Wigs 4 Kids

Rating: 4.84 stars   95 reviews

Issues: Health, Human Services, Cancer

Location: 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
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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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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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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1 person found this review helpful

How I became a Client of Go Green Salon, was quite unusual. I was there on a business meeting with an inexpensive wig on, having a hot flash. Geez could it get any worse. Maggie looked and me and said stay after the meeting I think I can help you.
Maggie being the caring person she is took me into a private room and we tried on many hairpieces. Which were beautiful, and of course I had to order one. But the caring she showed me that day is the, same caring that she shares with every one of her children. Believe me when I say that they are her children, she will go the extra mile to make sure every child is believing in themselves and confident in the way they look. I don’t think that there is a day that goes by that she is not thinking how to make a child’s life better, or even a older Italian thinning hair ladies life better.
Thank you Maggie for all you do!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I know wigs for kids is the most personable and caring place. They think of the kids 100 percent. They have helped my daughter tremendously. There is no other organization that cares that much about the kids and their well being.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

We appreciate the donors to this charity. Our daughter came upon the Alopecia disease and her self esteem had suffered. Thanks to Maggie and WIgs 4 Kids , she now has a more confident outlook. For those that are thinking of donating , in anyway possible , this is THE BEST organization to consider.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Maggie and her staff at Wigs 4 Kids are so committed to their cause. We have been going there for three years now. Not only is my oldest daughter Madison a client but we've been so impressed with their organization that we've also donated. THey've got a great thing going there and they put a lot of smiles on the faces of children and that's what it's all about.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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