Wigs 4 Kids

Rating: 4.86 stars   80 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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

My 8 y.o. daughter gets excited to donate when the time is right. My wife and I take her to Wigs for Kids every time, we have donated her hair 3 times now and will continue to support this worthy local cause.

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3 people found this review helpful

I first heard about Wigs 4 Kids when I was approached by a Board Member to attend the gala. I was blown away by the stories the children told, and what Maggie has been able to do for them! It is comforting to know that if something were to happen to my children, or any of their friends, that they would have a place to go that feels like home and truly takes care of them!

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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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1 person found this review helpful

Wigs4Kids definitely fills a need in this community. I remember when my son was in need of a wig during his bout with Hodgkins. We bought it when his hair was falling out due to the chemo treatments and had it trimmed by a barber in the same building as the wig provider. What a mess.

But, he wore it every day. That's how important it was to him to have that shield. He went through 3 of them before he was cancer free and his hair grew back.

Now, we have a tremendous resource in Wigs4Kids. They provide the wig for free to the child and update it before it's needed. It is custom made and looks as natural as can be. The dedicated staff is knowledgeable, caring, efficient and hard working. They are a treasure to this community and an asset to any group that works with them.

The long and short of it is just this: They love these kids and it shows. And we love them for what they do.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

shoot myself

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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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Rating: 5 stars  

Wigs4KIds is that one in a million group of people that you find once in your life. A review could never do the justice of the dedication, heart and true passion this organization has. You have to see it and feel it to believe it! Wigs4Kids is truly and amazing organization and strives everyday to help every one and anyone that they can. I urge everyone to stop by and see what Wigs4Kids is all about or go to just one event with this group and see truly what it is all about. Your heart will be captured. Thank you for everything you do and everything that you are going to do!

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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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have seen the wonderful things wigs 4 kids has done in the community. they are a great group that cares deeply for each and every client. Keep up the great job !

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have not needed their care or services

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world, one child at a time....

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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6 people found this review helpful

A friend of mine invited me to a Wigs 4 Kids fundraiser, and I was not sure what to expect. I did not think there was such a need for this service, boy was I in for a surprise. The event was done first class, and the volunteers and staff were very organized. The staff members were caring and compassionate, the founder showed so much love for these little angels. I was moved beyond belief when I heard a recipient of the program candidly speak about how Wigs 4 Kids changed her life. This is a wonderful thing- focusing on making kids feel like their peers so they can worry about one less thing, when they are going through treatment. I commend this selfless organization for the desire to help children feel good about themselves. After all, what else is there? The self esteem of a child is so important and knowing someone cares about this; makes me think this world isn't so bad afterall.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The speeches from the children, they spoke about how thankful they were for Maggie. How they could participate in life again without feeling ashamed of their hair loss.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them the funding they need to help sustain the program. Get the word out to more people, this is a wonderful thing what these people are doing.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing kids be kids again, the smiles on their faces

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

So kind and compassionate. You could tell they truly enjoyed what they do.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach so many more angels afflicted with this terrible Cancer, turn so many more frowns into smiles. Turn embaressment into self confidance amd tears into cheers!

Ways to make it better...

We all lived in a world where children and adults did not get this terrible disease.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding to ssustain the program. There is no governmental support. Most of their support comes from individuals in the community and businesses. They need exposure!!

One thing I'd also say is that...

I read in the newspaper they recently opened a new wellness center, and I cried. I know they worked so hard for many years so kids would have a place to feel special. They have expanded the services they offer to include emotional counseling, arts

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Being a aunt of a child with cancer, this organization has a special place in my heart. Although my Nephew was not here in Michigan, there were comparable organizations in Florida which helped my Niece and her family deal with this devastating illness. Wigs for Kids is an amazing organization that helps in ways only the recipient knows. This is an organization that truly has a heart and soul, and it is one that is needed in todays world of I, Me, My..

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

No, I have not.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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