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Review for Wigs 4 Kids, St. Clair Shores, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Wigs 4 Kids came to me by accident. I was getting married and I came to Maggie for a consult for the wedding. While doing my hair, she was explaing to me what she does and what Wigs 4 Kids means to these children.It was the morning after the first dinner fundraiser they had had and i was inspired. At this time she was just becoming noticed, this was 6 years ago. After I heard the stories and met the children I instantly became a volunteer. Helping out when I could, being a full time student, I still found myself there every week. During this process, the Wellness Center was being constructed, it was just a dream, but now 35 buildings and 6 years later, The Wellness Center is open. With all this going on, I found my calling to become a Social Worker, and in doing so, I also enlightened the Wayne State School of Social Work to become involved. On March 26th, 2010, Wayne State School of Social Work held their very first Bowling Fundraiser raising enough money to become a founding memeber. I may have organized the event, however, I would have never been able to do so without the dedication and skills I was taught at Wigs 4 Kids. I have learned to care more about others, more about myself, and the awsome feeling of giving, even when I have nothing but time to give. This organaztion is like nothing I have ever seen. I am proud to be a volunteer, and a part of Wigs 4 Kids, and will continue to do so until I am no longer able. This is truly a heartfelt enviornment and I am truly blessed to be a part of it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing how the children react to Maggie, the staff, and volunteers. I have never seen a child light up as much as they do when the receive their first wig.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them reach more individuals to help support the program. Other than that it needs no help, it has all the love and dedication an organization can have.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learing about how the children are affected by the loss of hair, and how they are treated with such respect

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

honest, loving, caring, encouraging, and delightful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do wonders. There would be enough money to help each child that is in need.

Ways to make it better...

nothing could be changed to make this a better experience.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the finacial part. Since Wigs 4 Kids relies on donations alone, and does not receive any goverment or state funding, it is in desperate need of more revenue from the people.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I have never been so blessed to be a volunteer and to learn the skills I have by being a part of this organazation.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I am a volunteer at the Wellness Center and am a Spokesperson for the organazation.