What began as a small service project with limited participation has grown into a year-long philanthropic endeavor. The sisters of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at Centre have chosen Locks of Love as their premier philanthropy for the 2003-2004 school year.
Locks of Love is a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces composed entirely of human hair for financially disadvantaged boys and girls with medical hair loss. Since its inception in 1997, Locks of Love has helped more than 1,000 children.
More than one-third of the active members of the Zeta Gamma chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma are growing out the required 10 inches of hair to donate to Locks of Love. Most of the women will be cutting their hair in April.
"It's very exciting to have such a large group of Kappas participating in this wonderful philanthropy. I'm extremely proud of all my sisters and their dedication to service," said chapter president Rachel Bressman, a senior from Nashville, Tenn.