Disadvantaged Donors? Untangling the Truth Behind Locks of Love | WafflesatNoon.com

Here is another article I wrote for the ezine Waffles at Noon. Locks of Love could be more transparent regarding the use of hair donations. Much of the hair they receive is discarded, and a large portion of hair donations which are usable are sold to commercial wig-makers. ReadDisadvantaged Donors? Untangling the Truth Behind Locks of Love” at WafflesatNoon.com.

Additional Sources:

Lather, Rinse, Donate”  by Elizabeth Hayt  New York Times  Sept. 6, 2007

Where are Your Charity Dollars Going?”  CNBC  Dec. 9, 2010

Additional Information:

It appears Snopes.com took up this topic several months after I wrote this article.  Using the Hayt article and one other source, Snopes manages to spin a positive revew of Locks of Love and pronounce rumors regarding the selling of donated hair and charging for wigs “Mostly False.”  While Snopes is correct about a favorable rating for Locks of Love from the charity auditing site Charity Navigator, it totally ignores the detailed negative rating and report from Nonprofit Investor and other available information.


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