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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

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3 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.

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!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have known the Founder of this organization for 11 years. Met her professionally, when i was assigned by my editor to write a story on this new non-profit. Since that time Maggie and I have become like-minded, close friends. I'm now an Advisory Board member of Wigs 4 Kids, and have the deepest respect for what Maggie and her staff do to support our sweet "kids" in need. It's fulfilling to see the love at the Wellness Center for our "kids." For any negative remark or review there may be, there are easily 10 positive reviews to back that up. There's a sense of purpose in supporting this organization. I'm happy to be on this journey with Maggie, the kids, her staff, and our board.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As the former Mayor of St. Clair Shores, I have personally seen Maggie Varney build Wigs 4 Kids from the ground up. My wife, Nancy and I are very proud to be a part of this wonderful organization. The smiles on the faces of the kids and their parents is heartwarming for all to see. We are most proud that she has chosen to showcase the wellness center in St. Clair Shores. I really think they deserve 10 stars!

Robert A. Hison