November 12, 2012
Wigs 4 Kids is a wonderful non-profit that not only provides wigs for children with illness resulting in hair loss but also restores their self-esteem. I have had the pleasure of volunteering for Wigs 4 Kids since it's beginning and have watched it grow from a small grassroots organization run out of an 800 square foot salon into the Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center that now provides hair prosthetics to hundreds of children a year. Maggie Varney founded the organization and her love of these kids and passion for the cause has driven her to help so many children. In addition to providing wigs, support services such as music therapy, nutrition classes and counseling for the kids and their families are available. It is important to these kids to look like their peers and with bullying being so prevalent in society making sure these kids feel good about themselves is vital. To witness the positive reaction these kids have when they receive their wigs is beyond heart-warming. Many of the families report that their children's grades, relationships and all around outlook improves after receiving their wig. Maggie and Wigs 4 Kids are truly making a difference in a lot of lives and touching a lot of hearts!
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