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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Help Me Get a New Xbox 360 and I'll Donate My Hair to Charity!

Just the other day, I was thinking that I would really like to get a second Xbox 360 so that Mommitude and I can play games over Xbox Live together. My problem? I don't have the money to do this, as I am currently on disability and the money we do have coming in is pretty much spent on groceries, bills, etc., with only a little left over for luxuries like video games.

Then it hit me. I can try to raise the money myself, and help out a charity in the process! I have been growing my hair out for over two years, and it has gotten quite long. Plenty long, in fact, to be able to be donated to Locks of Love, a charity organization dedicated to providing hairpieces to disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss due to any diagnosis. Here's what I had in mind...

I will be accepting donations over the next few months (or longer, if necessary) towards the purchase of a new Xbox 360. If I can raise enough money for an Xbox 360 Arcade, I will donate the minimum amount of hair, which is 10 inches. If I can raise enough money for an Xbox 360 Premium, I will get my hair completely buzzed, donating as much hair as possible. And, if I can raise enough money for an Xbox 360 Elite, I will shave my head completely, donating as much hair as possible, and I will also completely shave off my beard and mustache. Photos and video will be posted after the deed is done.

Any money raised above what is required to purchase the Xbox 360 will be donated to charity, with the charity chosen via a poll to be posted here on my blog.

With all that said, here are a few "before" pictures so you can see what I will be giving up in the name of video gaming and charity.

Donations are accepted via PayPal, using this handy-dandy little button right here. I will be posting updates weekly with the donation totals.

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