Monday, February 13, 2012

Locks of Love

A few days ago, my mom took me to the hairdresser to get my hair cut.  Last summer, Sarah and I convinced my youngest sister Hannah to cut her hair and donated it to an organization called  Locks of Love.  Hannah was the first in our family to get her hair cut because my hair was not long enough. Before I cut it, my hair was twelve inches long. To donate you need your hair to be at least 10 inches or longer.  Locks of Love makes wigs and hair pieces for children that have lost their hair.  I had wanted to have a short hair cut and was glad that it also could help a child who doesn't have hair receive a wig. I now have very short hair and I think I like it even better.




















When my mom was in 2nd grade, she also cut her hair. Here are some photos of  hair when it was long and short. Which hair cut do you like better? She has never had short hair after that.


My mom  in second grade


 








 Have you ever cut your hair short? 

Have you done anything else that has helped your community?

19 comments:

  1. Hello, Miriam.

    Your sister last year and you this year have given a wonderful gift unique to each of you. It's very thoughtful to give gifts to others especially those in need of something you grow so naturally.

    When I was a boy I always had my hair cut short even when the hippie era of the 60s grew it long. These days, my hair stays short by itself as it has thinned since I was a boy. My barber only cuts it to make it look tidy. :)

    While I can't give hair (I wonder if they would have wanted grey or mostly white hairs anyway), I find others ways to help in the community. I am on the Parents & Citizens committee at my local school, help set up our local country show, and do photo/DVD/CD work for community groups and schools (16 of them). Volunteering doesn't pay much in money but it pays well in thanks and smiles.

    There will be someone out there you will never meet who will smile when they receive the gift made from your hair. :)

    @RossMannell
    Teacher, NSW, Australia

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    1. Dear Mr. Mannell,

      Thank you for your lovely comment. I love my haircut a lot more than long hair and I also don't have to brush my hair as much anymore.

      I have also done other things to help the community. Almost every year I run a 5k race and it helps children who have cancer.

      From,
      Miriam

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  2. Aloha Miriam,
    What a wonderful gift given by both you and Hannah. I know you will be making someone very happy and grateful for your gift. As far as my own hair, it has always been short. My mom felt my hair wasn't thick enough to be long.

    I have always believed in sharing what I have with others. This was something I started to do when I was a child and it has continued throughout my life. My family would always look at me quizically when I announced I had given away a book, toy, sweater, or whatever to someone who obviously was in greater need.

    I know the good feeling you must have right now. Your smile and your beautiful new haircut give it away.

    A hui hou my friend,
    Mrs. Jacobs

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    1. Dear Mrs. Jacobs,

      Thank you for the lovely comment. I love my new hair cut! I am also very happy to make another child smile.

      When my brother and sisters grow out of there clothes and don't want books or toys we donate them to people that don't have this good stuff.

      From,
      Miriam

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  3. Dear Miriam,

    What a beautiful thing you did cutting your hair so that someone may have hair.
    I know by you doing this you will really make a difference in someone's life.
    You really are one very special little girl.

    I bet your parents are so proud of you too. Well done Miriam.

    From your pal from down under,
    AA.

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    1. Dear AA,

      Thank you for your wonderful comment. I love my haircut and hope that I made someone feel better. My dad didn't want me to cut my hair but now he likes it better.

      From,
      Miriam

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  4. Dear Miriam,
    You are so cute with your new hair cut, but the most important that you helped someone who is in need and you made someone happy.
    We all proud of you and love you.
    Grandma Tanya and Grandpa Eugene

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    1. Dear Grandma and Grandpa,

      Thank you for leaving me a wonderful comment. I love my new haircut and I hope I will get to cut it every time it grows out.

      Love,
      Miriam

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  5. Hello Miriam,
    Great job donating hair! I'm pretty sure everyone has been touched by cancer in some way, and they should appreciate everyone who helps out :) Your hair is very cute like that.
    By the way, I think I like your moms long hair cut better :) I cut my hair really short once, and it looked terrible. Its pretty long now.....
    Keep up the great posts, cause I enjoy reading them!
    Your bud,
    Selena
    P.S. Its great to talk to you again :) What grade are you in now?

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  6. hello Miriam,
    Im from Mr.Avery's classroom blog. I think it was very nice of you to donate your hair. I've heard about locks of love before. it is so sad to hear about little kids that need wigs. its so sweet of people that have enough hair to donate some of it.
    sincerely,
    Molly ~

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  7. Dear Molly,

    Thank you for your wonderful comment. I also think it is really sad that children don't have hair. What do you do to help your community?

    I hope you visit again,
    Miriam

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  8. Dear Miriam,
    Miriam that is very nice of you to donate your hair to another person.

    I have cut my hair short in Grade One. I hope too cut my hair short again. Miriam your new hair do suits you perfectly.

    I remember when your friend's Little Sister cut her hair short as well.

    That really is a beautiful feel good post. :)

    From,
    BB.

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  9. Yes, I have had my hair cut short, and yes I have also done something good for the community.

    Evie

    PS. I really love your blog and your blog post because it is very descriptive and the sentences flow very well! Keep on blogging! :)

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    1. Dear Evelyn,

      Thank you for leaving me a wonderful comment. Did you like your new haircut when you cut it? What other things have you done for the community? I hope you visit again.

      From,
      Miriam

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  10. Hi Miriam, I'm a student at the University of South Alabama and I really loved your blog post. It's nice to start at a young age getting involved to help out your community and other children.I have never cut my hair but I do have fiends who donated their hair when I was in high school. Its Locks of Love is a great organization and they doing a great job. Hope you enjoy your new hair cut you look great.

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    1. Dear Jeanette,

      Thank you for your wonderful comment. Last year, I got some other comments from the University of Alabama students. I love my new hair cut and hope to cut it every time it gets long. I hope you visit again.

      From,
      Miriam

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  11. Dear Miriam
    hi My name is Kiersten I am 12 years old and i cut my hair for cancer in honor of a friend of mine that passed away with cancer. i love that you cut your hair to and we both donated it to locks of love
    here you can read my blogs to here is the link
    http://kierstenvoicebox.edublogs.org

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  12. Dear Miriam
    I have been looking t your comments and i love that people are cutting their hair for cancer just like us

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  13. Dear Miriam
    I could never write blogs like yours. wow you are amazing I love it. Maybe some how you could teach me to write blogs like yours. once again I love it. ohh please read my blogs and comment here is the link
    http://kierstenvoicebox.edublogs.org/
    from Kiersten

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