Carlsbad 6-Year-Old Organizes Locks of Love Event for Entire Community

Lilli Pisarczyk, a first grader at Hope Elementary is hoping others feel inspired this time of year to give the gift of hair to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

Six-year-old Lilli Pisarczyk heard about Locks of Love after her friend particapted in a hair cutting drive in La Costa.


"Once she heard about that.. she wanted to do it," said Lilli's mother, Melanie Sliwka. "I just attended Amy Miller's parenting class and learned a lot about empowering our kids so I asked Lilli if she would want to organize an event so others could donate as well...and she was off and running."

Lilli started making posters and even phone calls to arrange the hair dressers.

"I'm just here to help and be her right hand mom," Sliwka said.

So far two people have signed up to donate ten inches of hair to Locks of Love, but Sliwka and her daughter are hoping to get ten people signed up.  

The event is open to the public. Get a free holiday haircut by stylist Charlotte Lollick and her crew on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 2:30 p.m. at Hope Elementary. 

To reserve a spot, email melaniesliwka@gmail.com

Prizes will be a awarded for the longest donation and the shortest hair cut. 

Linda Britt December 06, 2012 at 09:00 PM
What a real hero is all about.
Ron Reihel December 06, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Lilli is an Angel !
Jorge Brito December 07, 2012 at 02:54 AM
She is a genius. One lucky girl to be the leader of such event.
kenny December 07, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Keep the MOM out of it , Please. Moms trying to make their kids a STAR really bug me.
Deanne Goodman December 07, 2012 at 07:14 PM
I think the mom is empowering her child rather than making her be a star or pushing her to do something she didn't want to do. Sounds to me like Lilli already has star quality in her and the mom is helping her shine. Nothing wrong with that as far as I'm concerned.


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