WEST COVINA, CA – DECEMBER 13, 2007 – Third Grade teacher Tara Mericle at Hollingworth Elementary wanted to challenge her students to read…. So she developed “Read for Those In Need” and came up with a unique incentive: the long-locked teacher challenged her classes to read and the highest readers could cut her hair so she could donate it to Wigs for Kids, an organization that helps children with cancer.
THE BIG CUT took place and the following students were the
Janelle Villegas (Third)
Gregory Nunez (Third)
Anthony Villalobos (Third)
Citlalli Aparicio (Third)
Wigs for Kids provides custom-made hair pieces to eligible children with hair-loss at no cost to them. The cost of one custom hair system is $1,800- $3,000. To learn more about the opportunities to help support wigs for kids, the public can visit www.wigsforkids.org or call (440) 333-4433.
Hollingworth Elementary is a two-time
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