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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

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

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.

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!

2 Joe_62

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is one of my favorite charities. I have grown my hair out to donate to them twice and my friend held a fundraiser for them at her salon.

11 Victoria54

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter came to me when she was 8 and asked if she could donate her hair, I said absolutely, at first all I knew of was locks of love, then my sitter told me about Wigs 4 kids, they give any child up to she 18 up to 3 wigs FREE! This was where we were going . We have been a proud supporter as much as we can since 2012, even tho sidnii is not in a place to donate her hair again, she loves supporting the cause. We are proud to represent out loud! We love what they do for kids, we will always support Maggie and her amazing volunteers.

3 Christos R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Previous Stories
1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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 !

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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..