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Wigs 4 Kids

Rating: 4.84 stars   91 reviews 10,877

Nonprofit Issues:

Health, Human Services, Cancer

Address:

30126 Harper St. Clair Shores MI 48082 USA

Mission:

Wigs 4 Kids is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that reaches out to Michigan children and teens with hair loss to help them regain self-esteem. Our program assists young people, aged 3 through 18, with hair loss from cancer treatments, alopecia and other conditions by providing age-appropriate, custom-fitted wigs at no cost. Wigs 4 Kids supports these young people as they struggle for social acceptance based on physical appearance and helps kids improve their self-image by enabling them to look more like their peers. Wigs 4 Kids is funded solely on the basis of contributions and gratefully accepts donations.

Results:

Since our inception in 2003, Wigs 4 Kids has provided over 1,000 wigs & support services to Michigan children in need.

Target demographics:

Michigan children experiencing hair loss between the ages of 3 through 18.

Geographic areas served:

Michigan Area

Programs:

custom-made wigs, support classes & social groups

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

2 people found this review helpful

Wigs 4 Kids is a wonderful local non-profit. I have had the pleasure of volunteering here and was treated with the utmost respect and compassion for my help. I was able to work on a variety of projects that truly mattered to the mission and all that Wigs 4 Kids does for the children of Michigan. I am so thankful to have been hired here as a result of my volunteer experience. I wholeheartedly recommend this organization as a great place to spend your time and volunteer!

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Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to volunteer with the Wigs 4 Kids staff and see the amazing work that this team does for children that have experienced hair loss due to illness. First, I was surprised to learn that there is an organization to help this particular community, giving free wigs and free support services to families with this unique need. Learning this inspired me to see the work in action and to see how I could help!
At my first meeting there, I was introduced to the intricate structure and depth of the Wigs 4 Kids program. There is a very holistic approach to boosting the confidence and self-esteem of the children they help.
The most heart-warming sights that I've seen, included: The humble compassion and sense of pride shown by adults & children who donated their own hair. Then, most awe-inspiring, were the shy smiles, bright eyes, and beautiful hair styles that were made for and chosen by children who had been helped!!
I have immense respect and appreciation for the conscious, wise, visionary - Ms. Maggie Varney & her dedicated team! They have created and maintain a venue that gives enrichment and joyful experiences to families. I'm so proud to have been allowed the opportunity to help this team!
Additionally, I felt so appreciated for volunteering. This team is grateful and considerate to the people that time to help. Everytime that I have been there, the atmosphere of Wigs 4 Kids has been a pleasure to encounter; filled with peace, and love, and bustle! There are amazing and effective happenings at this well run non-profit and much to be done. Wigs 4 Kids is a purposeful place!

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Wigs 4 Kids has been a total blessing to not only my daughter Kendall who suffers from trichotillomania but for our whole family. The first day I spoke with Mrs. Maggie, she told me not worry anymore and that they would help my daughter with her issue... And that's exactly what they have done at wigs 4 kids... Because of Corey (her therapist) she has been doing so much better with her urge to pull out her own hair.. It's like he give her something to be proud about because she knows she's going to see him. Mr. Corey has helped my husband and I as well with different ways to deal with her disorder. And then Mrs. Maggie and her staff make us feel like family every time we are in the wellness center. They have lead Kendall to believe she owns the place... Lol. I am so excited to know such wonderful people who care genuinely about their clients and work hard everyday to make them feel special... We love attending the special events they have for the ambassadors and their families. We are always excited to me others who share the same love we have for Wigs 4 Kids. The custome wig that was made for Kendall makes her feel more than normal she feels like a princess!!! We're so blessed to be apart of Wigs 4 Kids and I will do whatever I can to bring more awareness to this wonderful organization full of wonderful human beings. THE RICHARDSON FAMILY ❤️ WIGS 4 KIDS!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Wigs 4 kids has changed my life in so many ways . I have had alopecia all my life , and when I was 8 I was told I would never grow hair ever again. Now with that heart wrenching news I had given up all hope and I felt awful about myself . But my mom found Wigs 4 Kids and Maggie, to me it was the biggest blessing in my life . I'm now a senior in high school and I can honestly say that I have a good self estem , and I never let anything hold me back just because I don't have hair . Without this program I don't feel like I would have been able to accomplish all these projects in my life because I was so afraid to go near people for fear of their comments . Not to mention Maggie makes sure that we always have a support system behind us in everyway. I'm so happy and proud to be a ambassador for this amazing program .

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My daughter Ella was born with Alopecia. She never knew what it was like to have hair, ponytails, braids etc. When she turned 6 I brought her into wigs4kids and was greeted with so much kindness towards not only my daughter but my whole family. Seeing Ella in a wig for the first time and seeing her smile made me cry tears of joy. The support they provide for the health and welfare of the children is a blessing.

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In 2011 our oldest son was diagnosed with cancer, with him being a singer in a screamo band his hair was quite unique and ment alot too him. Anthony's treatment left him to ill to make it to the center so Maggie came to the hospital to measure Anthony knowing how important it was to him. Maggie never ceases to amaze me. She always make sure these children and their families are taken care of when faced with such challenges The smile on Anthony's face was priceless when he received his wig, one I will never forget. Maggie and her team and the many volunteers always go out of their way to make the children feel special and help in anyway they can. This goes far beyond just receiving a wig, from field trips, nutrition classes and cooking, to boat rides and dinner with your family. Things to take your mind off the challenges of day to day life with a child who is Ill or facing a different disease that require her services. Thank you Maggie and Wigs 4 Kids staff for all you do!!! Much love from your ROCK STARS mom

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have dealt with Alopecia all my life and finally made the decision 3 years ago to stop at Wigs 4 Kids. It was the best decision I have ever made. Every single employee has such a kind heart and never fails to make anyone happy. Everytime I walk into that building, I feel a sense of comfort and love. The workers there treat you like family and are such hard workers. Anyone that has a certain type of hair loss disease is guaranteed to get a wig that fits right for them. You even get to pick out your own length and color so it suits you. I want to thank everyone that works for Wigs 4 Kids and especially to Mrs. Maggie for changing my life and giving me the confidence that I once never had. Every kid that steps out of that building gains confidence and happiness everyday and there is nothing better than that.

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I've had the pleasure of volunteering at Wigs 4 Kids and found out that these woman are a Volunteer Militia to help children. The whole staff is dedicated to helping out at events and organizing them to ensure all children will be able to go to them and leave with a smile on their face. The staff is friendly and helps anytime I had a question with any task at hand. I hope many more pursue to help out this organization because they all are a wonderful group of people and I would love to see them go above and beyond expectations with their goals and help out more children in need.

Amanda B.

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Hi, I am a mother of 2 girls that have Alopecia. My First child was 5 years old when she was diagnosed and may second child was just one year old. They were both diagnosed at the same time which was very stressful. My first child was going to kindergarten and I was very scared for her of what kids would say to her because kids can be very cruel. One day my sister-in-lav found Wigs 4 Kids on the internet and we called to set an appointment. They were so generous and they told us we could come right away. When we arrived a woman with a very big heart welcomed us and her named is Maggie Varney, She nicely told us all about the program, how we would get the wigs right away and that the whole program was free including the wigs, hairstyling,hair cuts, ect. After year my first child's hair started growing back and my second child got her first wig. 8 years passed and my second child is still in the program. All the workers there are very kind, polite, and love the children Thank god there is a program that helps kids not feel feel insecure.

Sincerely,
Emina Didic

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2 people found this review helpful

As a student pursuing a career in social work, I have had the great fortune to spend a bit of time at the Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center and Salon in St Clair Shores. Wigs 4 Kids is an OUTSTANDING nonprofit organization. They offer a number of services to individuals and families who are coping with illness/medical treatments that result in hair loss. The kind caring staff members at Wigs 4 Kids truly make a difference in the lives of their clients (children and families).

I have had the pleasure of working directly with social worker Corey Faulkner who helps individuals as well as families cope/recover from social, psychological, emotional as well as physical side effects of hair loss. I would, without reservation, refer any individual dealing with a hair loss related illness to Wigs 4 Kids.

I am happy to be apart of such a wonderful organization, and I look forward to many more opportunities ahead.

Lisa Q

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