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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.

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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.

If you or someone you know is in need of a Hair Replacement System, click below.

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12,400 children birth - age 19 are diagnosed with cancer each year.
Source: American Childhood Cancer Center
 
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