You don't have to offer money toward the cost of a wig, unless the family is in financial straits and friends are raising funds to generally help them out.(Then donate only what you can comfortably afford.) If you want to do something for them, bringing a dinner is helpful—check when one would be most needed.Would it be at all appropriate for me to offer a cash donation, rather than one of hair? Dear Shear, I give a lot of leeway to people going through traumatic events, and having your child treated for cancer is right up there.
As you've seen from the mother's Facebook page, ready-made wigs are easily available.Her mother posted a request on Facebook asking for donations of hair to make a wig for her.Then another friend sent me a private message to tell me that the mother wanted me to donate my hair to her daughter.Otherwise, since the request for your locks came to you secondhand, just act as if you'd never heard it.Dear Prudence, My husband and I got married about a month ago.