Variety

 
Our Vision
For all Australian children to attain their full potential regardless of ability or background.
 
Our Mission
To empower all Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs, to live, laugh and learn.
 
Our Aim
Variety's aim is to double the number of grants given in 2014 to give HOPE, JOY and a better future to thousands more NSW children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.
 
Every dollar makes a difference.
When you give to Variety, you give directly to children in need in your local community. 
With your money we can buy practical and tangible aides including wheelchairs, walking frames, communication devices, hospital beds, nebulisers, scholarships and much more.
 
Donate your hair
So often people grow their hair to have it then cut off, only to have this hair swept into a bin at a hairdressers. Hair is a valuable thing and even more so when you are a person who doesn’t have any due to Alopecia.  
To be able to give to someone who has not, is a kind, generous and rewarding thing to do. Your hair that has taken so long to grow will be made into a beautiful wig for someone who really needs it. Not only will it give them the feeling of having their hair back, it will give them confidence, a return of self esteem, and allow them to be…..just like everyone else.
Hair donated to Variety is purchased by wig manufacturers who make wigs for medical hair loss, the funds are then used to purchase wigs for those unable to afford them. So more than one person will benefit from your donation.
 
Is my hair suitable for donation?
In order for your hair to be usable by wig manufacturers it needs to be a minimum of 30cm long, it should not be permanently coloured (hair with a rinse is okay), permed or have any grey hair.
 
I want to donate my hair what do I need to do?
You should wash and thoroughly dry your hair, and then place it securely in multiple pony tails with an elastic band before having it cut by a hairdresser or cutting it yourself. Cut the ponytails off above the elastic band and then place more elastic bands along the length of the hair at intervals, four should be enough, (this is to make sure that all the hair is kept flowing in the same direction from root to tip, and is very important). Hair that has been cut and placed in a ponytail then plaited is also okay.
Your hair can then be placed in a plastic bag (it's best to cut the corners off the plastic bag so, if the hair is a bit damp, then it won't go mouldy!).
 
Send Hair To:
Variety- the Children's Charity
Locked Bag 2468
St Leonards, NSW 1590
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