Wigs for Kids Mission
Helping Children Look Themselves and Live Their Lives!
The variousÂ causes of hair loss in childrenÂ donâ€™t result in just physical suffering. The change in their appearance can drastically undermine their self-image and sabotage their self-esteem. To help heal the pain of these struggles, Certified Cosmetic Therapist Jeffrey Paul founded Wigs for Kids, a non-profit hair donation organization that has been serving children suffering from hair loss since 1981.
Wigs for Kids is a cooperative effort among Certified Cosmetic Therapists throughout North America who share a common goal. â€œChildren shouldnâ€™t have to worry about how they look, especially when theyâ€™re in the middle of a health crisis,â€ says Jeffrey Paul. â€œWe want to give these kids the opportunity to feel good about themselves again.â€
The value of the Hair Replacement Systems Wigs for Kids provides is approximately $1,800. â€œThese are custom-made Hair Replacements,â€ says Jeffrey Paul. â€œEach prosthesis is hand-tied and is made completely from human hair. We make sure they look just like a childâ€™s own hair.â€
â€œThey wonâ€™t come off on the baseball field or in the playground,â€ he adds. â€œKids can count on them. And because kids look just the way they did before, they feel better about themselves. They look in the mirror and their eyes light up. To see that light in their eyes â€“ thatâ€™s priceless.â€
Wigs for Kids Donation Information
Wigs for Kids depends on monetary and hair donations from generous individuals. The process for creating wigs made from real hair is costly and time-consuming. Wigs for Kids never charges the families that are receiving these custom Hair Replacement Systems. Ready to make a hair donation for kids? Find instructionsÂ here. Visit ourÂ Financial DonationsÂ page to make a monetary contribution.