Wigs for Kids

Wigs for Kids is a charity we support.

For over 30 years, Wigs For Kids has been providing Hair Replacement Systems and support for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues at no cost to children or their families.

In the US, over 15,000 children develop cancer every year. Chemotherapy treatments cause medical hair loss lasting from 4–6 months. In the future, Wigs for Kids wishes to provide specially designed synthetic hairpieces for the increasing number of children with short-term hair loss.

Alopecia Areata, an auto-immune condition, causes complete loss of scalp hair for 67,500 children. Radiation used to treat brain cancers often damage hair follicles permanently. Skin grafts on the scalp, as a result of severe burns or accidents, cause permanent hair loss. Insurance rarely covers the cost of a hair prosthetic for long-term hair loss. The demand for our services continues to escalate.

We need your help!

Donation Guidelines

  • You are required to have 12 inches to donate and 20 inches for a free haircut – no wigs, falls, or synthetic hair
  • Please bundle in a ponytail or braid
  • Hair needs to be clean, dry, and placed in a plastic bag
  • We need hair from men and women, young and old, all colors, and all races
  • Hair may be permed, but not chemically damaged
  • Hair swept from the floor is not usable
  • Hair cut years ago is usable as long as it has been stored in a ponytail
  • Hair that is short, gray, or unsuitable for children will be separated from the ponytails and sold at fair market value to help offset manufacturing costs
  • You may straighten curly hair to measure the minimum 12 inches
    75% of all hair donated comes from children who wish to help other children
  • We wish to help all children who need help

Visit wigsforkids.org for more information or contact us for how to donate at one of our Mentor salons.

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