations for Locks of Love, the organization that supplies natural wigs to financially disadvantaged children and young adults who have lost their hair during cancer treatment or diseases that cause hair loss, such as Alopecia and Autoimmune Disease.

The program also collects donations throughout the year and will take hair donations cut by individuals themselves. Hair donations must be a minimum of 10 inches and not chemically damaged or bleached (color or permed hair is acceptable) for the process of manufacturing wigs. For more information about Locks of Love, go to www.locksoflove.org.

Anyone wishing to donate hair anytime during the year can make an appointment with the DMC Cosmetology Program by calling 698-1723.