Donating 65 Inches of Hair in Eight Years for Charity

Donating 65 Inches of Hair in Eight Years for Charity Sixty-five inches is the size of a really big TV. It’s about the height of an average American woman. It’s also the amount of hair Vector Marketing Sales Professional Rachelle De Young has donated to charity and non-profit organizations over the last eight years.

On three separate occasions, she’s cut her beautiful, long blonde locks to make wigs for children and teens suffering from hair loss.



De Young first donated her hair at 17, right before she was scheduled to take her senior pictures. Then a Grand Rapids, Michigan senior, De Young donated 19 inches of her hair to a fellow high school student who was undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia. At the time, the philanthropic De Young didn’t even know Leah Schalow.

But she heard about her plight and wanted to help. Never mind about De Young’s upcoming photo shoot. “Taking care of someone else’s needs and desire to be normal was more important than what my senior pictures looked like,” said De Young.

Over the next eight years, De Young chopped her hair two more times. Each time, she has given her charitable donations to the South Rockwood, Michigan-based Children with Hair Loss. The non-profit organization makes custom wigs from human hair for children.

Now a graduate in theater from Azusa Pacific University, De Young works for Vector Marketing, the sales arm of Cutco Cutlery.

She lives in Los Angeles and continues to give back to her community, also working with Angel Wings International, a human service organization that provides aid in healthcare to people in Haiti and was founded by current Cutco Sales Professional Andy Jeanty.

De Young says her career with Vector affords the extra time and money to serve others. It’s also a plus that Vector Marketing is involved in charity and works with non-profit organizations to give back to the community and make a difference.

“Cutco isn’t just about selling knives,” she says. “It’s about accomplishing your dreams and being able to make a great income that allows you to let go and serve others.”

About Vector Marketing:

Vector Marketing is the sales arm for Cutco Cutlery, a 65-year-old company with headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Olean, New York. Vector sells Cutco through a national team of college students, who are trained to do in-home and virtual demonstrations on a pre-set basis.

Vector Marketing has over 200 locations nationwide and works with students of all majors with little-to-no professional experience.