Daughters of Penelope Support Wigs 4 Kids!
Wigs 4 Kids received a very generous donation from the Daughters of Penelope Thamyris Chapter #272 after we participated in the group’s annual Festival of Tables event! Special thanks to Elena Kerasiotis for her belief in our mission and to Susan Goulette of our
Board of Directors for presenting information regarding Wigs 4 Kids at the event! Funds raised will go directly to benefit the children in our program.
Pure Salon & Day Spa Annual Holiday Open House Benefiting Wigs 4 Kids
Happy spa-lidays! Pure Salon & Day Spa in Commerce is hosting their annual
Spa-liday Open House today with savings on products and a special raffle held in support of our Wigs 4 Kids program! Create your new holiday look with the team at Pure Salon while enjoying savings and festivities until 10 pm. Pure Salon & Day Spa are continuing supporters and Founding Members of Wigs 4 Kids who host this event every year!
Wigs 4 Kids Appreciates the Support of our Local Optimist Club
The Optimist Club helps the children of our
communities and is an ongoing friend and supporter of Wigs 4 Kids. Just
in time for the holiday season, several of the talented members of the
club have created holiday companions for the children in our program!
Each child at our “Sparkles & Snowflakes Holiday Gathering” will be
receiving this gift and we offer a special thanks to the Optimists for
thinking of us.
Wigs 4 Kids is Thankful for All of our Supporters!
Wigs 4 Kids is thankful for the community's
support as we have been able to service the children of Michigan and
their families for 10 years. The community has helped us provide wigs
& support services and also reached out to help our kids in
need during other times of the year. Anne Nicolazzo, of our Board of
Directors is a perfect example.
Anne and her associates at Lanzen
Fabricating choose us as one of their charities of choice every year and
contacted us to see if we have any families in need and what those
needs are. This year, they have sponsored dinner and centerpiece
arrangements for 4 families for Thanksgiving! A special thank you to Anne and her team for their continued generosity!
Wigs 4 Kids Receives Support from the Utica-Shelby Kiwanis
Wigs 4 Kids appreciates the Utica-Shelby
Kiwanis’ continued support of our program! Our Founder & CEO, Maggie
Varney was invited to speak to the group about the growth of
Kids and reach out further to more children in need. We are grateful for
the work the Kiwanis does to serve our communities!
Wigs 4 Kids Reaches Out To Warren Woods Tower Cosmetology
Warren Woods Cosmetology students are
wonderful supporters of Wigs 4 Kids and our Founder & CEO Maggie
Varney was honored to visit their school and provide an update on the
work we are doing for the children of Michigan.
Wigs 4 Kids Attends the Michigan Amazing Girls Pageant!
Wigs 4 Kids congratulates the Michigan Amazing Girls for hosting a successful pageant, which our Founder & CEO Maggie Varney was invited to attend. Information was presented about Wigs 4 Kids during the "Year in Review" portion of the pageant, where the queens discussed their involvement with our program. The Michigan Amazing Girls have volunteered at Wigs 4 Kids throughout the year and helped raise funds to continue our mission of serving the children of Michigan. We are grateful for their ongoing support!
Wigs 4 Kids Recipient Anthony Meets Red Wings Captain!
Wigs 4 Kids thanks the Detroit Red Wings
Community Relations team for offering our wig recipient Anthony the
opportunity to attend a game and meet Henrik Zetterberg, Captain of the Red Wings! After enjoying Thursday's game, Anthony and his family were
invited to the locker room where Zetterberg signed autographs and took
photos with Anthony to create the ultimate fan experience!
Wigs 4 Kids Attends CFC Agency Fairs
Wigs 4 Kids thanks the Combined Federal Campaign, Director Steve Dingman, and his associate Tamara Kincaid for the opportunity to get the word out in the community and raise funds to continue the mission of our program!
Paul Mitchell Students Volunteer at the Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center!
Wigs 4 Kids appreciates the continued support of our future professionals at Paul Mitchell the School Michigan who visited our Wellness Center and volunteered today to support our program. The team learned about working with children served by Wigs 4 Kids and the wig styling process. We are looking forward to having more future professionals volunteer at our Wellness Center!
Milford Police Host "Pigs 4 Wigs" Fundraiser in Support of Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids is honored to have the support of the Milford community and Police Department who have launched a fundraiser to support the children served through our program! Milford Police organized "Pigs 4 Wigs" where members of the Police Department are growing their facial hair as a sign of support for children experiencing hair loss. This event helps raise childhood cancer awareness and funds to benefit the children served by Wigs 4 Kids. Special thanks to the Milford Chief of Police, Sergeant Tarasiewicz, and the Milford Police Department for inviting Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO, Maggie Varney and our wig recipient Natanee to present information to the Village Council.
Annual Sands Bash Raffle Proceeds benefit Wigs 4 Kids
We want to extend our deepest thanks to the Nautimile Organization for choosing Wigs 4 Kids as a charity of choice to profit from ALL raffle proceeds at the 14th Annual Sands Bash! The Sands Bash will be held on Saturday, November 9th from 7:30pm-1:30am at Barrister House in St. Clair Shores. Come out and support the kids while enjoying music, dancing, and food at the best party in town! We appreciate your support of the children we serve. Please see our flyer for more details.
Rhea's Story: Overcoming Hair Loss & Helping Others
Our thanks to Rhea Staff for sharing her journey with a health challenge leading to hair loss and the inspiring support of her family during her time of need! Rhea’s hair has grown back and she recently cut it for donation with her sister so that they could support more children in need. Please read her heartwarming story of hope!
Wigs 4 Kids Jaeleen Davis Crowned Miss Pride of the the Peninsulas
Wigs 4 Kids’ own Jaeleen Davis Takes Center Stage!
Wigs 4 Kids is thrilled to announce that our own Jaeleen Davis, 18, has been crowned Miss. Pride of the Peninsulas 2014. Jaeleen, who hails from Bay City, has been a long time member of the Wigs 4 Kids family after being diagnosed with Alopecia. A freshman at Saginaw Valley State University, she blew the judges away with her outstanding vocal ability and confidence. Her platform was Alopecia and other conditions that cause hair loss. We are so proud of Jaeleen and we send her all our love and luck as she will go on to compete at the state level for the ultimate title of Miss Michigan. Congratulations Jaeleen!
Wigs 4 Kids Participates in the Festival of Tables
Wigs 4 Kids is grateful to Board Member Susan Goulette for presenting information regarding our program at the Festival of Tables this afternoon! This 11th Annual event hosted by the Daughters of Penelope -Thamyris Chapter of Grosse Pointe is a fundraiser for local charities, featuring elegant table designs, a vendor boutique and fashion show. Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO Maggie Varney attended in support of the event as we reached out further in the community.
Northern Youth Football League Invites Wigs 4 Kids
to Mega Cheer Competition!
Wigs 4 Kids thanks Stacey Beane and the Northern Youth Football League for inviting us to participate in this year's Mega Cheer competition! Our wig recipient Alissa sang the
National Anthem and presented awards to children from 7 cheerleading teams that competed in the event. Every girl did a great job and we appreciate the support of the NYFL for choosing Wigs 4 Kids as one of their charities of choice.
Wigs 4 Kids Participates in Baker College Career Fair
Wigs 4 Kids is now hiring! We had the opportunity to present information regarding our program during a recent job fair at Baker College of Clinton Township. Our thanks to
Aoife Salvati and her Career Services team for including us in the event.
First Annual Wigs 4 Kids Road Rally a Success!
The first annual Road Rally for Wigs 4 Kids was held Sunday, October 20th by Advisory Board Member Carol Visconti and her team of volunteers. The event was a great success, raising almost $1,500 in support of our program and the children we serve! Our thanks to Carol for her hard work to help make this event a success and to everyone who participated in our scavenger hunt. Special thank you to photographer Tracy Jarrett for the photos! We appreciate the efforts of staff at Terry's Terrace who provided a great venue, delicious food and wonderful service for our guests.
Wigs 4 Kids & Roy O'Brien Ford Team Up for Test Drive Event
Wigs 4 Kids and Roy O’Brien Ford are teaming up for a test drive event at their showroom in support of our program on Thursday, October 17th from 5-7 PM. This is a FREE EVENT where you will have the opportunity to test drive the hottest new cars from Ford while raising funds for
Wigs 4 Kids! For every test drive participant (one per household), Ford will donate $20 to
Wigs 4 Kids which will help us continue our mission. Fun activities for the family, free pumpkins for the kids and treats with cider are also available at this great event!
Get on the right track to 9 Mile & Mack – we hope to see you there!
Roy O’Brien Ford Showroom
22201 E 9 Mile Rd
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
6 Salon Stylishly Chooses Wigs 4 Kids to Support During Grand Opening in Birmingham
Wigs 4 Kids is pleased to have the support of 6 Salon as they celebrated their grand opening in Birmingham! Roughly 300 guests attended the event to enjoy great food, entertainment, and discounts on products with a portion of proceeds going to Wigs 4 Kids. We congratulate the team of 6 Salon on their success as they are a great role model for salons in the industry.
Wigs 4 Kids 10th Anniversary Gala Another Sold Out Success!
On Friday, September 20th, Wigs 4 Kids celebrated 10 years of providing hope and healing to Michigan children experiencing hair loss at our 10th Anniversary Gala, "The Mane Event: It's All About the Kids." The children we serve were the stars of this wonderful evening which showcased their unique fashions, artistic and musical talents. We thank our sold out crowd of generous guests who attended to celebrate and raise funds to help us continue our mission!
Special thanks to Macomb County Executive, Mark Hackel for being our Keynote Speaker, The Gold Family of American Jewelry & Loan for providing the funds to our money booth the kids enjoyed, and celebrity Steve Wilkos for being a Gold Sponsor of our event!
Maloofs Jewelry - Bronze Sponsor of our Wigs 4 Kids 10th Anniversary Gala!
Our Wigs 4 Kids 10th Anniversary Gala “The Mane Event: It’s All About the Kids” is next Friday and we are thankful to our newest gala sponsors, Maloofs Jewelry for becoming a Bronze Sponsor of our event at the $1,000 level! Maloofs Jewelry supports Wigs 4 Kids
year-round, generously donating items to be featured as raffle prizes for our guests. The kindness of the Maloof Family is deeply appreciated as we continue to serve the children
Alex Emilio Cuts 4 a Cause Cut-a-Thon for Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids recently attended the 2nd Annual “Cuts 4 a Cause” cut-a-thon at Alex Emilio Salon and we were inspired by the dedication of the Alex Emilio team and our wonderful hair donors as they helped provide hair and funds for the children of Michigan.
Grand General Agency Charity Wormburner Golf Outing
It’s all FORE the kids! The Grand General Agency Charity Wormburner Golf Outing in support of Wigs 4 Kids is being held Thursday, August 22nd at Briarwood Golf Course. You will have the opportunity to meet some of our kids at the event! The fundraiser also features six different Hole-in-one prizes; 4 lucky golfers get a shot at $50,000, and numerous raffle prizes are available! Registration is still open for this wonderful fundraiser benefitting children in our program.
Registration forms can be found at: http://www.wigs4kids.org/documents/GrandGeneralsGolfOuting2013.pdf
Registration is from 7:30 am – 8:15 am with an 8:30 shotgun start. Hope to see you there!
Steelhorse Riders Benefit Dinner for Wigs 4 Kids a Success!
"I’d like to thank the Steelhorse Riders and
all of our other Harley friends from different clubs that came out to
support the fundraiser and Wigs 4 Kids. John Barleycorns and
Montes Comedy Nites did a great job with the venue and food, and prizes
collected by the Steelhorse Riders given by the community helped
generate funds to continue our mission. They are a great group with a
big heart and it was a fun event."
– Maggie Varney, Founder & CEO,
Wigs 4 Kids
Macomb Regional Community Media Lab Launch Party
Wigs 4 Kids was honored to participate in the launch party and ribbon cutting for the Macomb Regional Community Media Lab - a public outreach project that brings the community inside the newsroom to train news-sharing partners in digital media and social media through workshops and individual instruction. The Media Lab will also serve as a place where the community can come to work on their blogs, get help with computer issues and much more. Special thanks to Jody McVeigh at the Advisor & Source Newspapers for the personal invitation to attend!
Thank You All for Your Support of Our Change.org Petition
We would like to thank everyone who has signed our petition on change.org seeking for medical insurance companies in Michigan to provide funding for wigs for children. Your voice is heard and in a big way; we already have over 1,900 signatures and the number is growing rapidly! Your support of this cause is greatly appreciated, and we hope you continue to spread the word about our petition for not only our children here in Michigan but for children everywhere. This is not just a local or national problem, it is a universal one. Be the voice of the kids and let them be heard. Please follow the link below to get connected to our petition.
Alex Emilio Salon Hosts 2nd Annual
"Cuts 4 a Cause" Cut-a-Thon for Wigs 4 Kids
Alex Emilio Salon is hosting their 2nd Annual
“Cuts 4 a Cause” fundraiser in support of
Wigs 4 Kids on August 26th
from 4-8 PM. Last year, Alex Emilio raised enough funds to sponsor 3
children through our Adopt a Kid program. This year the team’s goal is to sponsor at least 4! Please join them in supporting the children in our communities experiencing hair loss.
Visit Alex Emilio for a new look and donate $20 for the haircut service
– all proceeds will benefit Wigs 4 Kids! Raffle prizes and gift baskets
add to the festivities and general donations are also accepted. Alex
Emilio is located at:
409 S. Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067
PKSA Karate Supports Wigs 4 Kids
We recently received a heartwarming visit from students at PKSA Karate School in St. Clair Shores. After hosting a fundraiser to generate enough funds to sponsor their own child through our Adopt-a-Kid program, the students wanted to do something extra for our Ambassadors. The kids teamed up to create greeting cards with special wishes inside for our kids! We mailed the cards today and appreciate the support of our friends at PKSA.
Change.org Petition in Support of Wigs 4 Kids
How proud we are of our State Senator Steve
Bieda as he continues to pursue the passing of legislation that will
require insurance companies to recognize the need for a child to have a
wig. We appreciate State Representative Sarah Roberts who
supports this effort. Children facing hair loss is not a local or
national problem, it is universal.
We have launched a petition on
Change.org backing this cause and we are asking our fans and supporters
to step up and make their voice heard to support the children of our
communities. Please click the link below to sign our petition TODAY! https://www.change.org/petitions/medical-insurance-companies-in-michigan-start-to-cover-the-cost-of-wigs-for-children-experiencing-hair-loss
10th Anniversary Haircut for Carla at Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids recently received a touching visit from Carla, who had her first haircut 10 years ago when we founded our program. Carla returned Saturday to donate her hair and brought in a photo from her first appointment! We are so pleased to share this memory with our fans on Facebook and we thank ALL of our hair donors who continue to help us
serve the children of Michigan.
Donating Hair in the Dark:
Wigs 4 Kids Continues Operation During Power Outage!
Wigs 4 Kids recently lost power at our Wellness Center due to a severe storm in St. Clair Shores. Not wanting to disappoint our generous hair donors, our Founder & CEO
Maggie Varney raised the shades and cut hair in the lobby. A special thank you to our hair donors for being willing participants in helping us continue our mission.
Wigs 4 Kids Thanks Our Supporters for Helping Us Make a Difference
We received the following photo in the mail
from Milana, a generous hair donor, who wrote “I saw this picture online
in February 2012. That is the day I decided to grow out and donate my
hair. I choose to give back as my hair will GROW back.”
Wigs 4 Kids seeks to provide wigs and support services to Michigan
children experiencing hair loss as a result of illness and treatment. We
appreciate everyone who donates their time, talent or treasure to help
continue our mission.
Get Your Nautical Mile Casino Nights Raffle Tickets Now
Raffle Tickets are available NOW for the Nautical Mile Casino Nights.
Tickets may be purchased through Wigs 4 Kids at 1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20. Attendance is not required to win. The drawing will be Saturday July 20th at 10PM. To purchase raffle tickets or for more information on the Nautical Mile Casino Nights visit our website at www.wigs4kids.org or contact our wellness center at (586)-772-6656.
Wigs 4 Kids Would Like to Thank Our Great Little Hair Donors
We would like to give a special thanks to our great little hair donors like the one pictured above. She has donated her hair for the second time at such a young age and we here at
Wigs 4 Kids are so proud of her. She even inspired her sister to start growing out her hair to donate as well. We are so grateful to all our hair donors for your continued support of
Wigs 4 Kids and our mission to help Michigan children. Your generosity and warm hearts are appreciated. To donate your hair or for more information please visit our website at www.wigs4kids.org or contact us at (586)-772-6656.
Join Us For The First Ever Wigs 4 Kids Bikes and Boats Island Thunder Run
Bikes and Boats Island Thunder Run begins on August 4th at 9:30AM. The charity ride will begin at Detroit Motorcycle and conclude at Harsens Island Idle Hour Yacht Club. Tickets are $25 per rider and $15 per passenger including ferry pass and food. If boating is more your style, tickets are $25 per captain and boat and $15 per crew member including free wells (while they last) and food. Tickets may be purchased at Detroit Motorcycle at 25152 Van Dyke-Centerline or call at (586)-756-6979.
Wigs 4 Kids Thanks Our Hair Donors Around the World
Wigs 4 Kids thanks Andi, a young woman from West Virginia who recently donated her hair to help children in need of our services. Andi sent in photos from her haircut, as she wanted to inspire others to support our program. Wigs 4 Kids is all about kids helping other kids and we are grateful to Andi for raising awareness of our cause while providing her hair to be made into a wig! Unfortunately, this is not a local or national problem, it is universal. We thank our hair donors across the nation and the world!
White Castle Hosts Fundraiser for Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids appreciates the continued support of White Castle, our biggest corporate sponsor that hosts an annual fundraiser in support of the children in our program! From now until August 10th, SLIDE in to your nearest White Castle and donate $1, $3 or $5 when you enjoy your next meal and receive a FREE small soft drink in return! ALL proceeds will go to Wigs 4 Kids to help us continue our mission.
St. John Providence Hospital & Foundation Becomes Corporate Sponsor
of Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids welcomes our newest gala sponsor, St. John Providence Hospital & Foundation! We are honored to serve
all of the children referred to us by St. John’s and appreciate the $500
donation we received in support of our 10th Anniversary event. To learn
more about corporate sponsorship opportunities that help Wigs 4 Kids continue its mission, please visit our website: http://www.wigs4kids.org/sponsors.html
Anne Nicolazzo, Professional Photographer Supports Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids is pleased to have the support of professional photographer Anne Nicolazzo who donates her time and talent to serve on our Board of Directors and participate in our events as our official Wigs 4 Kids photographer. This evening, we are hosting an art gallery fundraiser with Anne’s photos during our Board Appreciation Dinner that is being held as part of our 10th Anniversary celebration.
Our thanks to the Board of Directors, Advisory Board & Honorary Board for their dedication, commitment and loving support of our mission to continue serving
the children of Michigan.
Wigs 4 Kids Participates in Space Adventure with the Selfridge Firefighters!
Our Wigs 4 Kids recipients had a GREAT time with the Selfridge Firefighters during a visit to their "Starbase" for a space adventure field trip. The event educated our kids and their families about the importance of space exploration while the children enjoyed rides on a space shuttle simulator and buggy, space suit photos and lunch at the firehouse. Heartfelt thanks to the Selfridge Firefighters for choosing Wigs 4 Kids as their charity of choice to benefit from this unique opportunity!
Wigs 4 Kids Attends the Mt. Clemens Fireworks
The Mt. Clemens fireworks were enjoyed by all and Wigs 4 Kids thanks everyone who supported our cause by making donations to have their cars parked at Stilson’s Field. We appreciate all of our wonderful volunteers who came out to assist us with this event!
Wigs 4 Kids Receives $500 from Credit Union One Hometown Charity Giveaway
Wigs 4 Kids was honored to attend the check presentation hosted by Credit Union One for their Hometown Charity Giveaway. Thanks to everyone who voted for our organization, we received a $500 grant to help continue our mission of serving the children of Michigan!
Crescent Lake Inn Fundraising Team Visits Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids received a special visit at our Wellness Center from Tom of the band
Monkey Grinder and Tracy from Onyx Salon & Spa who recently participated in a
fundraiser for our program. Tom grew his hair for two years so that he
could donate it in support of a Michigan
child experiencing hair loss. After learning more about our program,
Tom and Onyx Salon & Spa teamed up to turn the hair donation event
into a fundraiser at Crescent Lake Inn – raffling off the chance for a
patron to cut his hair. Collectively, they raised $800 – enough to
sponsor a child’s wig through our Adopt-a-Kid program! We were honored
when Tom and Tracy stopped by our Wellness Center to tour the facility,
deliver Tom’s hair donation and the proceeds from their wonderful event!
Cousino High School's Continued Support of Wigs 4 Kids
The staff and students of Cousino High School are ongoing supporters of Wigs 4 Kids, as each year they host a hair drive in support of our program! Emily, a student at the school was so inspired by our organization that she chose to host a fundraiser to coincide with her hair donation. Thanks to Emily’s kindness and generosity, Wigs 4 Kids has received $1,500 to help support Michigan children in need of our services.
We are grateful to EVERY school that steps up to support our kids – please visit our website to see the difference they are making in the lives of the children we serve! http://www.wigs4kids.org/schools.html
Keller Williams' KW Cares & Wigs 4 Kids Partner for Zumba Fundraiser!
Wigs 4 Kids was fortunate to have the opportunity of partnering with the Keller Williams’
KW Cares program to raise funds during a Zumba event that benefits our two great causes. We thank everyone who participated to make a difference by exercising for all the kids that can’t. A wonderful time was had by all!
New Founding Member & Corporate Sponsor at Wigs 4 Kids!
Wigs 4 Kids offers heartfelt thanks to our newest Founding Member and Corporate Sponsor, Cole Taylor Mortgage Company! Our Founding Members help with the sustainability of our organization so that we may continue to serve the children of Michigan at no cost to them or their families. Learn more about our Founding Member program here: http://www.wigs4kids.org/founding_members.html
Wigs 4 Kids Receives Top-Rated Nonprofit Award for 2013
Wigs 4 Kids has been recognized for a GreatNonprofits Top-Rated 2013 Award thanks to the kind and generous
comments left on our GreatNonprofits profile page! It is our honor and
privilege to serve the children of Michigan and we appreciate your
support as we continue our mission. Read what supporters are saying
Hamilton Elementary Supports Wigs 4 Kids During Hair Drive
This morning, Wigs 4 Kids had the opportunity of reaching out to the students and staff of Hamilton Elementary as they participated in a hair drive for our program! The students were so excited to grow their hair for donation so they could make a difference in the lives of others. We are inspired by Hamilton Elementary’s giving spirit and appreciate
Cole Street Salon for supporting us by cutting hair for donation at the event.
Wigs 4 Kids Participates in West Bloomfield Relay for Life
Maggie Varney, Founder & CEO of Wigs 4 Kids and Board Member Stuart Nathan were honored to participate in the West Bloomfield Relay for Life! This annual walk inspires hope for people courageously facing cancer in our community and each year we are fortunate to benefit from the cut-a-thon held at the event. We are grateful to everyone who took the time to grow their hair to donate to our program and appreciate Style the Salon for lending their talent to cut ponytails!
Rodgers Elementary Shows School Spirit for Wigs 4 Kids!
We thank the students of Rodgers Elementary who raised $1,000 during their annual hair drive for Wigs 4 Kids, making
them Founding Members of our Wellness Center! In addition to the funds
raised by Rodgers, Trissity of Masonic Heights Elementary hosted her own fundraiser in honor of her grandmother and raised an
additional $800 to sponsor a child’s wig in our Adopt-a-Kid program.
staff of Rodgers was so inspired by Trissity’s generosity that they
contributed an additional $200 to support Trissity in becoming a Founding Member. The kindness of children in our community continues to
inspire us at Wigs 4 Kids! Special thanks to the stylists of Caruso’s
Salon and Exodus Salon for participating in the cut-a-thon.
Help the Self-Esteem 4 a Child Program
Wigs 4 Kids helps our kids heal from the emotional, social and psychological side effects of hair loss in our support classes and socialization activities at our Wellness Center. Make a difference in the life of a child by becoming a sponsor of their support services through our “Help the Self-Esteem 4 a Child” program! You will receive a certificate of recognition and a thank you letter from the child or teen whom you have so generously helped. Learn more at: http://www.wigs4kids.org/support4kids.html
Rodgers Elementary School's Annual Support of Wigs 4 Kids
Our Wigs 4 Kids program is all about kids helping other kids and the students of
Rodgers Elementary School set a wonderful example for youth in the community. Each year, Rodgers hosts a cut-a-thon to generate hair donations. The students have raised funds to sponsor a child’s wig in the past and they are on track to sponsor a second child’s wig this year! We are thankful for Rodgers Elementary School’s ongoing belief in our mission and will attend their annual cut-a-thon on June 5th.
Wigs 4 Kids Attends Relay for Life in Warren
Wigs 4 Kids thanks everyone who supported the Warren Relay for Life and donated their hair to support the children in our program! We deeply appreciate the staff and students of Michigan College of Beauty who offered their services to host a cut-a-thon at the event. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of Michigan children in need.
Wigs 4 Kids Attends St. Clair Collision Anniversary Event
Wigs 4 Kids congratulates St. Clair Collision one of our corporate sponsors on their success and we are pleased to attend their anniversary event. Mark & Barb Pedersen, the owners of St. Clair Collision became Founding Members of our Wellness Center, have recently joined our Advisory Board and will be sponsoring our Boo Water Bash fundraiser. Mark & Barb truly have the heart for our program and we appreciate their dedication and commitment to helping us continue our mission of serving the children.
Founder & CEO Maggie Varney Speaks at Relay for Life in SCS!
Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO Maggie Varney was honored to speak at the Relay for Life in
St. Clair Shores on Friday, May 31st to acknowlege those who made a difference by participating in the walk in honor or in memory of loved ones. At Wigs 4 Kids, we seek to inspire hope in families as these children journey through their health challenges while we empower them to look and feel better.
Wigs 4 Kids Marches in the Memorial Day Parade
Our thanks to everyone who participated with Wigs 4 Kids in the Memorial Day Parade! We had a great turnout and were so honored to march again this year in support of the men and women that serve our country. Special thanks to White Castle for donating sliders that our kids and their families enjoyed!
Wigs 4 Kids Advisory Board Member Bobby Bielat
Wins Outstanding Volunteer Award from the
Macomb County Board of Commissioners
Wigs 4 Kids congratulates our Advisory Board member Bobby Bielat for being selected as an Outstanding Volunteer of the Year by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners! Bobby has volunteered his time for the last 10 years, helping coordinate events and assisting with community outreach efforts to help raise awareness of the Wigs 4 Kids program. Bobby also volunteers by performing as Santa Claus at our Holiday Party each year, giving each recipient a gift and taking photos with them as part of the celebration. He has the heart of a servant and never asks for anything in return.
Wigs 4 Kids Appreciates Our Supporters
It is very unfortunate that Locks of Love is experiencing some challenging times. We just want our friends, families and supporters to know that we are not affiliated. We are grateful for the support we have received from our hair donors and fans around the world. If you have any concerns regarding our organization, please visit our About Us Page where all of our financials are available as we continue to service the children of our community. http://www.wigs4kids.org/about_us.html
J Dell Salon Celebrates 1st Anniversary with
Fundraiser & Cut-a-Thon for Wigs 4 Kids!
Wigs 4 Kids is inspired by the team of J Dell Salon who recently celebrated their first anniversary and chose us as their charity of choice to benefit from a fundraiser and hair drive. J Dell Salon exemplifies the support we continue to receive from the beauty industry which helps us continue our mission of serving the children of Michigan.
Wigs 4 Kids Art Class and Variety Show Rehearsal a Great Success
As part of our 10th Anniversary Gala, our Wigs 4 Kids wig recipients will be showcasing artwork created in our summer support classes, along with featuring their talents in a variety show at the event. We recently held our second class in preparation for the gala and we thank our Educational Team, directed by Marion Chrisner for making this series of support services a great success!
Michigan Amazing Girls Pageant Queens Visit Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids received the royal treatment when queens from the Michigan Amazing Girls Pageant and Miss Michigan Sunburst, Teresa visited our Wellness Center! The queens toured our facility to learn more about the work we do for the children of Michigan and how they could be involved in supporting our cause. The Michigan Amazing Girls organization wants to become a Founding Member of our Wellness Center and the queens are interested in sponsoring a child's wig through our Adopt-a-Kid program! This act of generosity is greatly appreciated and we look forward to our continued friendship with these
wonderful young women!
Art Van Hope Awards and Million Dollar Charity Challenge
Wigs 4 Kids was honored to attend the Art Van Hope Awards and we are pleased to share photos from the event in our gallery.
Art Van strives to support the efforts of over 150 nonprofits in the community through the Million Dollar Charity Challenge in which voting for your charity of choice offers them a chance to win a grant up to $25,000 if they receive the most votes. Please cast your vote for Wigs 4 Kids and help support the children of Michigan.
Memorial Day is a time to honor our veterans who have served and protected our wonderful country during times of need. Wigs 4 Kids is proud to show our support of these men and women as we march in the St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 26th.
Please watch for us!
Hometown Charity Giveaway with Credit Union One
Just a reminder…Credit Union One is offering YOU the opportunity to support Wigs 4 Kids by casting your vote in the Hometown Charity Giveaway Contest! The three charities that receive the most votes by June 7th will be chosen as winners to receive a grant of $500 and Wigs 4 Kids could be one of them! Visit the Credit Union One Facebook page and hit the “LIKE” button, then vote for us by entering your name and selecting us from the drop down menu. ONLY 1 vote per person, please! We appreciate your support.
Wigs 4 Kids Visiting Fernandis Beauty College
It is our pleasure on Wednesday, May 22nd to inspire future professionals at
Fernandis Beauty College to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve by supporting Wigs 4 Kids. Our Founder & CEO Maggie Varney will be presenting information regarding Wigs 4 Kids and we are thankful for this new opportunity to reach out to
Onyx Salon & Spa and Drummer from Monkey Grinder Team Up to
Donate Hair to Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids thanks Onyx Salon and Spa, Crescent Lake Inn and the band Monkey Grinder for participating in a hair donation and fundraising event for our program. Tom, the drummer for Monkey Grinder had his hair cut to defray the cost of manufacturing a wig and collectively raised over $800 to sponsor a child's wig through our Adopt-a-Kid program.
Our wig recipient Gina and her family attended the fundraiser to speak on behalf of our program and present Tom with a plaque for his generosity.
Help Make a Difference in the Lives of Michigan Children
Vote for Wigs 4 Kids in the Art Van Charity Challenge!
The Art Van Charity Challenge has begun! Help us make a difference in the life of Michigan children who live in our neighborhoods and need our support. If chosen as a winner of the Challenge, we could win up to $25,000 to help these children heal emotionally, socially and psychologically from the side effects of hair loss as well as provide them with wigs to restore their self-esteem.
Help us get the most votes by selecting Wigs 4 Kids as your charity of choice once a day through Thursday, May 30th at http://www.artvancharitychallenge.com Thank you for your continuing support of our program!
Art Van Hope Award & Million Dollar Charity Challenge
Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO Maggie Varney had the honor of attending the
Art Van Hope Award ceremony last night at Art Van Furniture in Novi. As a past recipient of the award, we congratulate this year’s winners and admire the great work they do for our state.
Our thanks to Art Van for inviting us to participate in this beautiful event, which also served as the kickoff to this year’s Million Dollar Charity Challenge. All of the charities Art Van supports now have the opportunity to be granted additional funding up to $25,000 if selected as a winner of the Challenge based on votes cast by the community.
You can support Wigs 4 Kids by voting for our program once a day through
Click here to make your voice heard!
Heartfelt Story from Eric, one of our Wigs 4 Kids Hair Donors
Wigs 4 Kids received the following letter in the mail from Eric, a young man in 5th grade who simply wanted to make a difference by growing his hair out for donation. Read about the extraordinary lengths Eric went through to support children in need.
Click Here to Read Eric's Story
Detroit Northeast Lions Club
On Saturday May 11, Maggie, Founder and CEO of Wigs 4 Kids, joined the Detroit Northeast Lions Club for their 75th Anniversary Dinner. It was a great opportunity for Wigs 4 Kids to share our program. We thank the Lions Club for their continued service to the community.
and support of Wigs 4 Kids.
The American Hair Loss Council "Conference"
The American Hair Loss Council’s annual 2013 conference was held on
May 4-6 in Fort Lauderdale. It was a great experience to learn and share
the industry’s top professionals. Doctors, trichologists, cosmetologists, and
more were gathered in one place to focus on the issues, concerns, and treatments
of hair loss. There are emotional, psychological, and physical challenges that
children and adults experience from hair loss. At the event, peers and leaders shared practical techniques, practices, and products that help improve hair replacement
and restoration. Maggie Varney, Founder and CEO of Wigs 4 Kids, is proud to be a member of the American Hair Loss Council.
Wigs 4 Kids at Tweddle Group's "Green Week"
Valerie Miller & Beverly Harris of Tweddle Group held
an ice cream social during their Green Week event. Wigs 4 Kids
presented information on our program throughout the day.
We were presented a check for over $1,000 thanks to their fundraising.
Wigs 4 Kids: "Cut-A-Thon" at Hill Elementary
Wigs 4 Kids took a special trip to Hill Elementary School to give a presentation.
Hill Elementary had put together a fundraiser called "Be A Star" and
invited Wigs 4 Kids to speak about the program and the opportunity to donate hair. At the "cut-a-thon" five students donated hair. Our thanks to all the students who helped in supporting Wigs 4 Kids.
Tweddle Group's Green Week
Wigs 4 Kids will be participating with Tweddle Group during their Green Week
on May 3rd. This will be the second year we will be participating in this great event.
There will be a tent set-up with ice cream amongst other activities and member displays.
Wigs 4 Kids appreciates Tweddle Group’s ongoing support and fundraising. You
can also learn about Go Green Salon services and products, like their all natural hair and skin care products.
So show your support or come and learn more on May 3rd at Tweddle Group
24700 Maplehurst Clinton Twp, MI 48026 from 2:00-4:00pm.
Last Day to Vote for Wigs 4 Kids in the
"Best of the Best" Contest!
Today is the last day of voting for the Macomb
Daily's "Best of the Best" contest! Wigs 4 Kids has the opportunity to
receive the Readers Choice Award if we gain the most votes. Help us
reach our goal by making your voice heard at: http://mi.journalregister.com/macombdaily/bestofthebest/
You may vote 10 times today. To quickly cast your vote, simply hold
down the Ctrl and 'F' keys on your keyboard when you reach the website.
In the text box that appears, type "Wigs 4 Kids." Click the checkbox
next to our name and scroll down to the bottom of the page to submit the
survey. Thank you for your support!
Wigs 4 Kids in Let's Move: Festival of Races
On April 27th, Wigs 4 Kids participated in the Let’s Move: Festival of Races in Harrison Township. Let’s Move: Festival of Races Macomb is a mini-marathon and this event is designed to promote the health and fitness of children and adults alike. We volunteered at a water station to distribute water to the runners and appreciate their enthusiasm. We had an opportunity to get involved in this event to support their healthy lifestyle and are grateful to help the Macomb Health & Fitness Foundation while raising awareness of Wigs 4 Kids!
Vote for Wigs 4 Kids in the Macomb Daily
"Best of the Best" Contest
Just a reminder... Monday, April 29th is the last day to vote in the Macomb Daily's "Best of the Best" contest for Wigs 4 Kids as your favorite charitable organization! If selected for the Reader's Choice Award, we will receive coverage in the print and online editions of the Macomb Daily which will help us to raise awareness of our program and reach more families in need of our services.
Your votes count!!
Please continue voting here.
You may vote 10 times per day. To quickly cast your vote, simply hold down the Ctrl and 'F' keys on your keyboard when you reach the website. In the text box that appears, type "Wigs 4 Kids." Click the checkbox next to our name and scroll down to the bottom of the page to submit the survey.
We appreciate your ongoing support!
Women's Life Organization Chapter 855
Raises Over $2,600 for Wigs 4 Kids!
Our thanks to Kathy Mianecki and Women’s Life Organization Chapter 855 for hosting the “Wine Tasting Around the World” fundraiser for Wigs 4 Kids! Kathy recently stopped in to our Wellness Center to deliver the proceeds raised from the event – over $2,600 to help us continue our mission! We greatly appreciate everyone in the community who attended this event and thank Hamlin Pub for providing a wonderful venue to host the wine tasting.
National Volunteer Week
Did you know it’s National Volunteer Week? Help make a difference in the lives of the Michigan children we serve by volunteering your time and talent at
Wigs 4 Kids!
Read more about our volunteer opportunities here:
http://www.wigs4kids.org/volunteer.html and see how you can become
Volunteer of the Month!
Global Youth Service Day is this weekend April 26th-28th. It is a time to celebrate the young people who make a difference in their communities every day. This is also a great chance for you to get involved in your community. In honor of Global Youth Service Day, Wigs 4 Kids has volunteer opportunities for youth available. You can contact us at 586-772-6656 for more information or visit our website at http://www.wigs4kids.org/volunteer.html We appreciate your support!
Thanks to the Vista Grande Junior Girl Scouts
Huge thanks to Vista Grande Junior Girl Scouts in Danville, CA. On April 12th the girls participated in a fundraiser and community outreach campaign to raise money and awareness for the Wigs 4 Kids program. We are so grateful for the girls' effort and enthusiasm.
Wigs 4 Kids Receives Hair From Around the World
Wigs 4 Kids is fortunate to receive hair from all over the world. Today we received a hair donation from Greece! It takes 10-12 ponytails to make one wig for a child in need and we greatly appreciate everyone who helps us continue our mission. For more information regarding hair donations and additional opportunities to support the children of Michigan we serve, please visit: http://www.wigs4kids.org/hair_donation.html
Wigs 4 Kids Volunteers at the Festival of Races
Wigs 4 Kids will be participating in the Let’s Move: Festival of Races Friday April 27th in Harrison Township. The event is to promote the health and fitness of children and adults alike. We will be volunteering at a water station near the Benvenutos restaurant at 39539 Jefferson Ave. We hope to see you there!
Wigs 4 Kids at St. Isaac Jogues Vendor Show and Tastefest
On April 26th, Wigs 4 Kids will be participating in The 6th Annual
St. Isaac Jogues Vendor Show and Tastefest in order to raise awareness for our program. We will be among the many small businesses and vendors featured at the event. Come join us for great food and fun. The festival begins at 6pm and will be located at:
St. Isaac Jogues School Gymnasium
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
|Wigs 4 Kids Pre-Gala Raffle Tickets
Wigs 4 Kids will be hosting our 10th annual
gala on Friday September 20, 2013. If you can’t make it to the event but
still want to get involved, pre-gala raffle tickets are available now.
The proceeds will be dedicated to purchasing wigs for
our wonderful children. For $10, enter for a chance to win a $1000 cash
prize. The winner will be announced at the gala on September 20th;
however you do not have to be present to win.
There are only 500 chances
to win so get your raffle tickets today.
Raffle tickets can be
purchased at the link below.
Wigs 4 Kids Attends Lions Club Convention
Today, Wigs 4 Kids attended the Lions Club Convention at the Marriott Hotel in Auburn Hills. The Lions Club is committed to serving families in need and the people and organizations that support them. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in the convention and inform the community about the Wigs 4 Kids program. Our thanks to the Lions Club for their continued support!
Wigs 4 Kids Participating in Green Fest at the Detroit Zoo!
Wigs 4 Kids is Participating in the Green Fest at the Detroit Zoo!
Come celebrate Earth Day with us April 20 – 21st from 9:00 – 3:00 PM!
Learn how helping the environment and Wigs 4 Kids are inter-twined.
Educate yourself on how we “recycle” hair by turning your generous hair donations into wigs.
Hope to see you there!
8450 W. Ten Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Sargent Appliance of Macomb Cooking Fundraiser
Tomorrow, Sargent Appliance of Macomb is hosting a cooking demo fundraiser in support of our Wigs 4 Kids program! Admission is $20 and all proceeds will benefit Wigs 4 Kids. Enjoy a delicious meal and learn a new recipe as you help us continue our mission. This event is located at:
20201 Hall Rd.
Macomb, MI 48044
Please call 586-226-2266 for ticket information and to reserve a spot in the class. We appreciate the ongoing support of Sargent Appliance and your consideration in attending this event.
Wigs 4 Kids Attends Michigan Beauty Supply's Annual Conference with Onesta
Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO Maggie Varney
attended the Michigan Beauty Supply’s Annual Conference at Soaring Eagle
Casino over the weekend. It was a wonderful venue, great educational
opportunity and a good time. We are thankful to Onesta Haircare for
inviting us to participate and inform guests in the industry about our
Wigs 4 Kids program. See photos from the event in our gallery.
Wigs 4 Kids Visits Children's Hospital of Michigan
Wigs 4 Kids services children referred to us
by all 9 hospitals that provide pediatric oncology and hemotology in
Michigan. Today, our Founder & CEO Maggie Varney spoke to social
workers at Children’s Hospital of Michigan to reach out to more families
in need of our services. We are grateful to the Children’s Hospital
team for the opportunity to serve the children of Michigan.
Wigs 4 Kids Art Class - "The Colors of Spring" a Great Success!
Our Wigs 4 Kids Ambassadors expressed their creativity in our
"Colors of Spring" art class last night, drawing and painting pictures that will be featured at our 10th Anniversary Gala,
"The Mane Event - It's All About the Kids."
We thank everyone for participating - our class was FULL and we have scheduled a second session for Saturday, May 18th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
We appreciate the efforts of our Educational Team, directed by Marion Chrisner and assisted by our wonderful volunteers from Lakeview High School who made this class a success. We are also grateful to Tom Campbell, who introduced his helper dog, Scooby to our kids and to Wigs 4 Kids photographer Anne Nicolazzo for donating her talent to capture the moments in photos.
Thank You for Supporting Anthony,
One of Our Wigs 4 Kids Recipients!
Our thanks to everyone who came out to support our Wigs 4 Kids recipient Anthony and his family during a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Lakeland Banquet last night. Anthony had a wonderful time dancing with his friends and family and all proceeds will go toward defraying his medical expenses.
Douglas J Aveda Institute in Royal Oak Supports Wigs 4 Kids
It is always an honor to go and speak to the future professionals at
Douglas J Aveda Institute in Royal Oak. Aveda has always been in the forefront of the industry and believes in giving back. We need more people in the beauty industry to be aware of the services Wigs 4 Kids provides and give them the opportunity to be of service to their community. Our Founder & CEO
Maggie Varney met with a great group of students who were receptive and interested in how they could help the children of Michigan!
Macomb Daily "Best of the Best" Contest
Wigs 4 Kids has been nominated as one of the Macomb Daily’s “Best of the Best” 2013 charitable organizations for the
services we provide to Michigan children in need. Help us win the Readers Choice Award through this contest by casting your vote from now through Monday, April 29th! You may vote 10 times per
day. If selected for the award, we will be able to reach out further in
the community to more families in need as we will be featured in the Macomb Daily’s printed and online sections. Thank you for your
to cast your vote today!
Sargent Appliance Cooking Classes Benefit Wigs 4 Kids
Sargent Appliance is an ongoing supporter of Wigs 4 Kids! The Rochester location is hosting a cooking demo and class tonight from 6:00 – 8:00 PM with all proceeds benefiting our program. Walk-ins are welcome and admission is $20 per person. Learn a new recipe while helping Michigan children in need - call 248-652-9700 for ticket information.
600 Main Street
Rochester, MI 48307
Can’t make it to this great event? Sargent Appliance of Macomb will be hosting a demo next Thursday, April 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Please call 586-226-2266 for ticket information – admission is $20 per person.
20201 Hall Rd.
Macomb, MI 48044
We appreciate your support!
Upcoming Art Classes at Wigs 4 Kids
Just a reminder for our wig recipients...our
upcoming art class will be held at our Wellness Center on Thursday,
April 11th. We request that you arrive early at 6:00 PM for
socialization prior to our class, which will begin promptly at 6:30 PM.
We have received a GREAT response and this class is now FULL!
If you have not yet registered, we will be hosting a second class on
May 18th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Please see the attached flyer
for more details! We look forward to seeing you.
What's Going on at Wigs 4 Kids this Week!
Today our Founder & CEO Maggie Varney was welcomed by Verna and her team at Studio 9 Salon. Maggie had the opportunity to present the importance of the
Wigs 4 Kids program and educated the team on how they can help make a difference in the lives of Michigan children in need.
Thank you Studio 9 Salon for having us! We appreciate your support for our
Wigs 4 Kids program.
If you are a Salon & Cosmetology School and are interested in getting involved with Wigs 4 Kids please contact us for more information.
There are many ways your business/services can help!
Check out more of what we have going on this week!
April 10, 2013
Douglas J Aveda Institute - Royal Oak
409 S Center St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
3:30 - 4:30 PM and 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Information regarding Wigs 4 Kids will be presented to future professionals of Douglas J Aveda Institute in Royal Oak.
April 11, 2013
Fundraiser for W4K Recipient Anthony
Lakeland Banquet Manor
21801 9 Mile Rd.
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
A dinner fundraiser is being held by the family of Anthony, one of our Wigs 4 Kids recipients who is experiencing osteosarcoma. Proceeds raised will help them with medical expenses.
April 12, 2013
Project Healthy Living
Sanford Brown College
5900 Mercury Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Information will be presented regarding the Wigs 4 Kids program.
April 12, 2013
"Do You Know About Wigs 4 Kids?"
Girl Scout Troop #31045
Vista Grande Elementary School
Girl scout meeting and campaign to help raise awareness and support for the
Wigs 4 Kids program.
April 13, 2013
Hair Donation Day
Exodus Hair & Nail Studio
21526 Harper Ave
St Clair Shores, MI 48080
1:00 - 6:00 PM
Receive a FREE haircut and blowout when you donate your hair to Wigs 4 Kids at Exodus Hair & Nail Studio. Please call Lora to book an appointment at 586-445-9936. Limited time slots are available.
April 13, 2013
Dinner & Tribute Stars Show
Tanglewood Restaurant & Golf Club
53503 W. 10 Mile Rd.
South Lyon, MI 48178
Dinner and tribute stars show held in support of the Wigs 4 Kids program.
For fundraising and partnership opportunities please visit our website here or call us 586.772.6656 To stay up to date with Wigs 4 Kids subscribe to our newsletter here.
Have a great week!
Your friends, Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids Participating in the Green Fest at the Detroit Zoo!
Wigs 4 Kids will be participating in the Green Fest at the Detroit Zoo on
April 20 – 21st from 9:00 – 3:00 PM! This event is dedicated to celebrating
Earth Day and educating Zoo visitors about the benefits of going green and how it helps the environment around us. Come learn more about our Wigs 4 Kids program and how we “recycle” hair by turning hair donations into wigs!
We look forward to seeing you!
Exodus Hair & Nail Studio Supports Wigs 4 Kids
Join Lora at Exodus Hair & Nail Studio in St. Clair Shores on Saturday, April 13 from 1:00 - 6:00 PM as she
hosts a Hair Donation Day to support Wigs 4 Kids! Receive a FREE haircut
and blowout when you schedule your appointment with Lora that day.
Limited time slots are available. Please call 586-445-9936 for more
information. We appreciate your support!
Kroger Community Rewards
Wigs 4 Kids is eligible to participate in the Kroger Rewards Program for 2013, which helps you contribute to Wigs 4
Kids by shopping at Kroger stores. It costs nothing to participate -
simply shop at Kroger after you enroll to support
Wigs 4 Kids!
Step One: Please visit: www.krogercommunityrewards.com
Step Two: During the registration process,
utilize our organization code “90705” to select
Wigs 4 Kids as your charity of choice. A portion of the proceeds from
your purchase at any Kroger store will be donated to Wigs 4 Kids.
If you have any questions regarding how to register, please call 586-772-6656.
We appreciate your ongoing support!
|Meet Wigs 4 Kids at the Project Healthy Living Fair in Southfield
Want to learn more about Wigs 4 Kids? We will
be participating in the
Project Healthy Living fair today and tomorrow
Southfield Municipal Pavilion! Stop by our information table to
find out how we help the children of Michigan and how you can support them by becoming involved with our program. This event is located at:
26000 Evergreen Road
Southfield, MI 48076
Today we will be available from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM and tomorrow from
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you!
Students at Winning Futures Supports Wigs 4 Kids
Our Wigs 4 Kids Advisory Board member Carol
Visconti works with
Winning Futures, a program teaching high school
seniors about goal setting and life after graduation. Recently, the
group participated in a community service project session, creating
personalized hand mirrors for Wigs 4 Kids to be given to children that
will be recipients of a wig. We were so touched by this beautiful
Heartwarming Photo from a Wigs 4 Kids Recipient
Wigs 4 Kids received a heartwarming photo of our wig recipient Maggie, who recently returned from her Make a Wish trip to Disney! Maggie spent the day dressed up as Cinderella and even met her favorite princess during the trip. Our thanks to Maggie’s family for sharing this with us!
Wigs 4 Kids Art Appreciation Class - April 11th
On Thursday, April 11th from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, our Wigs 4 Kids recipients are invited to attend “The Colors of Spring” art appreciation class! This offers you the opportunity to express your creativity while reaching out and supporting other
kids in our program.
Your artwork will be featured at our:
10th Anniversary Gala – The Mane Event: “It’s All About the Kids!”
Seating is limited - sign up today! Call 586-772-6656 to RSVP
or email email@example.com
Benefit Dinner for Wigs 4 Kids Recipient Anthony
Please join Wigs 4 Kids on Thursday, April 11th - 6 PM at Lakeland on 9 Mile in St. Clair Shores for a fundraising dinner benefitting our
Wigs 4 Kids recipient Anthony.
Anthony is 18 years old and is experiencing osteosarcoma, a bone cancer that is so rare, roughly 30 people are diagnosed with it. This dinner will support Anthony and his family with their medical expenses.
Please attend this event and share this information with your friends and family!
We thank you for your support of one of our kids.
Charity Pirate Ball for Memorial Day Parade
Arr Mateys! The St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade Committee is hosting a Charity Pirate Ball to benefit this year’s parade. This is a wonderful way to give back to the community while enjoying dinner, dancing and auction prizes! Wear your best pirate-themed attire and bring your friends – savvy? We hope to see you
May 3rd – 6:00 – 11:30 PM at Blossom Heath Inn. Advanced ticket sale only - $45 each with tickets available at Wigs 4 Kids.
Shrine Catholic High School's Support of Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO Maggie Varney spoke at
Shrine Catholic High School this morning to educate students about our
Wigs 4 Kids program. Our program is all about kids helping kids and it was refreshing to have so many young people voicing their support of our program! We thank our wonderful volunteer Jake, a student at the school and his classmates for their hospitality!
Dorsey Cosmetology School Welcomes Wigs 4 Kids Back to its Campus
The staff and future cosmetology professionals of Dorsey Schools welcomed
Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO Maggie Varney back to their campus to present information regarding our program last night. After speaking with the morning class, Maggie reached out to the evening session to raise awareness of the need for support of the children we serve.
The students were engaged and interested in how they could make a difference for Michigan children in need. We thank everyone for embracing our Wigs 4 Kids program!
|Dorsey Cosmetology School Supports Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids appreciates the opportunity to reach out to future professionals at Dorsey Cosmetology School in Roseville. Our Founder & CEO, Maggie Varney spoke to the students this afternoon regarding our program and is returning this evening to speak to a second class! We thank Dorsey School's staff and students for their interest and support of our kids!
|Wine Tasting Fundraiser for Wigs 4 Kids
Enjoy a night out while helping a great cause! Women’s Life Organization
Chapter 855 is hosting a Wine Tasting
Fundraiser this Friday, March 22 from 6:00-9:00 PM at Hamlin Pub on 25
Mile & Van Dyke. Tickets are $30 and available at
Hamlin Pub, Wigs 4
Kids or you may call Kathy at: 586-453-1756.
See the flyer for more
|Toys R Us Generously Donates to Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids
has received a heartwarming donation of toys from Toys R Us
! This is the SECOND
huge caravan of goods the company has donated to us and features everything our kids will love, including board games, dolls, action figures, puzzles and much more!
Our thanks to the volunteer team from Grace Community Church
that were referred by our supporter Cindy Tutor
who did an excellent job categorizing and checking in each donation so that we could prepare them for the
children in our program.
|Utica-Macomb Masonic Lodge & Total Salon & Spa
Hair Drive & Fundraiser
Wigs 4 Kids thanks the Utica-Macomb Masonic Lodge & Total Salon & Spa for "wigging out" with Wigs 4 Kids and hosting a hair drive & fundraiser in support of our program! We are grateful to all of our donors who came out to participate in this great event.
Generous sponsors include Liberty Chevrolet, Commons Cleaners,
Nick's 22nd Avenue Steak House
and Big Apple Bagels
. It is thanks to individuals and businesses like these in the community that Wigs 4 Kids continues its mission of serving the children at no cost to them or their families.
South Lake Volleyball Game Held in Support of Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids is thankful for the continued support we receive from
South Lake High School! The students and staff held a volleyball game fundraiser for Wigs 4 Kids last night as part of their ongoing efforts to
support the children we serve. There were 3 great rounds of competition between the juniors and seniors, boys vs. girls, and the winners who played against the staff. See photos from the great games above!
Total Salon & Spa Hair Drive & Fundraiser for Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids is grateful for the support of Total Salon & Spa whose team will be hosting a hair drive and fundraiser with the Utica-Macomb Masonic Lodge tomorrow from 12:00 – 6:00 PM. Total Salon and Spa is located at:
48892 Van Dyke Avenue
Shelby Twp, MI 48317
Support Michigan children in need of our services by participating in this event. Hair and monetary donations will be greatly appreciated. For additional event information, contact Jacob at: 586-295-9167
Disney on Ice Hair-Raising Event
Wigs 4 Kids is grateful for the support of everyone who attended the
Disney on Ice Hair-Raising Event at the Palace of Auburn Hills today! Generous supporters cut their hair for donation so that we can continue providing wigs at no cost to Michigan children in need. We appreciate the assistance of the
Michigan College of Beauty – Troy for trimming and styling the locks of all willing donors. Our thanks to Feld Entertainment for considering
Wigs 4 Kids to benefit from this event.
Clothing Boutique Bella Bacci Supports Wigs 4 Kids!
For the month of March, the trendy and posh children’s apparel boutique Bella Bacci has chosen Wigs 4 Kids to donate to! For every NEW ‘like’ Bella Bacci receives on their Facebook page, they will contribute $1 to our Wigs 4 Kids program! We encourage you to support those that support us: please share this with your friends and family to help spread the word! If you are in the Clinton Township area, stop in and see what Bella Bacci has to offer. You can learn more about them here:
Disney on Ice "Dare to Dream" Hair-Raising Event
to Benefit Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids will be presenting information regarding our program at the
Disney on Ice – "Dare to Dream" hair-raising event at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Thursday, March 14th.
Generous individuals who wish to donate their hair between 2 – 4 PM that day will receive 4 complimentary tickets courtesy of Feld Entertainment valid for the following performances: March 14th at 7:30 PM and Friday, March 15th at 11 AM.
Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated and will be accepted.
As part of the grand finale of this event, the star of the show – Rapunzel – will meet the donors to personally thank them! We hope to see you there and appreciate your support of our kids.
Wigs 4 Kids Fashion Show with Celebrity Stylist
Wigs 4 Kids celebrated a glamorous evening full of fashion and fun as ten of our kids walked the runway in custom-made wigs created by Terrence Davidson. Celebrity Wig Master to Nicki Minaj, Patti LaBelle, Tyra Banks and others, Terrence provided the wigs at no cost to our kids or their families.
The event was enjoyed by all and proceeds raised will go directly to helping more families in need of our services. We thank Terrence and his team and appreciate the support of our sponsors, entertainment and Barrister Gardens for making the evening a success.
Wigs 4 Kids is also grateful for the media that provided coverage of the event:
Advisor & Source Newspapers
C & G Newspapers
The Daily Mail - UK
Detroit Free Press
Fox 2 News
Real Detroit Weekly
St. Clair Shores Patch
Sophisticate Black Hair
The Tony Trupiano Show
WGPR 107.5 FM
WMYD-Detroit (WDWB MyTV20)
(if we missed anyone on this list, we thank you for your support!)
|Terrence Davidson, Celebrity Wig Master Supports Wigs 4 Kids!
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER!
Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity as Wigs 4 Kids
welcomes Terrence Davidson
, celebrity stylist and wig master of
Nicki Minaj, Tyra Banks and Patti Labelle
, to our fashion show fundraiser on March 6th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Barrister Gardens in St. Clair Shores, MI.
Come celebrate as Terrence
delivers 10 custom-made wigs to children in our program! Tickets are going fast and seating is limited.
Please visit http://www.wigs4kids.org/terrence.html
to purchase your ticket today!
|Meet Jaeleen, Who Will Receive a Wig
from Terrence Davidson, the Celebrity Stylist to the Stars!
Meet Jaeleen, one of 10 wig recipients who will be receiving a specially-designed celebrity wig, thanks to stylist Terrence Davidson! As a long-time wig recipient & Ambassador of Wigs 4 Kids, Jaeleen spent most of her childhood singing, acting, and participating in beauty pageants until the diagnosis of alopecia at age 7 changed her life completely. She has now returned to the stage with renewed confidence and is a great spokesperson for Wigs 4 Kids, knowing all too well the difference it makes.
Terrence, the celebrity stylist to the stars is known for his work with Nicki Minaj and will showcase Jaeleen’s new wig on March 6th during a fashion show fundraiser at Barrister Gardens from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Limited tickets to this event are available! Purchase them here: http://www.wigs4kids.org/terrence.html
Lake Shore High School Honor Society
Our Founder & CEO, Maggie Varney had the opportunity to speak with students in the Lake Shore High School Honor Society today regarding
Wigs 4 Kids! The students are great supporters and truly understand the need for our program. We are honored to have the opportunity to reach out to so many young people in the community.
Bradford Academy Supports Wigs 4 Kids!
Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO, Maggie Varney attended a speaking engagement at Bradford Academy this morning and we are so grateful for the continued support of the staff and students! Two teachers had their hair cut to donate to Wigs 4 Kids, so that we may continue making wigs at no cost to Michigan children in need. What a great way to inspire children to help others, right in their community! See photos in the gallery above!
Beading & Braiding Class
Wigs 4 Kids is hosting a Beading and Braiding class for our Ambassadors and their friends with Cat from Kitty Deluxe on Thursday, Feb 21st, from 6-8 PM! Show off your fashionable side and join us as we make a fun beading project and learn new braiding techniques. Call our Wellness Center at 586-772-6656 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Macomb Business Awards
Wigs 4 Kids is honored to have participated in the Macomb Business Awards.
Maggie Varney, Founder and CEO attended the awards ceremony on behalf of
Wigs 4 Kids as one of the nominees in the corporate citizen category and for
Go Green Salon as a nominee for energy efficiency. Our congratulations to the businesses who continue to make Macomb County a thriving community.
Trichotillomania Learning Center Seminar
TLC’s mission is to support those experiencing hair pulling disorders and the organization is hosting a “Pathways to Recovery” workshop to teach coping strategies and provide information on emerging research & treatment for Trichotillomania.
This is the first time TLC will be hosting an event in Michigan and we encourage you to attend!
Wigs 4 Kids is grateful for the support of the Barbers & Cosmetologists
Guild of Michigan, who have generously offered to support our program by becoming a sponsor at our Fashion Show event with Terrence Davidson on
March 6th! The Barbers & Cosmetologists Guild offers healthcare benefits, networking & job opportunities and financial plans for security. Join the
Barbers & Cosmetologists on Facebook here to learn more: http://www.facebook.com/BarbersCosMi
To purchase tickets to the Wigs 4 Kids Fashion Show with Terrence Davidson, please visit: http://www.wigs4kids.org/terrence.html
Terrence Davidson & Wigs 4 Kids Fashion Show Fundraiser
Wig Master Terrence Davidson, known for his work with celebrities Nicki Minaj, Tyra Banks, Patti Labelle and more will be delivering 10 custom-made wigs to children in our program! Wigs 4 Kids will be hosting a fashion show fundraiser to celebrate with Terrence and our kids on March 6th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Barrister Gardens in St. Clair Shores, MI. We are excited to invite the community to attend this wonderful event! Limited seating is available and tickets may be purchased at http://www.wigs4kids.org/terrence.html
Wigs 4 Kids Chosen for a 2013 Business Award by the MCTEAA
Wigs 4 Kids is honored to have been chosen by the Michigan Career Technical Educator Administrators Association for a 2013 Business Award! Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO Maggie Varney attended the awards ceremony to accept the nomination for outstanding contributions to the advancement of career & technical education through our Cosmetology Training Program. Our thanks to the MCTEAA for their ongoing support of our program – we are so pleased to be recognized by our industry for the work that we do.
Please Support Miss Michigan Little Princess Sidnii Griggs
Miss Michigan Little Princess Sidnii Griggs is running for Little Miss Michigan Galaxy and is representing Southeast Michigan. She donated her hair to
Wigs 4 Kids and is still in the process of raising $1000 to assist us in providing wigs & support services at no cost to Michigan children in need. We are so proud of Sidnii for her efforts to help others!
The pageant is February 16th and Sidnii needs your support. Please consider sponsoring her for any amount. You will receive recognition in the program booklet for your generosity. Interested parties may contact Victoria Griggs here!
We thank you for your consideration!
New Classes & Social Activities Available for Wigs 4 Kids Recipients!
Wigs 4 Kids is pleased to announce our next round of classes and social activities for the recipients in our program! From baking, to beading & braiding, we have a variety of offerings this season.
Please click here: http://www.wigs4kids.org/client_info.html to learn more!
Help Wigs 4 Kids Continue its Mission!
Sponsor Support Services for a Child in Need
Support Wigs 4 Kids as we continue our mission of serving the children of Michigan.
Help the Self-Esteem 4 a Child by sponsoring educational, emotional, social & psychological support services for our children at a cost of $200. Providing support services in addition to a wig increases the children’s interest in returning to school and gives them a sense of normalcy.
To learn more about this opportunity, please click here!
Wigs 4 Kids Appreciates Kyle, One of Our Hair Donors
Wigs 4 Kids appreciates the support of Kyle, one of our hair donors who recently sent in a hair donation to help defray the cost of making a wig for a child in need. Kyle’s mother Kandie called our Wellness Center so that we could share photos of his hair donation and Kandie couldn’t be prouder of her generous son.
Ambassador Jaeleen Wins a Scholarship in the Ford
Heart Behind the Oval Contest
Wigs 4 Kids congratulates wig recipient Jaeleen Davis on receiving a $500 scholarship from the Ford Heart Behind the Oval contest! We appreciate everyone who voted for Jaeleen and Wigs 4 Kids in the competition.
Wigs 4 Kids Appreciates the Students & Staff
of Hopatcong High School
We wanted to follow up on the efforts of the students at Hopatcong High School who raised proceeds for Wigs 4 Kids and share a photo featuring them wearing our t-shirts! We would also like to thank Angela Schooner for sharing the heartwarming story of their efforts here:
Special thanks to Bonnie Coover, who lost her home during the storm and still reached out to help others.
Wigs 4 Kids Thanks the Girl Scout Troop
at Miami Elementary for Donating Hair!
Our thanks to the girl scout troop at Miami Elementary for generously supporting Wigs 4 Kids! Several hair donations were received by our program which will help us continue our mission of providing wigs to children in need through the New Year. See photos of the event below!
Wigs 4 Kids Appreciates Our Hair Donors
Wigs 4 Kids is inspired by the selfless generosity of Mrs. Glenn’s 11 year-old daughter who is a cancer survivor of 5 years and is sending in a hair donation and hosting a fundraiser to support the children in our program. See photos of her hair donation above!
Generous Donation Received from the
Friends & Family of Kacee Cronk
Wigs 4 Kids is humbled by a generous donation we received along with a beautiful certificate from the friends and family of Kacee Cronk. Unfortunately, Kacee lost her life to a drunk driver in 1989 and each year, a donation is made to a local & small nonprofit organization in her memory. What a beautiful way to honor Kacee, by helping Michigan children in need!
Students Show Support 4 Wigs 4 Kids
Hopatcong Arrow Schools aide Ms. Bonnie Coover shared a giving moment with Mrs. Lucille Pearce’s class on November 27 when she donated 12 inches of her hair to Wigs 4 Kids, an organization that supplies wigs to children and teens experiencing hair loss. The class demonstration was part of a giving project in Mrs. Pearce’s class.
Coover talked to Pearce about donating her hair to Wigs 4 Kids, because she had donated before and wanted to share the importance of the organization, as well as the spirit of giving. Hopatcong beautician, Ms. Marley Carrasquillo, cut Coover’s hair, so it could be donated to the organization.
Students watched as Marley gathered 12 inches of Coover’s hair in a ponytail, and then cut the full length. Marley pointed out that the hair, although a foot in length, must be added and mixed with other hair to get the desire wig length and volume.
Wigs 4 Kids is a non-profit organization that works to improve the self-esteem of children and teens that have lost their hair through various illnesses. Maggie Varney, Founder & CEO of the organization stated, "Wigs 4 Kids is thankful for the support received from Hopatcong, which is located in an area hit by Hurricane Sandy. In the midst of their own crisis where the school was shutdown for two and a half weeks, the students and staff still thought of the children served by Wigs 4 Kids and wished to raise proceeds to benefit them."
Anyone can donate hair to the Wigs 4 Kids, if willing, as Coover pointed out, to patiently grow the required length of hair for the wig. According to Coover, it took her about two years to grow her hair long enough to donate.
Pearce’s class also joined in the spirit of giving by baking and selling chocolate chip cookies; all proceeds from the bake sale were sent to Wigs 4 Kids.