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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

40 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.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

easy to donate hair to, and they responded quickly with my thank you letter and t-shirt (unfortunately, the seam ripped after the first use). way to go, Wigs 4 Kids!

Comments ( 1 )

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Maggie V. 10/15/2016

Thank you for your review of Wigs 4 Kids! We would be happy to assist you in getting a new t-shirt - please feel free to contact us at maggie@wigs4kids.org or 586-772-6656.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My daughter has donated her hair twice now to Wigs 4 Kids. At first we only were familiar with "Locks for Love," but we did some research and found this wonderful company that so generously gives wigs to those that need them with no cost involved. It was also very important and special to us that they give the hair only to people in Michigan...it helps people locally. My daughter is talking about donating again this summer. She is excited to do so. She loves knowing that her hair is helping someone else feel beautiful and normal! That is all that any of us want to feel. We hope others will feel inspired to donate as well. :-)

4

Donor

Rating: 5

I donated all of my hair! I really hope it helps! I think more people should do this. It really does help and my hair will grow back! When it does, I will do it again!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Donated my hair twice so far! I love that they give their wigs for no cost to te person who needs it!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

My daughter chose to donate her hair last year. We researched several organizations and chose this local non-profit. We couldn't be happier. The organization provides free wigs for kids in need. And, we received the most heartfelt email as acknowledgement. We would definitely donate again!

2 Terisa T.

Donor

Rating: 5

I donated my hair to Wigs 4 Kids and through the process (pre-cut) to the end thank you letter, everyone was extremely helpful and grateful. I researched 4 different nonprofit wig making companies and decided based on their goals, and morals, that Wigs 4 Kids was the one I felt was right for my hard earned hair.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

What a great team at Wigs 4 Kids! When I turned 50 and decided that my "pony tail look" had to go, I googled for a local charity that I could donate my hair to. Wigs 4 Kids popped up! Beautiful salon, heart felt customer service with amazing staff. Linda Jasina

1

Donor

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is very well run and helps all of the kids they serve for free. I'm happy to support this great charity which is here in my community.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I had just cut my hair and I wasn't sure where I should donate it. My friends had heard how other places threw out hair or made people pay for it, and it broke my heart. So when someone suggested Wigs 4 Kids I was overjoyed hearing that none of my concerns were in play with this organization. In the future I plan on sending my hair here.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

This is such a great cause that helps children and really makes a difference. I had a positive experience donating my hair in August 2014. I will be donating hair for my second time in June 2016. Thumbs up for a great nonprofit!! I would highly recommend.