Valley View students share hair and kindness with children experiencing
medical hair loss
Anya Sinha and Charvi
Kanna of Valley View Elementary School in Montville, New Jersey wanted to do
something nice this March, so they decided to donate their hair to Locks of
“We planned to go at the
same time,” said Kanna. “But we couldn’t.”
Still, they went.
Donating over 10” of hair,
Sinha went first.
“I wanted to help people,”
Sinha said. “So I donated my ponytail so that someone else could use my hair.”
Kanna, who donated 12” of
hair, agreed. “I wanted to give my hair to people with cancer. I wanted to help
make others happy.”
Locks of Love is a
non-profit organization that provides hair pieces to financially disadvantaged
children, throughout the United States and Canada, who experience long-term
medical hair loss. It takes 6 to 10 ponytails to make one wig. Hair contributions
must be at least 8” to 10” long in order to be used in a wig. Many area hair
solons participate in the program, often cutting, styling and shipping for
free. Both Sinha and Kanna went to Christina’s Solon on Changebridge Road in
According to each of the
students, the decision to share their hair has been a rewarding one.
Specific requirements for
donating hair can be found on the Locks of website.
Valley View Elementary
School is one of seven Montville Township Public Schools.