Locks of Love a family tradition

04.17.2014 | By Andrea Vasquez

Every two years, sisters Marina Keith and Crystal Almaraz donate their hair to Locks of Love at the annual “Share Your Hair” event at the San Jacinto College South Campus. This year, that tradition is continuing with Almaraz’s four-year-old daughter Destiny.

Not only was she donating hair for the first time, but this was also her first haircut. “I’m going to give my hair to little kids that don’t have any,” she said enthusiastically.

This year, Keith, who is the South Campus events coordinator, donated 16 inches of hair; Almaraz donated 24 inches; and Destiny donated 26 inches. Each received complimentary haircuts from cosmetology students and a Locks of Love certificate of appreciation.

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Since 2011, the South Campus cosmetology department has collected over 275 locks of hair for the organization.

For more information on Locks of Love hair requirements, hair appointments, or monetary donations, please call the South Campus cosmetology department at 281-922-3406 or visit www.locksoflove.org.


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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, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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