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Locks of Love, Inc.

aka LOL   |   West Palm Beach, FL   |  http://www.locksoflove.org

Mission

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers. Our mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge.

Ruling year info

1997

Principal Officer

Mrs. Madonna Coffman

Main address

234 Southern Blvd.

West Palm Beach, FL 33405 USA

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EIN

65-0755522

NTEE code info

Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines N.E.C. (G99)

Diseases of Specific Organs (G40)

Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines N.E.C. (G99)

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Our programs

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Locks of Love

Children must apply to Locks of Love in order to be considered for a hairpiece. The Board of Directors reviews the completed file for consideration. Recipients begin the production process in their homes by making a plaster mold of the child's head. Locks of Love provides the molding materials via UPS. From this mold, a fit cap is produced to check the vacuum seal. Once the fit cap is approved, the actual hairpiece is assembled by hand. The entire process takes approximately four months. Locks of Love depends on monetary donations from private foundations and the general public to cover the costs of production and shipping for these hairpieces. The target population for this program is children 21 and under suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Qualifying diagnoses include the following: alopecia areata (totalis and universalis), severe burns to the scalp, radiation treatment to the brain stem as a treatment for cancer, loose anagen syndrome, etc.

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    While it is sometimes difficult to receive feedback, we have not had any major challenges doing so.

Financials

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Locks of Love, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 09/01/2023
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Board chair

Madonna Coffman

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Madonna W. Coffman

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Timothy Leixner

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Jill Christian

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Doris Shell

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Dorothy Barrie

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Gail Coniglio

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Abigail Waller

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/1/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

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