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“Kids need to have a sense of belonging, they need to fit in and be accepted by their peers. Wigs 4 Kids helps kids deal with appearance-related issues and social acceptance, which are so critical to young adults and children.”

Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center and Salon is a local grassroots non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides wigs and support services at no charge to children and young adults experiencing hair loss due to cancer, alopecia, trichotillomania, burns and other disorders. Our wig recipients, also known as Ambassadors, range in age from 3 to 18, and are located throughout Michigan.

Every wig provided is custom-fitted, age-appropriate, and individually cut and styled as requested by a child or teenager to help them feel comfortable and confident. Our staff and team of volunteers know hair loss can be devastating for young patients. Many of them may struggle with the emotional, social, and psychological side-effects of their disorder.

That’s why we are committed to helping children cope by offering medical & educational support services at no cost to families. Our program is conveniently located inside the Wellness Center in St. Clair Shores and all services are funded solely through contributions made by caring individuals, companies and organizations.

 

Our Founder's Story


Maggie Varney, Founder & CEO of Wigs 4 Kids has been a licensed cosmetologist for over 40 years, and has worked with adult patients through the American Cancer Society’s “Look Good, Feel Better” program for over 25 years. Through this class, Maggie teaches patients how to deal with the appearance-related side effects of treatment.

One day, a teen named Emily came to class and asked for Maggie’s assistance with a wig. Maggie thought Emily would be able to visit any salon to receive a wig that would meet her needs. Unfortunately, wigs sold by salons were tailored in a style for adults and didn’t fit a child or teen’s head. Maggie then invited Emily to her salon and provided the support she needed. With Emily as the spark plug, Maggie founded Wigs 4 Kids in 2003 and the organization has provided over 2,500 wigs and services to the children of Michigan since!
 

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