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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Health, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Pediatrics

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.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 200 children and families recover from the side effects of hair loss.

Geographic areas served: Michigan Area

Programs: custom-made wigs, support classes & social groups

Community Stories

31 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Wigs 4 Kids has changed my life for better. I was diagnosed with Alopecia Universalis and never could have overcame Hairloss with a smile on my face without the staff of W4K. I am confident in everything I do because of how beautiful the hair pieces are, and because of the support the team at Wigs 4 Kids offers. It's a personal experience and they make you feel like family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Previous Stories
1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

2 Livelove L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Last year my 8yr old daughter was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had to get a very strong dosage of chemo she lost her hair immediately. I knew of wigs 4 kids from when i donated my hair but i didn't know what to expect until we went in for our appointment. She was feeling so down when she lost her hair so fast, you can try to prepare kids for something like that but they don't honestly understand until its gone, W4K was able to gave her a wig that same day and they boosted her confidence back up so much when she got her wig she felt like the princesses that she truly is. W4K is so awesome they do so much more for the kids then just give them a wig they help make you feel beautiful again there is all kinds of stuff they do for you they always have classes fun activities going on and so much more they really focus on you and your family needs and they help to give those kids back so much confidence they had lost. W4K is not a 5 star they are off the chart we thank GOD every day for putting them in our lives.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wigs 4 kids answer my prayers, when my Princess was undergoing Chemo for wilms tumor! With The great staff, within 3 week my girl came out from The salon smiling

Bill50

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our 9 year old daughter was diagnosed with alopecia last fall. She suffered complete hair loss very rapidly. Working with Wigs 4 Kids has been an amazing experience. We were invited to meet for a fitting locally, as representatives happened to be in town for a meeting on our side of the state. Their willingness to grant us the time in their already busy schedule proved their love of what they do, and the kids they do it for. They truly understand how kids are feeling during this hard time, and talk to them at their level to help them cope. The wig we received was fantastic. We are very grateful to the sponsors and the staff at Wigs 4 Kids. We love them!

Patti18

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Wigs 4 Kids program gave our granddaughter a complete transformation that changed how she felt about herself. She was getting chemo at Motts Children's Hospital. Hunter Marie has bone cancer and because of the treatment she was without hair for a long time.. A family friend suggest W4K and we went to see Maggie. From the very first visit Hunter's esteem was lifted through the roof! They fit her with a beautiful natural hair wig. The kindness of Maggie and her staff is unmeasurable with just a star. They ARE the stars.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my oldest daughter lost 80% of her hair, Maggie and her staff welcomed our family with open arms. They were supportive, provided resources and educated us. They are an amazing organization! We have since sent a couple of friends their way for services. We have encouraged many, many people to donate hair as well. Just a few weeks ago, my younger daughter proudly made her hair donation. Wigs4Kids changed our lives and the lives of countless other children. We are forever indebted to them!

1 Christina40

Client Served

Rating: 4

W4K has completely changed my daughters life. Maggie is a extraordinary lady with an enormous heart. We heard about her from another young girl who had been a client after my daughter lost her hair in 5th grade. She has Alopecia. My daughter was outgoing and very active- competitive dancer. She started to withdraw and wore hats all the time. Then she started to pull away from dance because she was embarrassed to be on stage. One simple call was all it took. Maggie does EVERY appointment herself in special rooms set up for her clients for comfort and privacy. They receive rockstar service and attention. And the parents and siblings are a part of it too. My daughter has been with the foundation for almost three years now. Maggie counsels, supports, and loves each and every child. All services r free to the families. Even after a serious bout with very cruel public bullying, my daughter stands strong and confident and that is largely due to Maggie, the great ladies, and other fabulous kids at W4K.