Kids at Mantua UMC's VBS donate hair for children with hair loss. Photos provided

Mantua VBS Donates Hair for a Cause

September 6, 2017 | | GNJ News, Next Generation Ministries

MANTUA – During this year’s VBS program at The United Methodist Church of Mantua, hair was collected to donate to the nonprofit ‘Children With Hair Loss.’

24 ponytails were donated, exceeding previous year’s goals. 2017 was especially meaningful as a young lady who is a member of the church, Lizzie Rossi, shared with the VBS attendees from personal experience how important theses donations are.  She now wears wigs every day because she has suffered hair loss due to an injury.

Aaron Miller was the one and only male who donated. He had a big support group, which included his mom, Jody, to encourage him to donate his hair, which meant a really short haircut being that the minimum required to donate is 8 inches.

Katie Arnold and Doreen Mancini, cosmetology teachers from Gloucester County Institute of Technology, and Amy Durand from “Aim to Please” in Pitman and member of the church, donated their time to cut hair.

The Mission Offering of over $1,000.00 for the week was received to help pay for the production of the wigs for those in need.