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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the Wigs 4 Kids program?

The Wigs 4 Kids program is open to any child or teen in Michigan through age 18 who is dealing with hair loss, at no cost to them or their families.
Client Application click here
(Word [DOC] file)

Why is this program necessary?

Kids need to have a sense of belonging, they need to fit in and be accepted by their peers. Wigs 4 Kids helps kids deal with appearance related issues and social acceptance, which are so critical to young adults and children.

What type of assistance does Wigs 4 Kids offer?

Wigs 4 Kids supplies a wig and an education on the care and maintenance of it. Every kid or teen receives shampoo, conditioner, a netted cap to be worn under the wig to keep it secure, head form to place the wig on when not in use, tee pins to secure the wig to the head form, wire wig stand to place the wig on after cleansing, chinstrap to secure wig when styling, comb, stand, sleep cap to be worn at night, a wig box to store the wig and supplies.

Educational & Medical Support Services
Wigs 4 Kids
also offers Educational Support Services, including classes and social groups where we help our kids recover from the emotional, social, psychological as well as physical side effects of hair loss. Children may participate in art, music & drama therapy, tutoring if they are academically challenged, grooming courses and also yoga &
self-empowerment.

 

In addition to the physical changes which occur with hair loss, children struggle with emotional, social and psychological side effects that need to be addressed. With our Medical Support Services, our families now have hope and help.

 

Every child in our program will be seen through our intake program to assess & evaluate their needs, so we may better serve them.

 

How can I help?

Volunteer - Please contact Wigs 4 Kids if you would like to volunteer........ more information

To donate to Wigs 4 Kids by phone, call 586-772-6656.

To donate to Wigs 4 Kids by mail, click here.

How can my community, business, organization or school help?

You can help a Wigs 4 Kids recipient by participating in our Adopt-A-Kid Program. You will help a child or teen become a recipient of a free wig and services. The cost of sponsoring a Wigs 4 Kids recipient is $800, each contribution will go directly for the participant. You will receive a certificate of recognition for participation in the program, acknowledgment of your participation in our newsletter, a before and after photo of the recipient and most importantly, the gratitude of a child or teen who you have so generously helped. In addition, we ask each recipient to acknowledge the sponsors by sending a thank you letter to the Wigs 4 Kids office and we forward it to the sponsor. To participate, please contact our office at 586-772-6656.

How do I donate hair?

Hair Donation FAQ

Hair Donation Form click here
(Acrobat [PDF] file)


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