McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville Elementary School first grade teacher, Karen Feder, and student Kalin Wallpe recently cut 12 inches of their hair off during school for a good cause. They donated their 12-inch ponytails to an organization called Wigs for Kids. Feder raffled off the hair-cutting opportunity in a school fundraiser.
Feder had donated her hair approximately four years ago. She mentioned in passing to Kalin that she was raffling off the opportunity to cut her hair to donate it to Wigs for Kids. Kalin jumped on the opportunity to be a part of the philanthropic activity and help other children in need. Her parents supported her initiative and said it was absolutely her decision.
Feder and Kalin selected the Wigs for Kids organization because it provides wigs free for children who need a wig due to chemotherapy, radiation, burns or other medical conditions that cause hair loss. Feder also liked that the organization supports children; since she is a teacher, it seemed a perfect fit.
During the raffle, Kalin’s father entered tickets on behalf of Superintendent Shane Robbins and MES Principal Stephanie Miller. Principal Miller’s name was drawn to cut Kalin’s hair. Student Maiyan Bair won the opportunity to cut Mrs. Feder’s hair.