Elementary students donate hair for a good cause

- For most students, the school year will end in a couple of weeks, and for some students from Savage, they will start with their summer vacation with a new and meaningful "do".

This is the third year in a row students at Harriet Bishop Elementary have donated something very personal to other kids who are struggling with medical diagnoses.

They're saying goodbye to their long locks, all for a good cause.

"I'm a little nervous, but yeah. I think it will be good after it's cut. I don’t know what it will look like with short hair. Haven’t had it in a long time," said 4th grader Mallory McAllister.

About three dozen students have been have been growing out their hair all year as part of a campaign by the school's service organization.

Now they're getting it cut at the same time at Studio Luma in Burnsville to donate to kids and adults who have lost their hair while fighting various diseases.

"For some it does get hard to manage and I've heard a lot of moms complain about tangles. They are looking forward to it, " said organizer Lisa Pozoski

While most of the participants are looking forward to getting a new haircut, for others, losing their locks is an emotional experience.

"I like having long hair but I do a lot of sports and my long hair gets in my eyes. It will be kind of good when I cut my hair," said 6th grader Gavin Czajkowski.

Even though their time with long hair has been cut short, hopefully giving to others will never go out of style.

"Because it feels good to donate stuff," said McAllister.

In 3 years, more than 130 participants from the school have donated more than 70 feet of hair to Pantene, Locks Of Love and Wigs For Kids.

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