Hey Internets, do you donate to charities? I do. But I, like many of you [I’m assuming] like to do it on my own terms. I hate that thing at the grocery store check-out that asks me if I want to donate to a charity then makes me feel like an asshole for clicking “not now” which we all know means just “NO”.
Or even worse, when the cashier actually asks you if you would like to donate to St. Jude’s Hospital or Men’s Cancer Research and you decline and you have to suffer the judgement of not only the cashier but of the people in line behind you because clearly you hate babies and testicles.
Maybe I just donated at the last 10 stores, people!!!
Clicking that “NO” doesn’t mean I don’t give. I’m just not giving right now…at this particular moment when I’m just trying to purchase some fucking bags of goodness that I will hopefully bring home and be able to assemble into some sort of meal for my family later. Later being after I drink some boxed wine and consider not cooking at all.
Let’s get to the point of today’s publication. Donating to charities or causes is a personal decision. A decision that should not be forced upon you as to when and whom you choose to give your donation to.
I have donated the fuck out of my awesome hair for ten+ years. That involves three years of growing my hair EACH TIME and dealing with it’s jerky-ness because, you know what? I want some child out there with whatever awful disease that has prevented them from growing their own hair to have a beautiful human-hair wig.
It’s important for me to do this.
I suffer neck pain and headaches and just plain frustration for years to donate my hair. But my suffering is nothing compared to what these children are dealing with. So I do it again and again because, like I said, it’s important to me and it’s my choice.
So stop judging me Grocery Store Credit Card Scanner. Stop judging me.
Thank you to Lauren for a fabulous haircut and for being a woman who is involved in this amazing cause.
Thank you to my bitchin’ cousin who accompanied me to this event, took these photos (with my big girl camera!) AND poured the Mimosas. I love her.
*There are many organizations where one can donate their hair. I won’t promote any one here as I feel like it is a personal choice. Please spread the word about this cause so that you or someone you know may be able to help out a person in need of this type of donation. The link below provides information on the many options for donation