Hair Donation Ottawa / Dons de cheveux Ottawa 2021
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MAKING YOUR CUT COUNT AT ANY TIME!
Hair Donation Ottawa has evolved into a year-round fundraiser where you can make a difference in the lives of children and youth in our community living with cancer. Donate your hair or beard trimmings and raise funds for ground-breaking cancer research at CHEO, empower kids and youth going through cancer treatment and support environmental sustainability initiatives!
There is no minimum hair length needed to participate in this virtual fundraiser! Thanks to a new wig partnership The Hairapy Shop Ottawa, all hair donations measuring 5 inches or more can be directed towards creating wigs and hair that is shorter, bleached or permed is redirected to our partner Green Circle Salons.
While donated hair is amazing, it is only part of the equation. Without a fundraising element, Hair Donation Ottawa would not be able to continue, so for that reason we ask that you consider making a donation of at least $20.00 before sending us your hair, even if you are unable to participate in the fundraiser.
HAIR DONATION OTTAWA PROCEEDS SUPPORT:
- Cancer research at the CHEO Research Institute.
- Cancer care at CHEO.
- Providing wigs for local children and youth in need in partnership with The Hairapy Shop Ottawa.
- Green Circle Salons environmental efforts. They use hair to create products like bio-composite plastic recycling bins, stormwater filters and insulation, or hair booms that help with oil spill clean ups in our oceans, lakes and rivers. No hair goes to waste. It’s a win-win!
INTERESTED IN DONATING YOUR HAIR? HERE’S HOW!
Step 1: Register and commit to collecting pledges for donating your hair and/or shaving your head or beard.
Step 2: Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to donate to your fundraising page. With every dollar you fundraise, you are helping children and youth in our community who are facing cancer and other health challenges that result in hair loss.
Step 3: Cut your hair or beard. Whether you DIY your cut or visit a salon, please ensure your hair has been thoroughly dried before proceeding with your haircut or shave. More in-depth information on how to prepare your hair for donation can be found in the FAQs.