Solana Santa Fe students(Above) Solana Santa Fe students Michelle and Melanie Molina-Lopez recently cut their hair and donated it to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada.Locks of Love sent the sisters certificates to recognize their donation. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. Locks of Love says that the prostheses the organization provides helps to restore their self-esteem and confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers. More information about Locks of Love is available on their web site: http://www.locksoflove.org/.Solana Santa Fe Students(Above) Local San Diego resident Carolina Bracamonte recently spoke to Mrs. Rainville’s fourth grade class about her experience being a foster youth and the support the Just in Time Center for Foster Youth has given her. Afterward, the Solana Santa Fe students surprised her with gifts to help set up her apartment. The Just in Time Center assists foster youth in the community, helping with emergency resources and encouraging connections to caring adults who then become a lifelong support system. More information is available on their web site: http://jitfosteryouth.org/.Griffin Goldberg(Above) Fourth grade student Griffin Goldberg presents Carolina Bracamonte with kitchen gifts from the fourth grade class.Solana Santa Fe Students(Above)Bella Yates adds to the items Solana Santa Fe students recently donated to the Community Resource Center’s Holiday Basket Drive.Each year more than 1,500 local families in need are invited to fill their shopping carts with donated food, clothing, blankets and toys at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in December.The Community Resource Center assists families in need and victims of domestic violence. More information is available on their web site: http://www.communityresourcecenter.org/.Photos courtesy Stacey Phillips
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