Grade 5 student Carolyne hosted Prayers on the morning of February 24 in support of her Junior School Angel Hair initiative. Angel Hair is a program that provides wigs and hair loss solutions to financially disadvantaged children in Canada who have lost their hair due to a medical condition or treatment. Three years ago Carolyne decided that she wanted to make a donation to Angel Hair, so she started growing her hair.
Her hair was finally long enough to make a donation last year. As she was about to make her hair donation, she learned that Angel Hair needs at least 10 to 12 ponytails to make one wig. It disappointed her to know that her donation alone was not enough, so she decided to reach out to the Junior School community to help out. First, Carolyne discussed her idea to the Student Institute Team (SIT) committee to talk about Angel Hair. “My idea was to encourage girls to grow, cut and donate their hair,” she explains. The next step of her plan was executed on February 24, when she and Grade 6 teacher Mr. Lucacescu cut their hair and donated it to the Angel Hair organization in front of the entire Junior School, with the help owner and hair stylist from USalon.
Another brave young Havergalian also told her story of her hair donation at Prayers that morning: Senior Kindergarten student Ella recently donated her hair to charity with her mother. “After I did this, I felt very proud and happy that I did something good for someone else,” says the young philanthropist-in-training.
Carolyne hopes her hair donation today, along with Ella’s story, will inspire other students to cut their hair for Angel Hair too. Way to go Carolyne, Ella and Mr. Lucacescu! Your donation will help make a difference for kids in need.