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Wigs 4 Kids

Rating: 4.84 stars   95 reviews 11,087

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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Wigs 4 Kids a hidden gem that resides in the heart of St. Clairvoyant Shores, MI. As a volunteer I have been able to work with an amazing staff and also become a part of their family. They do wonders for the families that have loved ones in need of their services. No one is ever turned away. Maggie Varney is truly heaven sent and I can't think of anyone or anything that could ever repay her for everything she has done. Wigs 4 Kids is truly an amazing organization.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Wigs 4 Kids is amazing. They have provided our family with the emotional support needed to get through a hair loss diagnosis. Our family feels blessed because other than my daughters alopecia she is very healthy. Many of the families that utilize the services at wigs 4 kids have to deal with not only hair loss, but an ill child as well.

My daughter has gained confidence and self-esteem by now being able to look like all of the other children. She has received a beautiful natural hair piece every year since the age of four. This is provided to our family by wigs 4 kids at no cost to us. Maggie has inspired myself and those around me to grow and donate our hair back to the program. This includes my son and many of his friends.

Thank you Maggie and staff for all you do. We wouldn't have been able to get through this without you.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Our circumstance is unusual: my daughter was a donor and I was a client in the salon. Then, we noticed our same donor daughter was pulling her hair out. So, now she is not only a donor but a client. Though she never needed a wig we utilized many of the services and opportunities Wigs 4 Kids offers. Our daughter needed to know she was not alone, is beautiful and most importantly a self esteem/confidence boost. Wigs 4 Kids is a great support and has such wonderfully kind, caring individuals involved. They are all in living with their confidential care of every family making us feel comfortable.

 
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My daughter came to me when she was 8 and asked if she could donate her hair, I said absolutely, at first all I knew of was locks of love, then my sitter told me about Wigs 4 kids, they give any child up to she 18 up to 3 wigs FREE! This was where we were going . We have been a proud supporter as much as we can since 2012, even tho sidnii is not in a place to donate her hair again, she loves supporting the cause. We are proud to represent out loud! We love what they do for kids, we will always support Maggie and her amazing volunteers.

 
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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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