• Friends' Place

    How to Support Friends' Place

    Friends' customer and staff memberMartie Carnie explains the contents of the Hope Bag, a complimentary gift to women undergoing chemotherapy.  

    Friends' Place provides a private, welcoming and supportive setting as an extension of medical care for cancer patients. Our goal is to enhance recovery and create a special experience for those we serve.

    There are a number of ways you can help Friends' Place and the people it serves:

    Volunteer at Friends' Place

    As a volunteer in Friends' Place, you can assist patients and family members with the selection of items through our outreach program for infusion clinics and inpatients. Be part of a team of volunteers who work together to create a compassionate environment for patients and families. If you're interested, please contact Volunteer Services.

    Make a gift

    Every contribution, big or small, helps. Support Friends' Place's efforts in providing tools and resources for those dealing with hair loss and breast surgery changes who need financial assistance. Make a tax-deductible contribution.

    Donate hair

    Locks of Love is a not-for-profit corporation formed for the purpose of providing quality hair prosthetics for children afflicted with medical hair loss. Locks of Love provides these custom-fitted hair prosthetics for long-term medical hair loss free of charge or on a sliding scale to financially disadvantaged children.

    It takes about 12 bundles and three months to make a custom human hair piece.

    Guidelines for donating hair

    Donated hair must be at least 10 inches in length

    It must be bundled and pony-tailed with cuticles running in the same direction

    It must be free of hair damaged by chemical processing

    The hair must be clean and dry, placed in plastic bag, and mailed to:

    Locks of Love
    234 Southern Blvd.
    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

    For more information, visit www.locksoflove.org or call toll-free 888-896-1588.

    Donate wigs, breast prostheses, camisoles, hats and scarves

    Friends' Place accepts donations and provides them to underserved populations and other patients in need. For more information, please call 617-632-2211.

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