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.
Dear Prudie, I am a 30-year-old woman who has been dating a lovely man for three months. I believe that sex is crucial to a relationship, and the thought of having a (potentially lifelong) relationship without an active sex life scares me.
Dear Little, Your wonderful guy was cruelly shafted, and it's sad to think that a relationship that seemed to have everything may be doomed because of a teeny-weeny problem.I once published a letter from a woman whose boyfriend had also gotten the short end of the stick—although perhaps not quite so drastically as yours—and in response I heard from several women who said they were initially very disappointed by their beloved's under-endowment and wondered whether it was a relationship killer.But they liked the guy so much that they stuck with it and said they eventually "adjusted" and came to find their sex lives fulfilling.I know how selfish that sounds, and it's killing me.Also, there are pictures on Facebook of her daughter wearing a wig, not that this justifies my unwillingness to donate.The idea of asking people to donate their hair to a specific child is odd.As you've seen from the mother's Facebook page, ready-made wigs are easily available.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.I feel like a horrible person, but I don't want to donate my hair.The only thing I like about my appearance is my hair.