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Friends each gift ponytail to Locks of Love

Lock of Love donation helps children with medical hair loss  

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 Love.

“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 Montville Township.

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.