College donates 1,442 inches of hair to Wigs for Kids: Annual hair donation event adds to total collected throughout the year
05.04.2017 | By Andrea Vasquez
HOUSTON – San Jacinto College South Campus’ annual Wigs for Kids event brought in additional hair donations for a total of 1,442 inches of hair collected by the cosmetology department throughout the year.
Five-year-old Lili was one of the Wigs for Kids participants, who was excited for her new look as well as getting the chance to help a child suffering from hair loss. Her mother, San Jacinto College South Campus cosmetology instructor Duvelza Marroquin, did the honors of cutting Lili’s hair as they both quietly shrieked with excitement. Lili donated five ponytails measuring more than 12 inches each. Marroquin says her eldest daughter is continuing to grow her hair since she plans to donate next summer.
The annual spring event allows cosmetology students to complete service learning hours by providing free haircuts to clients who are eligible to donate at least 12 inches of chemical-free hair. Monetary denotations are also accepted with all proceeds benefitting Wigs for Kids.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.