Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children. Check out their website to see http://www.locksoflove.org . All you need is 10 inches minimum length. It can be colored or permed hair. I cut off more then a foot. It just makes you feel good knowing you are helping a child in need. You can read stories about the child and how Locks of Love has helped them.