Wigs 4 Kids

Rating: 4.82 stars   84 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: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

We donated my son's hair of 10"... He always got called a girl, but he didn't care, because it was one gift we could afford to give. We heard about the organization through the salon we go to. We decided to give to this one, because one of the bigger organizations would charge for the wigs and this is free!!!. For the kids who need it. We received the postcard with the thanks and it will always be a reminder to him..

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2 people found this review helpful

I convinced my neighbor, ( a gentleman) to donate his long hair he was gettg ready to cut. He hadn.t considered this idea. I did all of his registerg and mailg for him. The certificate u mailed him thanking him for his donation made him relize what an impact his donation meant. It put so.ething in his hands he could touch and look at to remind him there r wonderful people like u that help in ways we dont even consider. U guys rock!

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Rating: 2 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Actually I was disappointed finding out what happened after my daughter chose this charity to donate her hair this time around. When my husband dropped it off, since it was "local" instead of a thank you and something for the scrapbook. They were more invested in making him but a tshirt for $25. Was the hair (very long, very thick) not a huge donation? Apparently not appreciated to even give the child a tshirt. No they wanted cash too. Definitely won't be the place she donated to the next time around.

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T-shirts are available for purchase inside our Wellness Center, yet we never require our hair donors to buy them. We are so fortunate to receive over 6,000 hair donations a year and we greatly appreciate each one. As much as we are grateful for our hair donors, there is no way we could provide a t-shirt to everyone. If we gave a t-shirt to one child, we would have to give a t-shirt to all. This is not a lack of appreciation, as the funds raised go directly to the children we serve and to continue our mission. It takes $800 to turn hair donations into a wig for a child in need and as a nonprofit, our t-shirt revenue helps make this program possible. Respectfully, Maggie Varney Founder & CEO Wigs 4 Kids

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Myself and my karate school have partnered with Wigs 4 Kids over the last couple years and every time we work with them they are just amazing!! The love they have for the kids and what they do for the kids is just so inspiring!! I can't say enough GREAT things about Maggie and ALL of her staff. They are exceptional people. There's truly no better place than WIGS 4 KIDS!!

WE LOVE YOU WIGS 4 KIDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I first found out about Wigs 4 Kids from my facebook. Im not sure who posted it but when I seen it I started to look up any information I could for this. After reading about it I decided to donate my hair. I have been wanting to cut it for a long time but my granddaughter always stopped me. Then I wasn't sure how to do it because I live in Alpena way up North, when I made a comment on a post I was answered back which I did not expect and was happy to no that they took the time to look up where I could go here to donate my hair and make sure it goes to this great charity. As I said my granddaughter was very upset I was getting it cut but after I talked to her why and what the hair was going to be used for she was excited and then wanted to get hers cut. She is 9yrs old and said to me can I say a prayer for all the kids, she then asked what Chemo was and I explained it, I told her how you make wigs for the kids that their hair falls out from Cancer, she said Meme (name for grama she came up with when a baby) I will pray for them because kids are mean and make fun of them and its not right. She then told me she was proud of me can you believe that. I don't have money but would love to do what I can for this cause and to get my grandkids involved to show them that you can help others, if there is anything or any way we can help we would be honored to help. Thank you for helping these children out in there time of need.

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2 people found this review helpful

My daughter's hair was so long & she wanted to cut it. I had known about Lock of Love because of a high school classmate who donated his hair. So I search online for hair donations and found Wigs4Kids. I like it because it was just for kids. I wasn't sure about which organization to donate to so since her hair is thick she said she wanted to donate half to Locks Of Love & the other to Wigs4Kids. She donated 15 inches of hair in April of 2013. Now her hair is long enough to donate again but this time all to Wigs4Kids. We recieved an email last time of a certificate thanking my daughter for her donation so hopefully by now there is a child out there smiling with my daughter's hair on their head. I am so proud of my daughter for willing to donate her hair again that this time I'm hoping my hair is long enough to donate as well.

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

Maybe have a record of what wig has who's hair & take a picture of that child with the wig. I would LOVE to see who got my daughter's hair.

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My son had beautiful curly hair. I wanted to make his first hair cut a special experience. So a co worker referred me to W4kids, her daughter had recently donated there. Once we arrived we were greeted right away and everyone was so warm and friendly. My son is six yrs. old, he was three at the time and still remembers doing such a wonderful thing for other kids. Maggie and her staff are great!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I cut of 29" of my hair for these little kids it only took around a 1 1/2ish to grow it to that length and it got pretty heavy but I hung in the ,taking vitamins and taking good care of it while it grew like a weed,lolol...it is my honor to donate this for these children who will be happy and more comfortable in life dealing with serious illness. god bless them all and I wish them all the best...christine

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Rating: 5 stars  

12 inches where just sent in today... I have done this for many years.... since I learned of it as a kid.... Cost Cutters sending it today. I'm happy I could donate my hair for my possible 8th time? That's my aprox... and I plan on continuing to donate and rope more into it. Hope my donation is useful borfsomeone out there.

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No changes needed from what I saw

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My 6 year old daughter had heard about this great program through school and could not wait to participate. We entered the facility and were immediately greeted by warm, happy faces. My daughter, who was donating, along with her older sisters were taken on a tour and explained every detail how Wigs for Kids helps kids in need. She got to see wigs awaiting their owners, watch a video and see memory books of kids who have been helped. The salon service made my daughter feel special throughout her new hair cut. She even recieved a gift and a follow up phone call thanking her and asking if SHE had any questions. This is a wonderful organization and should be commended on their work enriching the lives of our youth! Well done! My daughter has inspired her sisters and they each will be returning to donate soon!

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