My name is Caleb Rosenfeld and I am a Senior in High School in New York City. My mission is to encourage EVERYONE to grow out their hair to donate to people with cancer. I have been donating my hair since I was in 3rd grade. The way I see it, donating your hair is an extremely simple act of kindness where you can truly and literally give a piece of yourself to someone who really needs it. People with cancer deal with so much on the inside and when you donate your hair, you have an opportunity to help them feel a little more like themselves on the outside!
You may be surprised to know that it can take minimally 10 donated ponytails to make just one wig, and that's only the first part. After all the hair is collected, a wig can take 6 months to complete and is often prohibitively expensive. Over the years, I have partnered with several amazing organizations that make wigs and distribute them at absolutely no charge. But they need your help -- they need your hair! That's where Cutting it With Caleb comes in - getting the word out about the importance of hair donation and collecting the hair needed to make these life-changing wigs.
During my lower and middle school years, I found it hard to find volunteer opportunities where kids were welcomed. To donate your hair, however, there are no age requirements, no socioeconomic barriers, and no special talents or skills required. Not even a global health crisis can stand in the way! My goal is to empower everyone - and especially children - to donate their hair, and literally and figuratively, give of themselves to someone who really needs it.
I have just donated my hair for the 5th time, and it continues to be among the most meaningful things I have ever done. And, during this time of social distancing, many of you may not have had a haircut in several months -- so it's a silver lining opportunity to continue growing your hair to donate. Tell your friends, teachers, aunts, uncles, cousins… anyone. Let it GROW.
Please consider donating your hair - we can make a difference, one wig at a time.
AS OF October 2021
MEET OUR PARTNERS!
Please meet our current partner recipient, Hair We Share
Hair We Share's mission is to help maintain dignity, confidence and self-esteem to those affected by medical hair loss. Hair We Share relies solely on donations, in the form of real-hair ponytails and monetary contributions. With these donations, they provide quality hair solutions at no cost to men, women, and children throughout the USA.
Hair We Share was formed in 2014 and is supported by over 40 years of experience in custom design for wigs and hairpieces. They are rapidly improving lives, restoring confidence, and making a mark in medical-related hair loss communities throughout the USA.
Former partner recipient, Children With Hair Loss
Children With Hair Loss is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides human hair replacements at no cost to children and young adults facing medically-related hair loss. When a child's hair is lost due to Cancer treatments, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, Burns, etc., the painful effects are far deeper than just cosmetic. Each year, the number of children requesting our hair replacements increases and with your support, we can continue to increase the number of children we are able to help in the future!
Former partner recipient, Zichron Menachem
Zichron Menachem provides support for any young person in Israel under the age of 25 living with cancer, as well as their parents and siblings. Zichron Menachem has made thousands of wigs for children and young adults who are fitted by their wig specialists, custom made for their specific needs.
Please meet our current partner Salon, Eli's Hair Design
**As of January 1, 2021, Eli's Hair Design, located at 243 E 84th St, New York, NY has just partnered with Cutting It With Caleb to offer FREE hair cuts to everyone donating their hair! Thank you Eli & Avi for your amazing commitment to Children and adults with medical hair loss!
Hair Drive Videos
Cutting it with Caleb Hair Drive, 2017
Cutting it with Caleb Hair Drive & Updates, 2020
CHECK OUT SOME BEFORE AND AFTERS!
...AND SOME Pics & VIDEOS OF OUR HAIR DRIVES & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS ...
Specialized hats are being made By Hair We Share with hair we collect to donate to children experiencing hair loss. The cost to sponsor a hat is $25.