Twin sisters Braelyn and Brooke Singer are seventh graders at Brady Middle School in Orange, Ohio. They have had their hair cut only four times in their lives.
Each of those four times, their mom Deb Singer, made sure that after each haircut there was a donation to the non-profit Locks of Love. This not-for-profit organization provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under the age of 21 who have experienced medical hair loss. The hairpieces are custom-fitted and are provided free-of-charge to families who need them.
This time the girls decided on their own that donating their hair was their choice as part of their Bat Mitzvah project.
Pictured L-R: Braelyn and Brooke Singer.
Learn more about this terrific idea from Braelyn and Brooke.
MM: Can you give us details about your Mitzvah Project?
Braelyn/Brooke: We invited girls with long hair to attend our hair donation party from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26th at Cuts-N-Curls in Solon, Ohio. We decided this would be our Bat Mitzvah project, striving to send over 250 inches of hair to Locks of Love. We reached our goal collecting over 250 inches of hair! Girls who participated received a special headband as a thank you for their donation.
MM: Why did you decide to take on this particular project?
Braelyn/Brooke: We have been brought up to understand that while one person might not save the entire world, two can accomplish 100% more than just one! When we were just 1 year old, our first haircut was a disaster. With two crying babies, two embarrassed grandmothers, our exhausted mother vowed never to cut our hair again – and she didn’t! Until we were 5 years old when we donated 26 inches to Locks of Love who makes wigs for children recovering from cancer. In fact, to date, we have only had four haircuts in our lives – donating each time.
Brooke holding up the braids of hair that were cut. Ten inches of hair is the necessary donation in order to make a child’s wig, but the organization will accept a minimum of six inches, which they sell to defray costs
Braelyn holds braids of her hair that have just been cut. Hair is first braided before being cut to keep it in one place and make it easier for donation
Mom Deb Singer holding donations of braided hair she has collected over the past several weeks. They reached the goal of collecting 250 inches of hair!
MM: Is there anything else we need to know about your Mitzvah Project?
Braelyn/Brooke: Cuts-N-Curls donated their services that day with free haircuts to all donors.
Great Mitzvah project and great hair styles too!
We thank the Singer Family for sharing this wonderful Mitzvah Project with our readers. For more information on Locks of Love, click here.