Donate Hair to Change Lives
Wigs for Kids is a private, non-profit organization relying solely on donations to make durable, custom Hair Replacement Systems that look just as a child's natural hair would. If you are looking for places to donate your hair, Wigs for Kids will be happy to use your ponytail in order to create a Hair Replacement System.
Through caring companies, foundations, groups and individuals like you, we can continue to provide COMPLIMENTARY Hair Replacement Systems to children who would otherwise not be able to afford them. It costs approximately $1,800 to complete one Hair Replacement. To help offset the costs of production and processing for our Replacements, a money donation is appreciated with your ponytail hair donation, or you may want to consider collecting pledges from family and friends when you donate hair.
Please download the hair donation for kids form below before you donate your hair or funds. You can type on the form and print it out to mail in with your hair donation.
Before you visit the salon to make your hair donation, make sure your hair meets all of the requirements necessary in order for it to be accepted by Wigs for Kids. Hair must be a minimum of 12 inches in length, cannot be chemically or color treated, and we cannot accept dreadlocks. Please ensure hair is clean and completely dry before sending. Page 2 contains the instructions to give to your stylist. You will want to closely follow the instructions provided in the hair donation form. This will ensure we get the best sampling of hair to use for our hair replacement systems. Please remember to include the hair donation form with your donation so that we can properly thank you for your generosity.
Generally the Wigs for Kids office receives two to three mail crates of hair donations from all over the country each day; our staff and volunteers are working diligently to process all the incoming mail. You should receive confirmation of your hair donation via e-mail (if requested) or a postcard in approximately six to eight weeks.
It's easy to be a hero: A little help can
make a big difference in a child's life.
Alopecia in children, cancer and any number of causes of hair loss that are effecting children can have a major impact on their everyday lives. A charitable organization like Wigs for Kids focuses on helping them face these challenges and boost their self-esteem by creating children’s wigs and providing them to kids in need. Children get to feel like the rest of their peers and live their lives with confidence.
Hair Donation for Kids
Children face remarkable obstacles during illness and treatments. You can help a child overcome their obstacles and feel confident again by being willing to donate your hair to turn into kids wigs.
In order to be eligible for a Hair Replacement System, a child’s family must not be able to afford one otherwise. Additional guidelines for receiving children’s wigs from Wigs for Kids include:
- 18 years of age or younger.
- Experiencing hair loss due to medical reasons including of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and more.
- Referred by a medical professional.
An application must be filled out to begin the process of receiving children's wigs. Proof of age will be required along with a medical prescription or letter from your practitioner and insurance information. Along with your application, please include the information for the participating hair salon or hair replacement center that will be assisting with the process of fitting the child for a Hair Replacement System. Wigs for Kids will provide the salon with the tools necessary to properly fit and help the child maintain their hair piece. Once your application has been accepted, a measurement packet will be sent. This is when you and the child will make an appointment at the participating salon for a consultation and measurement. Once Wigs for Kids has received your measurements and all the needed forms, your case will be sent to Order Processing and the production of wigs made from real hair will be begin. Once the Hair Replacement System is ordered, delivery time may take four to 10 weeks.
Learn more about the children's wigs creation process here.
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