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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 4,000 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 350 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

122 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We first went to Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan because my girls wanted to donate their hair. My 22 year old daughter, has donated 2 times, my 13 year old daughter donated once and recently 20 year old son donated his hair. The staff at Wigs 4 Kids of MI. Is friendly, upbeat, easy to talk to and professional. They treat each individual with kindness, love and confidentiality. My youngest child has not only been a donor but also an ambassor. She has used Wigs 4 Kids of MI services for her own personal issue. The services allow her to not feel alone, give confidence and also taught her empathy. My daughter's issues have been resolved for now, hopefully permanently. She now has been giving back by volunteering her time at Wigs 4 Kids of MI. She is currently the Wigs 4 Kids of MI princess and Youth Volunteer of the Year. The services have taught her to love more and to be kind always. Our family is grateful to Wigs 4 Kids of MI for all they do for all of the Michigan children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great place to volunteer, the people there really care about the work that they are doing and you feel like you are an important part of their efforts.

Kevin R. B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be a part of this great organization. I serve as the security director for the organization. I have done this for 12+ years now and love the kids, the employees and my fellow volunteers. This group does so much good for the kids and young adults. All of the work that goes into the annual gala is so worth it when you see the kids being just that--- kids!!! Smiling, dancing and just having fun for a while and not thinking about the illnesses they are battling. Love this organization and it is my honor to be a volunteer with them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We first went to Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan because my girls wanted to donate their hair. My 22 year old daughter, has donated 2 times, my 13 year old daughter donated once and recently 20 year old son donated his hair. The staff at Wigs 4 Kids of MI. Is friendly, upbeat, easy to talk to and professional. They treat each individual with kindness, love and confidentiality.
My youngest child has not only been a donor but also an ambassor. She has used Wigs 4 Kids of MI services for her own personal issue. The services allow her to not feel alone, give confidence and also taught her empathy. My daughter's issues have been resolved for now, hopefully permanently. She now has been giving back by volunteering her time at Wigs 4 Kids of MI. She is currently the Wigs 4 Kids of MI princess and Youth Volunteer of the Year. The services have taught her to love more and to be kind always. Our family is grateful to Wigs 4 Kids of MI for all they do for all of the Michigan children.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our circumstance is unusual: my daughter was a donor and I was a client in the salon. Then, we noticed our same donor daughter was pulling her hair out. So, now she is not only a donor but a client. Though she never needed a wig we utilized many of the services and opportunities Wigs 4 Kids offers. Our daughter needed to know she was not alone, is beautiful and most importantly a self esteem/confidence boost. Wigs 4 Kids is a great support and has such wonderfully kind, caring individuals involved. They are all in living with their confidential care of every family making us feel comfortable.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wigs 4 Kids is an incredible organization that truly cares for children and their families struggling with diseases, cancer and other difficulties with hair loss. The emotional and psychological support is one of a kind and really helps the kids to socialize with other children like them and to go through therapy without feeling like they're in therapy. The added benefit of the services being free is extraordinary for every family! It truly is a much-needed resource that has helped thousands of children.

Katie C.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wigs 4 Kids is a spectacular place. As soon as you walk through the doors of the Wellness Center you feel a home feeling. You are greeted with warm welcomes and amazing customer service. Maggie, the CEO and Founder of Wigs 4 Kids is a wonderful woman who takes time to get to know each and every person that comes through the doors. They offer a full service salon that is open to the public and have exceptional stylists. There is never a dull moment in the building! What a great place to bring your family and friends. Do not miss out on one of their tours, you will learn so much and walk away with knowing what they are doing at Wigs 4 Kids is truly a blessing. Thank you Maggie for all you do helping the children of Michigan and their self-esteem!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wigs 4 Kids is the best! Both my daughters have had alopecia and received wigs from this organization for 10 years now. It's not just wigs, they receive all the products and tools they need to care for their wigs and lots of activities too. I like the place and what they're doing for ALL kids, not just mine.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been fortunate to work with Wigs 4 Kids and support them with my music at Paul Roberts Association. I donated my talent so they could use my original instrumental music in their DVD about the services they provide for children. Wigs 4 Kids gives wigs to children in Michigan at no charge to them or their families and they also have counseling services, classes and field trips to help the kids socialize and feel better. They are a great nonprofit in my community and I'm glad they're available for the children.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have had the honor and pleasure of being a part of Wigs 4 Kids for several years now and I could not possibly capture how heart warming and amazing this movement is with words. Everyone who is involved in this great organization are in it for the purest reason; the kids! Endless love and passion is devoted into the vision and commitment that Wigs 4 Kids strive for every day. Take a minute and make sure you visit their center or be a part of one of their events. There you will see and feel what Wigs 4 Kids is truly about. A deep thank you and appreciation goes out to Wigs 4 Kids and all that are part of this amazing organization. Keep up the great work and we all look forward to helping as many kids as we can!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been giving free tickets to Wigs 4 Kids for a few years to go to the Roseville Masonic Lodge #522 Country breakfast; which is always the 1st Sunday in October. They have always been so grateful and it is a pleasure to have them pass to families that would not be able to go out for breakfast! This year I asked the Roseville Chapter # 468 Order of Eastern Star to help me collect for Wigs 4 Kids. My goal was to raise $500 and we were able to collect over double our goal! I have toured the facility and extremely impressed with all they do!

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a Sri Lankan and even though I am too far from Michigan I donated my hair for the first time. I would love to do it again.

Donor

Rating: 5

I donated my hair for the first time and I would love to do it again and again! Wigs 4 kids is doing such a wonderful job by providing these kids with a way to raise their self-esteem and get them back in the world full of courage. The only thing I wish for is for wigs 4 kids to grow and help other kids from outside of Michigan as well.

1 Megan124

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wigs 4 Kids has changed our lives in so many ways. My daughter, Alyssa, is 5 years old and has alopecia totalis/ universalis. It has been an emotional journey for us and a difficult path navigating through medical treatments and much more. The staff at Wigs 4 Kids are friendly, comforting, and sincere. They truly care about all of the children they encounter. Ms. Maggie holds a special place in our hearts. She listened to us and gave us hope and inspiration at a time when we needed it most. To all those who donate, I cannot express enough how blessed and thankful we are for your generosity. Please know that you are truly making a difference for so many children. Seeing my daughter light up when putting her wig on will remain one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. Thank you all for your compassion and drive, and for making Alyssa smile.

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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!

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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. :-)

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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

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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.