Wigs for Kids and San Jacinto College partner for annual hair donation event

04.15.2015 | By Andrea Vasquez

The San Jacinto College cosmetology program will hold its annual hair donation event on April 21, this year benefitting Wigs for Kids.

Wigs for Kids is a nonprofit organization that has been serving children suffering from hair loss since 1981. Certified Cosmetic Therapists throughout North America create custom-made hair replacements. Each one is completely hand-tied and made entirely from human hair. Wigs for Kids helps 125 – 150 children annually.

San Jacinto College and Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School cosmetology students will give free haircuts to participants who wish to donate their hair to Wigs for Kids. Hair must be a minimum of 12 inches, free of all dyes and chemicals, and gray hair will not be accepted.

For those who still wish to donate but do not meet the hair requirements, $10 haircut and style and $5 blow dry and style services will be offered, as well as any other monetary donations accepted. All proceeds will benefit Wigs for Kids.

The Wigs for Kids event will be held on Tuesday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School cosmetology salon, located at 1348 Genoa Red Bluff in Houston. For more information on the event, please contact the San Jacinto College South Campus cosmetology department at 281-922-3406.

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, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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