Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Wigs 4 Kids.

The picture is a little blurry...but the twins each had 11 inches of hair cut off to donate to a nonprofit wig organization...NOT Locks of Love, which I discovered does NOT supply wigs for cancer patients or burn victims, and DOES charge for its wigs.  The organization we chose is listed below.  We would have gone with Wigs For Kids (international) but they required 12 inches of hair, and we only had 11 to give.

Wigs 4 Kids is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that reaches out to kids and young adults with hair loss. This program is available to any child or teen from ages 3 through 18 in Michigan at no cost to them or their families.

Wigs 4 Kids' main focus is on cancer patients and includes other young people with similar appearance related challenges that cause hair loss such as: alopecia, trichotillomania, lupus, hydrocephalus, burns and other disorders.

Wigs 4 Kids helps children who struggle to deal with social acceptance based on physical appearance. By providing
custom-fitted, age-appropriate wigs, we help our kids feel better about their appearance and look more like their peers.

Wigs 4 Kids accepts donations from caring individuals, companies and organizations. Wigs 4 Kids is funded solely on the basis of contributions. Any financial support received presents a greater opportunity to help kids in need of our assistance.
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. 

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