In this day and age it is hard to know whether or not charities are good samaritans or evil doers exploiting our generousity. Case in point –
After yesterday’s post, I was concerned about the feedback I got about Locks of Love from my fellow Shades of Light fan, The Upstart. She stated that her hair (which sounds freaking gorgeous! hello hair model!) wouldn’t make the cut at one of the best known charities in America. So I followed her well-spoken (err, well-typed) advice and did some of my own research.
Here’s what I came up with:
- No charity can use every single thing donated
- No charity can sell every single thing for the highest amount
- No charity is going to be perfect or flawless because they are run by humans who are imperfect and full of flaws
And so my decision is to keep with my original support of Locks of Love. This may offend people…well, tough cookies. I am standing by my decision. I am Hayden and this is my Shamu.
A huge thank you goes out to The Upstart for encouraging me to get some charity enlightenment. And a million points goes to each one of you that told me about your donated follicles….dudettes, you rock! Even if your locks end up getting sold to a doll company instead of adorning some child’s shiny bud-free head, your act was still a good deed and it still benefits the charity. So high-fives all around!
Oh and those of you that haven’t voted on a Shades of Light rug for my kitch, get to it! This is my call for help –
Totally chic and super comfy on the knees for those baking marathons – Happy Trellis Rug in green
Uber durable and easy to clean for when spills happen – Variegated Round Rug
Cheerful hue and texture galore for a little global inspiration – Soho Dhurri Rug in yellow