Are you in need of a Hair Replacement System?
Wigs for Kids is here to help you.
Wigs for Kids can create Hair Replacement Systems at no cost for children who are:
- 18 years of age or younger.
- Experiencing hair loss as a result of chemotherapy, radiation therapy,
Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical reasons.
- Referred by a medical professional.
To be eligible for a Hair Replacement System, children must come from families who otherwise could not afford one.
How to apply for a Hair Replacement System
An application form must be filled out for each child and sent to Wigs for Kids for review and acceptance. For applicants who are hospitalized or cannot travel because of medical reasons, please have your child life specialist or social workers contact us and we will work with them to process your application.
You will need to submit proof of age, a medical prescription or letter from your practitioner and your insurance information. You will also need to seek a local Hair Replacement center or a hair salon willing to work with Wigs for Kids. Please provide the name, address and telephone number of the center or salon with your application. In exchange for their time and services, Wigs for Kids will provide the center or salon with the necessary tools, guidelines and techniques to properly fit style and maintain the Hair Replacement. Before sending in the application, please ensure that all information is completed and that all of the documents are enclosed. Otherwise, the application will not be approved.
After your application has been accepted, you will receive a measurement packet. You and your child will need to make an appointment at your salon of choice for a preliminary consultation and measurement. Applicants in the local Ohio area will be directed to visit our Fairview Park Affiliate for consultation and measurement.
When Wigs for Kids has received all your measurements and additional forms, your case will be sent to Order Processing; where a piece will be designed for you and sent to the manufacturers for making. Once the Hair Replacement System is ordered, delivery time may take four to 10 weeks.
Once you have received your hair piece, you and your child will need to make an appointment at your salon of choice for the final cutting and fitting of the Hair Replacement. Applicants in the local Ohio area will be directed to visit our Fairview Park Affiliate for cutting and fitting.
Help Us Tell Your Story
You can help Wigs for Kids to create a story for your child to share with our donors. Send us a digital photo of your child with the hair piece once it has been cut-in by the salon, a letter on how your child is doing or just a short story.
While the cost of the hair replacement system for our kids is approximately $1,800.00; as you know Wigs for Kids is a non-profit organization that provides hair replacement systems to kids free of charge. We rely on donations and fundraising to support our program. We are involved in year round fundraising to ensure that every child in need will receive a hair replacement system. In order to continue our mission, we have developed a rewarding program called Sponsor A Child.
Through this program caring givers, can make a donation or monthly contribution to help to cover the cost of the hair replacement systems for our kids. In return Wigs for Kids would like to send them stories of our kids based on a photo, brief background or story on the child and any materials that you submit. Some donors may even want to write to our recipients.
We are committed to ensuring your privacy. All information is passed on from sponsor to the child through Wigs for Kids; no full names, contact information or personal information will be provided to the sponsor. You will be contacted by Wigs for Kids if a sponsor would like to send you a note.
We know that you will agree that Wigs for Kids is a wonderful program worthy of your support.
For further information about the Wigs for Kids program, contact:
Wigs for Kids
24231 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH 44145