Wigs 4 Kids Participates in the Annual Harper Cruise

 

 

   

 

Wigs 4 Kids had a wonderful time participating in the Harper Cruise to support our program and give back to the community with the Shorewood Kiwanis! We even had a special visit from our friends at PKSA Karate-St. Clair Shores. Heartfelt thanks to our Board members, Advisory Board members and great volunteers who helped sell t-shirts and placards to benefit the cause.

Alex Emilio Salon Hosts 3rd Annual "Cuts for a Cause" for Wigs 4 Kids!

 

 

Alex Emilio is hosting their 3rd annual "Cuts for a Cause" cut-a-thon today from 3 - 7 PM in Royal Oak to benefit Wigs 4 Kids! Join Alex Emilio: get a new style and support a great cause! We appreciate your support!

White Castle Raises $60,000 for Wigs 4 Kids During Annual Fundraiser!

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids offers our heartfelt thanks to White Castle who hosts an annual fundraiser in support of our program at its Metro Detroit locations. The team's goal was to raise proceeds by 20% this year and they surpassed their goal - increasing funds by 45%! We are forever grateful to

Cheryl Collier, District Supervisor of White Castle in the Metro Detroit area and Vice President of our Board of Directors for her heart, generosity and ongoing belief in our mission. A special thanks to every craver out there who donated to make this fundraiser such an amazing success for our kids! http://youtu.be/e9OmA5MOk0Q

WXYZ Channel 7 Interview for "Cuts for a Cause"

 

 

 

Special thanks to WXYZ-TV Channel 7 for interviewing our Wigs 4 Kids Ambassador Jaeleen Davis and Emilio from Alex Emilio Salon in support of their upcoming “Cuts for a Cause” cut-a-thon! Please see the flyer for details and join Alex Emilio for the event on Monday, August 25th from 3-7 PM – all proceeds benefit Wigs 4 Kids!

Wigs 4 Kids Medical Intern Lauren Alfonsi Graduates from her Internship!

 

 

Congratulations to our Wigs 4 Kids medical intern, Lauren Alfonsi, who spent her summer at our Wellness Center to assist with art therapy and counseling sessions for our kids and their families. We are so proud of how much she has grown and what a contribution she has made during her time here! Lauren had the opportunity to participate in a field trip with our kids, film segments of a music video with FOX 2 Detroit and ended her internship today by donating her hair. We wish her great success as she continues her education.

 

Watch her interview with Maggie Varney, our Founder & CEO above!

Last Day of White Castle's Fundraiser for Wigs 4 Kids!

 

 

Calling all cravers! Today is the last day of White Castle’s annual fundraiser for Wigs 4 Kids! Help White Castle make a difference with Wigs 4 Kids for children experiencing hair loss by donating at any Metro Detroit Area location. You will receive a coupon for a FREE small soft drink valid at your next visit! Heartfelt thanks to White Castle and all who have supported this fundraiser!

Beautiful Bella Donates Her Hair to Wigs 4 Kids!

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids is inspired and deeply touched by the hair donation we received from Bella, the daughter of Go Green Salon senior designer Katrina! Bella decided to cut her hair as she wanted to help other young children who don't have any. We love the new look, Bella! What a beauty! We're honored to have you as part of our Wigs 4 Kids family! 

Wigs 4 Kids Interviews with CMNTV!

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids enjoyed our interview on CMNTv’s “Reaching Out” program and thank the team for inviting us into the studio to discuss our cause and reach out to more families. Heartfelt thanks to Jaeleen, one of our Ambassadors for sharing her journey with alopecia and how she has risen above her health challenge to inspire other young adults to feel beautiful inside and out. Host Kim Carey interviewed our Founder & CEO Maggie Varney and Jaeleen several years ago and it was nice to reconnect and review how Jaeleen and Wigs 4 Kids have grown!

Lanzen, Inc Leverages Support of Wigs 4 Kids with Gala Sponsorship!

 

 

As our 11th Annual Gala quickly approaches, we are pleased to welcome Lanzen, Inc as an Elite Sponsor of our event! Terry and Cindy Lanzen truly have the heart for Wigs 4 Kids: they are Founding Members of our Wellness Center and have sponsored children’s wigs through our
Adopt-a-Kid program. Their daughter Tessa even donated her hair! Anne Nicolazzo, who serves on our Board of Directors and is our official Wigs 4 Kids photographer, referred the Lanzens to us and we are grateful for their heartfelt support of our kids!

Wigs 4 Kids Starts Filming Music Video with Fox 2 Detroit!

 

   

 

 

 

 

Lights…Camera…Action! The filming of our Wigs 4 Kids music video with Fox 2 Detroit has begun! We received confirmation from our camera crew yesterday, and 2 of our local
Wigs 4 Kids families were available to participate…and what superstars they are! Anthony, a teen who has been in our program for several years and our new Ambassador Luka stole the show. Luka even received his wig today after the filming. We are excited about this wonderful opportunity for Wigs 4 Kids to shine a spotlight on the courageous, amazing children we have the privilege to serve. Watch our page for more tapings soon!

Wigs 4 Kids Congratulates Ambassador Alissa on a Successful Internship

at NASA

 

 

Shooting Star: We are very proud of our Wigs 4 Kids Ambassador Alissa, who is spending the summer at NASA after being accepted to their space life sciences program for an internship! Alissa aspires for excellence in all she sets out to do and she is a wonderful role model for young people everywhere. When Alissa returns to this side of Earth, she will be singing at our gala on September 18th. Congratulations Alissa on a STELLAR summer – we will see you soon!

 

Paying it Forward: Jennifer, a Wigs 4 Kids Parent Volunteers at our Wellness Center!

 

 

Volunteering is a huge portion of our program at Wigs 4 Kids and we greatly appreciate the time, talent and treasure that our volunteers donate to help us continue our mission. Jennifer, a mother of one of our Ambassadors visited our Wellness Center today while her daughter was receiving services and assisted with preparations for our gala. Thank you, Jennifer for paying it forward to help with the success of our annual event!

Selfridge Firefighters Host Annual Golf Outing for Wigs 4 Kids!

 

   

 

Wigs 4 Kids hit the greens yesterday for the annual Selfridge Firefighters golf outing held in support of our kids! In addition to taking our kids out for a field day, the firefighters also raise funds to sponsor their wigs. They have already sponsored 40 wigs and support services for children in our program! What an amazing contribution…we thank them for all they do!

Morley Candy Factory Tour and Webber Museum Field Trip

 

 

Attention All Ambassadors & Families!

 

We are very excited for our next Ambassador Field Trip, which is scheduled for Wednesday, July 16. We will be touring the Morley Chocolate Factory at 9AM and then visiting the Webber Wildlife Museum, just down the block, at 10AM. Once we are done visiting the museum, we will head back to Morley for some tasty treats!

 

Please contact the Wellness Center as soon as possible if you are interested in participating in these activities. We will meet at Morley Candy at 8:45 and then go to the Webber Wildlife Museum at 9:45. We need to provide a total count. If you have already responded regarding the Webber Wildlife Museum, please let us know if you would like to participate in the Morley Factory Tour too!

 

The Morley Factory is located at 23770 Hall Road, Clinton Township, MI 48036. It is just west of Gratiot on the South side. The Webber Wildlife Museum is located just a few blocks away Morley at 44710 Morley Drive, Clinton Township, MI 48036.

 

We are looking forward to an exciting day!

Wigs 4 Kids Receives Heartfelt Message on Invoice from Onesta Hair Care

 

 

Onesta Haircare donates shampoo and conditioner for our children’s wig maintenance kits every month. This afternoon we received a shipment with a heartfelt message on our invoice. It read: “Onesta Loves Wigs 4 Kids” This is another example of the wonderful support we receive from the beauty industry! Thank you, Onesta for all you do to support these children. This is truly a business with a heart!

Wigs 4 Kids Visits the Sterling Heights Lions Club

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids thanks the Sterling Heights Lions Club for inviting us to their clubhouse to present information regarding our program. We had a great time meeting everyone and sharing opportunities for the group to partner with us and further serve children and

families in Michigan.

 

Webber Wildlife Museum Summer Fun Field Trip!

 

 

To all of our Ambassadors and their families: Wigs 4 Kids is excited to announce our upcoming annual field trip to the Webber Wildlife Museum on Wednesday, July 16th - 10:00 AM! Parents and siblings are encouraged to attend this fun and educational outing. Please RSVP at 586-772-6656 or email maggie@wigs4kids.org - we have limited availability.

Hope to see you there!

Wigs 4 Kids and Selfridge Firefighters Field Trip

 

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids offers our heartfelt thanks to our friends the Selfridge Firefighters for inviting us out on a field day at their base. We were treated to a delicious lunch and surprise tour of their Starbase! The firefighters support us every year and we are looking forward to their annual golf outing in July.

White Castle Hosts Annual Fundraiser for Wigs 4 Kids

 

 

White Castle, our biggest corporate sponsor is hosting its annual fundraiser in support of Wigs 4 Kids! From June 29 - August 9, stop in to any Metro Detroit Area White Castle and make a donation of $1, $3 or $5 to Wigs 4 Kids - you will earn a FREE small soft drink on your next visit! We thank you for your support.

New Baltimore Police Chief Tim Wiley & Reserve Officer Patrick Dunbar Visit Wigs 4 Kids as Officer Dunbar Donates Hair!

 

 

 

 

Heartfelt thanks to New Baltimore Police Chief Tim Wiley and Officer Patrick Dunbar who visited Wigs 4 Kids today to support our program. Officer Dunbar donated his hair to

Wigs 4 Kids and is a cancer survivor himself. Watch Patrick's Story Here: http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/police-officer-cuts-his-long-hair-for-a-cause/26557652

Fox 2 Detroit Forms Media Partnership with Wigs 4 Kids

for 11th Annual Gala

 

   

 

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids welcomes Fox 2 Detroit as an exclusive media partner for our upcoming 11th Annual Gala! We offer our heartfelt thanks to the team for mentoring us and providing their support of our program to help us reach out further in the community. We had the opportunity to tour the studio and participate in a production meeting today!

Grosse Pointe War Memorial TV Films at Wigs 4 Kids!

 

   

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids welcomed Lauren Parrott and Jeremy Dulac of Grosse Pointe War Memorial TV to our Wellness Center today to film a segment about our nonprofit! We were fortunate to have several of our kids and their families participate in the taping, which will help us reach out further in the community.

West Bloomfield Relay for Life & Wigs 4 Kids Cut-a-Thon

 

 

 

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids was privileged and honored to participate in the West Bloomfield Relay for Life. We thanks all of our amazing hair donors who visited our Wigs 4 Kids station and cut their hair so we could continue to help Michigan children experiencing hair loss. Heartfelt thanks to the Relay Team for inviting us again this year.

PKSA Karate Hosts an Incredible Karate Fundraiser Performance

for Wigs 4 Kids

Wigs 4 Kids offers our heartfelt thanks to PKSA Karate in St. Clair Shores for their incredible efforts to host a successful karate performance fundraiser in support of our program. The students and staff displayed an amazing array of martial arts techniques and we hope this will be an annual event for all to enjoy. A full black-belt scholarship was also presented to Cinnamon, a young girl in our Wigs 4 Kids program who is experiencing cancer. Cinnamon will have the opportunity to train in karate until she reaches the level of black belt at no cost! This generosity is deeply appreciated.

Wigs 4 Kids Ambassador Jaeleen Competes for Miss Michigan

 

 

Best wishes from Wigs 4 Kids to our Ambassador Jaeleen, Miss Auburn/Midland who will be competing in the Miss Michigan pageant this weekend! You may have seen Jaeleen in a recent video we shared of her visit to Wigs 4 Kids to be fitted for a new wig prototype, as she has alopecia. Jaeleen is an inspiring young woman and a great role model. Good luck at Miss Michigan! If you haven’t had the chance to see Jaeleen’s video and story, click here: http://youtu.be/YWB_tE6tMpA

Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center Anniversary

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids has provided services to the families of Michigan for 11 years and we opened our Wellness Center 4 years ago to expand our programming. We have grown 39% in these past 4 years and are already outgrowing our facility! Please help us continue the mission of
Wigs 4 Kids by making a donation to support the children we serve: click here!

Walt Disney Elementary Raises $1,400 Through Penny Wars for Wigs 4 Kids!

 

Wigs 4 Kids thanks the students and staff of Walt Disney Elementary in Fraser for hosting a penny wars fundraiser for our program. An amazing $1,400 was donated to Wigs 4 Kids to help us continue our mission! Way to go! We are grateful for the Fraser school district's ongoing support of our program.

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids & Paul Mitchell the School Participate in Warren Relay for Life

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids joined future professionals from Paul Mitchell the School to participate in the Warren Relay for Life cut-a-thon. We are grateful to our wonderful hair donors for helping us continue the Wigs 4 Kids mission and to the Relay for Life team for offering us the opportunity to make a difference!

PKSA Karate Visits Wigs 4 Kids During Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser

 

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids welcomed our friends from PKSA Karate in St. Clair Shores today as they journeyed to our Wellness Center during a walk-a-thon fundraiser. We are honored to have the team's continued support of our program! Each member has wrapped their hearts around

Wigs 4 Kids and helped us to make a difference.

 

Tickets for the JUNE 7TH Karate Performance Fundraiser with PKSA are available!

Call 586-772-6656

Big Water Technologies Hosts Fundraiser for Wigs 4 Kids

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids appreciates the support of Big Water Technologies who hosted a quarterly fundraiser in support of our program! Joe Whelan, Director of Sales visited our

Wellness Center yesterday to present a check with proceeds raised. Thank you, Big Water Tech, for helping us make a difference! See the video from Mr. Whelan's visit - click here.

Wigs 4 Kids Interviews on Richard Bernstein's

"Fighting for Justice" Radio Show

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO, Maggie Varney and wig recipient Natanee visited WCHB Studios today for an interview with Richard Bernstein and Cliff Russell on the segment "Fighting for Justice." Maggie and Natanee discussed the Wigs 4 Kids program and how it has made a difference for children experiencing hair loss in Michigan. Special thanks to

Mr. Bernstein and his team for inviting us to participate!

Ferris State University's Circle K Kiwanis Hosts "Hair Harvest"

for Wigs 4 Kids!

 

 

Ferris State University's Circle K Kiwanisis comprised of young adults who believe in giving back to their communities and value service, leadership and fellowship. The group recently held a “Hair Harvest” – collecting donations from local salons and barber shops to donate to

Wigs 4 Kids! Circle K members obtained over 3,000 inches of hair which is enough to make 30 wigs! Amazing! We offer our heartfelt thanks to Circle K and all who donated to

make this possible.

Wigs 4 Kids Marching in the St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade

 

 

Our Wigs 4 Kids Ambassadors and their families are invited to march with us in the
St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 25th. Please contact us for more information at the above number.

Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO Voted "Favorite Nonprofit Executive Director"

During Peoples Choice Awards!

 

   

 

Wigs 4 Kids thanks everyone who voted for our Founder & CEO, Maggie Varney during Leadership Macomb's "Peoples Choice Awards." Maggie was selected as the winner in the "Favorite Nonprofit Executive Director" category!

Molina Healthcare Community Champions

 

     

 

Maggie Varney Founder & CEO of Wigs 4 Kids is honored to be a recipient of a

2014 Molina Healthcare Community Champions Award! This recognition helps provide credibility to our program and gives us the opportunity to reach more families in need.

 

The annual Community Champions Awards was established to honor the memory of

Molina Healthcare’s physician founder, Dr. C. David Molina who believed in community partners working together to create programs that would help care for those in need. This award honors the unsung heroes who work in the community and inspire others through their selflessness, extraordinary service & contributions, which positively affect the lives of those around them.

Elvis to the Max Dinner Show

 

   

 

Wigs 4 Kids would like to thank everyone who attended the "Elvis to the Max" dinner show on Saturday! Max Pellicano was outstanding as Elvis and the crowd greatly enjoyed the show.

Wigs 4 Kids offers a special thanks to Joe & Juliann Contrera for choosing us as their charity of choice to benefit from raffle proceeds in loving memory of Sylvia Bartolotta. The raffle funds were enough to sponsor 3 children's wigs through our Adopt-a-Kid program.

Max Pellicano is...Elvis to the Max! Fundraiser - May 10

 

 

 

Mother’s Day is just around the corner; celebrate the special woman in your life by enjoying dinner with the King of Rock & Roll: Max Pellicano is “Elvis to the Max!” Visit Tina’s Country House and Gardens this Saturday, May 10th - 6:30 p.m. Wigs 4 Kids benefits from the raffle proceeds - advanced admission tickets are $60 and can be purchased at: (586)772-6656.

Congratulations Cuts 4 a Cause Graduating Class!

 

   

 

Congratulations to our “Cuts 4 a Cause” graduates on successfully completing our

hair restoration training and certification program:

 

  • Mary Sarcheck; Wigs 4 Kids Advisory Board member
  • Sarah Weber of Paul Mitchell the School, Minnesota
  • Shavonne Jackson of Paul Mitchell the School Michigan

“Cuts 4 a Cause” was held over 2 days and the girls learned much during their time here! Sarah, whose family drove from Minnesota so she could participate, heard about Wigs 4 Kids from

Winn Claybaugh, co-founder of Paul Mitchell Schools. Shavonne also discovered the course through Paul Mitchell the School Michigan. We appreciate the ongoing support of our industry!

 

Kids Helping Kids: We Appreciate Our Hair Donors!

 

 

Special thanks to Raychel from California who generously sent in her hair to be made into a wig for a child in need. This is Raychel's first full haircutin 5 years and we are grateful that she chose to donate it to children in need through our Wigs 4 Kids program!

Stacey Scarborough Gibbs Donates Hair 12 Times to Help Children in Need!

 

 

We have an amazing hair donation experience to share! Wigs 4 Kids received a beautiful hair donation from Stacey Scarborough Gibbs of Maryland who has donated 12 times to help provide wigs to children in need. Once Stacey cuts her hair, she begins the process of growing it for donation all over again! Our thanks to Stacey as each donation made changes the life of a child or teen experiencing hair loss.

American Legion Fundraiser for Wigs 4 Kids

 

   

      

 

Wigs 4 Kids thanks Andie Semrow and our friends at the J Edward Mallorey American Legion Post 449 for an enjoyable and successful Sloppy Joe fundraiser, in which over $3,100 was raised to help us continue our mission! We greatly appreciate the support of stylist Tonya Schweihofer who donated her time & talent to cut hair for donation at the event.

Special thanks to our amazing hair donors:
Alma Alvarez
Mary Duckworth
Reane Weqa
Sara Walsh
Shana Sniegochi
Sue Glambowski
Tina James-Erdmann


…and to Wayne from Canada who stopped in by chance and decided to raise additional funds by shaving his head in support of the children we serve! Entertainment was provided by the wonderful “Brothers in Arms.”

Wigs 4 Kids Receives a Hair Donation from Czech Republic

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids received a generous donation of hair from Veronika who lives in Prague, Czech Republic. This is the first donation we have received from this region and we are deeply honored to have the support of those worldwide who understand the need for this program.

Wigs 4 Kids Ambassadors Invited to Attend "Make Your Own Sparkle" Class


 

This class is open to all the Ambassadors in our program interested in participating!

Hair By Trios Salon Raises Funds to Sponsor a Child at Wigs 4 Kids!

 

 

Congratulations to the team at Hair By Trios Salon in Chelsea, Michigan for raising enough funds through their March Madness fundraiser to sponsor a child's wig through our program. The remaining funds from the team's event will also cover the cost of the child's support services which help them heal emotionally, socially & psychologically. A job well done! We appreciate everyone who supported this event!

Wigs 4 Kids Proud Supporter of Cops For Kids

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids was deeply touched by a recent visit from St. Clair Shores Police Officer and Cops For Kids President, Kevin Kimm. Officer Kimm toured our Wellness Center to learn more about our program and presented our Founder & CEO Maggie Varney with a plaque in recognition of our support of Cops For Kids. We’re honored to be of service to the children in our community and appreciate all that Cops For Kids does to make a difference.

Wigs 4 Kids Participates in the Kroger Rewards Program for 2014

 

 

Thanks to YOUR support, proceeds for Wigs 4 Kids doubled last year! To register or
re-enroll, please visit: http://www.krogercommunityrewards.com/ and follow the prompts
.

Wigs 4 Kids Appreciates the Support of our Wonderful Volunteers!

 

 

It’s National Volunteer Week! Special thanks to all of our amazing Wigs 4 Kids volunteers who donate their time, talent and treasure to help ensure the continued success of our program!

"What's New?" Beauty Party at Wigs 4 Kids a Great Success!

 

 

   

 

Our “What’s New? Hair, Skin Care and Make-Up" class was a huge success and our Ambassadors had a great time learning about the latest trends in the beauty industry with

Miss Maggie and our friends at Astute Artistry – “Michigan's Premiere Makeup Trade School for Film, Fashion and Makeup.” We love our kids!

What's New? Hair, Skin Care & Make-Up Party Tomorrow!

 

 

Dear Wigs 4 Kids Ambassadors, just a reminder...

There are still spaces available in our "What's New? Hair, Skin Care & Make-Up" Party that will be held Thursday, April 3rd - 6:00-8:00 PM at our Wellness Center! Come join us and our friends at Astute Artistry for the latest trends in the beauty industry.

Please call 586-772-6656 to reserve your seat. We look forward to seeing you!

Wigs 4 Kids Participates in Douglas J Aveda Career Fair

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids enjoyed participating in the Douglas J Aveda Royal Oak Career Fair yesterday! We met many talented future professionals at the event and we appreciate the ongoing support we receive from our industry.

5th Annual Dave Dooley Charity Bowl Benefits Wigs 4 Kids!

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids thanks UAW Union #228 for choosing us as one of their charities of choice to benefit from the 5th Annual Dave Dooley Bowling Tournament! We were honored to meet the Dooley family and enjoyed great friendship, fun, and food while raising awareness and funds to continue serving the children of Michigan.

Wigs 4 Kids Visits Paul Mitchell the School Chicago

 

 

Shear magic… Maggie Varney, our Founder & CEO was deeply inspired by the students she met from Paul Mitchell the School Chicago during her presentation about Wigs 4 Kids. Maggie spoke to all 4 sessions of future professionals who learned how THEY can step up and make a difference for children experiencing hair loss!

 

At the end of her presentation, Maggie asked if a few participants would like to take a picture with her as a memento of their learning experience. The students swarmed the stage to show their support of Wigs 4 Kids! This heartfelt response is what we aim for when we reach out to the community. Our journey with Paul Mitchell continues and we’re looking forward to a bright future together!

 

Rochester Eagles Auxiliary Club #2436 Bowling Fundraiser for Wigs 4 Kids!

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids appreciates the support of the Rochester Eagles Auxiliary #2634 who are hosting a bowling fundraiser on Sunday, April 6th at Five Star Lanes! This fun event features mystery jackpots, a sports memorabilia silent auction and exciting raffles for gift baskets and 50/50 prizes!  Spaces are still available – see the flyer for more details.

 

We hope to see you there!

Meet Mariya, One of Our Wigs 4 Kids Ambassadors!

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids is pleased to introduce Mariya, one of our Ambassadors who is 4 years old and is experiencing alopecia, an auto immune disorder resulting in hair loss. Mariya visited our Wellness Center to receive a wig and took time out for a little "beauty break" with
Maggie Varney, our Founder & CEO!

An Amazing 37 Inches of Hair Donated to Wigs 4 Kids!

 

 

Lettie Galoner stopped in to our Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center and Go Green Salon yesterday to donate her hair, which was enough to make one wig for a child in need! Lettie contributed over 37 inches of hair, divided into 10 ponytails and we are grateful for this very generous gift.

Special Visit from Erika of Leadership Macomb

 

 

Special thanks to Erika DeLange of Leadership Macomb for stopping by to tour our
Wellness Center and interview Maggie Varney, our Founder & CEO for the
People's Choice Awards! Maggie was humbled to discuss our program and how the community has embraced Wigs 4 Kids and helped us to serve the children and families of Michigan. Voting in the People's Choice Awards ends April 30th - if you live or work in Macomb County, please cast your vote here!

Kelly J. Price Memorial Bowling Party a Huge Success!

 

 

We offer our heartfelt thanks to our dear friend Betty Gonko and her team at the
Kelly J. Price Memorial Bowling Party for their ongoing love and support of Wigs 4 Kids! We had a wonderful time at the group's annual bowling party this past Saturday and appreciate the hard work of everyone involved to help make this event a success! Special thanks to Natanee our Ambassador and guest speaker for sharing her story and providing the perfect example why this program is so important to the kids we serve!

Wigs 4 Kids Thanks Ellie, a Wonderful Hair Donor for her Support!

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids is happy to share Ellie's story, as she is a wonderful girl with a big heart who has been growing her hair to donate and hosting a fundraiser with the goal of sponsoring a child’s wig at $800. Ellie recently had her hair cut and mailed us her hair donation with the funds she raised!

 

Thanks to the generosity of family, friends and the love of her community, Ellie surpassed her goal, raising $1200 to help us continue our mission!  We are deeply touched by both Ellie’s hair donation and monetary gift. She offers a perfect example that our program is all about kids helping other kids!   

 

Wigs 4 Kids Volunteer of the Month

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids receives wonderful support from our volunteers and we're honored to recognize Danielle as our Volunteer of the Month! She responded to an ad for a position at Wigs 4 Kids and it was filled, so she continued to volunteer as she believes in our mission. When another position opened, we hired her! We're pleased to share her story of success.

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids Scones & Sketching Class a Success!

 

 

Our first Wigs 4 Kids “Scones & Sketching” class was a great success and enjoyed by all of our kids that attended this afternoon! We created fun sketches, beautiful greeting cards for children in our program who couldn’t attend and indulged our sweet tooth with delicious tea & scones provided by Just Delicious Scones! Special thanks to Jennifer Colombo for opening her tea room to us and to our wonderful volunteers who helped facilitate the class!

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids is pleased to introduce Corey and Erica, our social work team that facilitates our medical support services! Kind, compassionate and always willing to serve, Corey and Erica meet with our kids and their families to improve wellness emotionally, socially and psychologically. We appreciate their continued dedication and commitment to our program!

Wigs 4 Kids Hair Donors Are an Important Part of our Mission!

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids thanks Morgan, one of our wonderful hair donors who sent both her ponytail and funds to our Wellness Center to help us continue our mission! Her mother Lisa forwarded photos to Wigs 4 Kids of Morgan’s hair donation experience and we’re pleased to share them with you. Our hair donors are an important part of our mission and we appreciate everyone who helps us continue to serve the kids of Michigan!

People's Choice Award of Macomb Award Nominations

 

 

One day remains to vote for your favorite nonprofit leader in the People’s Choice Award contest through Leadership Macomb! Please cast your vote for Maggie Varney, our
Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO for her kindness, compassion and dedication to serving the children of Michigan! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MacombFavorites This recognition validates the work we do and helps us reach out further in the community.

 

Thank you for your support!

Our Basket Bonanza Continues! Thank You For Your Support!

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids continues to receive generous donations of wicker baskets at our Wellness Center during our BASKET BONANZA drive! Here are more wonderful gift baskets we have been able to create thanks to the kindness of the community! If you have baskets you are willing to part with, please deliver them to 30126 Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores, MI 48082.

 

Thank you for your support!

Lu Norello - Outstanding Volunteer of the Year!

 

 

Congratulations to Lu Norello, our Outstanding Volunteer of the Year! Lu has been a devoted, dedicated, committed volunteer who serves as our Hair Donor Coordinator, contributing over 1,200 hours since 2011. It takes 2 years for our supporters to grow their hair and donate 10 inches to be made into a wig, and Lu is respectful of that commitment; knowing that without hair it would not be possible for us to make the wigs and continue to serve the children of Michigan.

 

Wigs 4 Kids Visits the Macomb Regional Community Media Lab

 

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids was honored to participate in another workshop for nonprofits at the
Macomb Regional Community Media Lab! This is a unique and exciting opportunity where nonprofits meet the newsroom! The press has been generous in supporting Wigs 4 Kids over the years and each time we are featured, we find a family that needs our services. Special thanks to every media outlet that has helped our program reach out further to the children of Michigan!

Join the Wigs 4 Kids Basket Committee!

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids is pleased to share a sample of some of the amazing baskets we were able to create with the kindness of the community! We are currently seeking a creative individual who is interested in volunteering their time as Chair of our Basket Committee. We would meet once a week to create baskets for the children we serve and for our annual gala, as these are a big part of our event’s success! Please call 586-772-6656 if interested.

 

Thank you for your support!

People's Choice Award Nominations Continue!

 

 

The People’s Choice Award nominations through Leadership Macomb continue! Please join
Wigs 4 Kids in voting for Maggie Varney, our Founder & CEO for her dedication, commitment and love for the children of Michigan.  Cast your vote for Maggie as “Favorite Macomb County nonprofit Executive Director” here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MacombFavorites

Basket Bonanza at Wigs 4 Kids!

 

 

It’s a basket bonanza! Yesterday was National Random Acts of Kindness Day and Wigs 4 Kids received a wonderful donation of baskets to assist us in creating gifts for the children we serve. Follow our page…we will be sharing photos of our unique creations at the end of the week!

What's New? Hair, Skin Care & Make-up!

 

 

We wanted to provide an update regarding our What’s New? Hair, Skin Care and Make-Up class. It has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 3rd from 6-8pm at the Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center. We have limited number of seats available and we ask that you call or email by the end of March to reserve a space as they are going fast!  We are so pleased to announce that we will have future professionals and staff from Astute Artistry Studio volunteering their talents for this class!

Mt. Clemens Kiwanis Winterfest!

 

 

The Mt. Clemens Kiwanis generously supports several nonprofit organizations in our community and Wigs 4 Kids is honored to be considered one of their charities of choice. The Kiwanis is hosting its 2nd annual Winterfest February 20th from 6-10 pm at Tina’s Country House. Enjoy great music, raffles, silent auctions and open bar – see the flyer for more details! The Mt. Clemens Kiwanis and Wigs 4 Kids appreciate your support!

Wigs 4 Kids & 1st Chiropractic Team Up for Patient Appreciation Day!

 

 

Please join 1st Chiropractic Life Center in supporting Wigs 4 Kids!

Wigs 4 Kids Participates in the Kroger Community Rewards Program

 

Presentation at St. Paul's United Methodist Church

 

 

A special thank you to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Rochester and its Family Life Class for offering Wigs 4 Kids the opportunity to present information regarding our program. What a great group of people! We appreciate your warm welcome and are grateful for the opportunity to reach more children in need of our services.

Leadership Macomb "People's Choice Awards of Macomb County"

 


 

Leadership Macomb is accepting nominations for the “People’s Choice of Macomb County Awards” and one of the categories includes “Favorite Macomb County Nonprofit Executive Director.” Please join Wigs 4 Kids in nominating
Maggie Varney, our Founder & CEO! Visit this link to cast your vote today: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MacombFavorites

We appreciate your continued support!

Utica-Shelby Kiwanis Raises Funds to Sponsor a Child's Wig



The Utica-Shelby Kiwanis continues to show their support for the children and families we serve. We last shared news about the group in December, when they sponsored holiday shopping trips for several families at Wigs 4 Kids. Now, they have raised enough funds to sponsor a child’s wig! The Kiwanis are a wonderful group of caring individuals who truly have the heart for our program.

Shrine Catholic High School Shows Spirit for Wigs 4 Kids!


     


Wigs 4 Kids appreciates the ongoing support we receive from Shrine Catholic High School! The students recently raised enough money to sponsor a wig for a child in need through our Adopt-a-Kid program and invited us to a pep rally to celebrate.

Jake, a student of Shrine encouraged his fellow classmates to show their support of Wigs 4 Kids as his cousin Mandy benefited from our services. Mandy is now one of our Wigs 4 Kids angels and Jake has shown immense compassion in keeping her legacy alive. We are humbled by Jake’s efforts to pay it forward.

 

3 Sisters Donate Hair to Wigs 4 Kids
in Loving Memory of Their Grandmother

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids would like to acknowledge Rachel, Sarah and Elizabeth, sisters from Farmington Hills, MI for donating their hair in loving memory of their grandmother Carole Jones. Aged 8, 10 and 12, these young girls are mature beyond their years as they understand what it means to make a difference in the lives of others! We thank Rachel, Sarah and Elizabeth for their heartfelt donation and for sharing their story with us.

Special Visit from Wigs 4 Kids Ambassador Alyssa

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids received a special visit from Alyssa, one of our recipients who came to us for a wig and support services 2 years ago when she was undergoing treatment for cancer. Alyssa’s cancer is now in remission and she is doing very well!

Alyssa’s hair has started to grow back, so she made an appointment to have it trimmed at Go Green Salon, located inside our Wellness Center, where 50% of the proceeds go to Wigs 4 Kids. We were honored to have Alyssa visit us and feel this is a beautiful gesture of paying it forward.

Wigs 4 Kids Visits Dorsey School of Cosmetology

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids had the pleasure of visiting Dorsey School of Cosmetology where we were greeted with enthusiasm by future professionals and staff! We greatly appreciate the team’s continued support as they learn more about our program and raise funds to help us continue our mission!

Please Help Us and Sign Our Change.Org Petition!

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids has provided over 1,200 wigs and support services to Michigan children since we were founded in 2003, unfortunately insurance companies aren’t liable for the cost of the wigs. Please sign our petition and help the voices of these children be heard! Every kid deserves a right to a bright and happy childhood.
Click here!

Speaking at David Pressley School of Cosmetology

 

 

At Wigs 4 Kids, we always appreciate the opportunity of speaking to future professionals in our industry. Yesterday we reached out to students at David Pressley School of Cosmetology in Royal Oak and several of them are interested in taking our “Cuts 4 a Cause” Hair Restoration Certification Program that is being held in February. We are looking forward to having these future professionals visit our Wellness Center and we are grateful for their ongoing support of our kids!

Wigs 4 Kids Volunteer of the Month - Edward!

 

 

Congratulations to Edward, our Wigs 4 Kids Volunteer of the Month! Edward is a student at Lakeview High School and is part of a unique program where students are given the opportunity to volunteer at a nonprofit and earn an income from school as they learn life skills that will serve them in their future careers. Edward’s dream is to become a pediatric oncologist. We wish him much success and appreciate his kind attitude, humble demeanor and willingness to serve in any capacity necessary to assist our kids!

Paul Mitchell the School Great Lakes Students Visit Wigs 4 Kids!

 

 

Wigs 4 Kids thanks the future professionals of Paul Mitchell the School Great Lakes for visiting our Wellness Center today to learn more about the work we do for the children of Michigan! We had another round of wonderful students volunteer their time to make a difference. Special thanks to Robin Mingo, a licensed cosmetologist for assisting the girls in their work.

 

Eastside Derby Girls Show Their Support for Wigs 4 Kids!

 

 

At Wigs 4 Kids, we are thankful for the Eastside Derby Girls who have chosen us as one of their charities of choice! Join Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO Maggie Varney as she presents information regarding our program at the home bout. Watch roller derby, show support, and have fun! Click here for ticket information: https://www.facebook.com/events/230599330448491/

Year in Review...

 

   

 

Another year is complete, and Wigs 4 Kids continues to make a difference. From community events to hair donations from around the world, we are working hard to bring smiles to our children experiencing health challenges. Our custom wigs and support services bring hope and comfort to each child and their families. Thanks to you and your donations, we have helped strengthen the confidence in children and teenagers alike. Click here to see our year in review!

Martial Arts Presentation by PKSA Karate!

 

 

 

 

Heartfelt thanks to Shaun Folkwein and his wonderful team at PKSA Karate for a stunning martial arts presentation! The students are a great group of young people who believe in the concepts of hard work, determination and empowerment. We are pleased to share photos of their demonstration with you.

 

Wigs 4 Kids Participates in the Annual Harper Cruise
 

Alex Emilio Salon Hosts 3rd Annual

"Cuts for a Cause" cut-a-thon!

 

White Castle Raises $60,000 for

Wigs 4 Kids!

 

Alex Emilio Salon

"Cuts for a Cause" Interview with WXYZ

 
Lauren Alfonsi, Medical Intern Graduates from Wigs 4 Kids!
 

Last Day of

White Castle's Fundraiser for

Wigs 4 Kids!

 

Beautiful Bella Donates Her Hair to

Wigs 4 Kids!

 
Wigs 4 Kids Interviews with CMNTV!
 
Lanzen, Inc Supports Wigs 4 Kids!
 
Wigs 4 Kids Starts Filming Music Video with Fox 2 Detroit!
 
Wigs 4 Kids Congratulates Ambassador Alissa on Successful Internship at NASA
 
Paying it Forward: Jennifer a Wigs 4 Kids Parent Volunteers at our Wellness Center
 
Selfridge Firefighters Golf Outing!
 
Morley Candy Factory and Webber Museum Field Trip Tours
 

Wigs 4 Kids Receives Heartfelt Message on Invoice from

Onesta Hair Care

 

Wigs 4 Kids Visits the Sterling Heights

Lions Club

 
Webber Wildlife Museum Summer Fun Field Trip
 
Wigs 4 Kids Visits Our Friends, the Selfridge Firefighters!
 
White Castle Hosts Annual Fundraiser for Wigs 4 Kids
 
New Baltimore Police Chief & Officer Visit Wigs 4 Kids for Hair Donation Appointment
 

Fox 2 Detroit Forms Media Partnership with Wigs 4 Kids for

11th Annual Gala!

 
Grosse Pointe War Memorial TV Films at Wigs 4 Kids!
 

West Bloomfield

Relay for Life and

Wigs 4 Kids

Cut-a-thon

 
PKSA Karate SCS Hosts Amazing Performance Fundraiser for Wigs 4 Kids
 

Wigs 4 Kids

Ambassador Jaeleen Competes for

Miss Michigan

 

Happy Birthday

Wigs 4 Kids

Wellness Center

 
Walt Disney Elementary Raises $1400 Through Penny Wars for Wigs 4 Kids!
 
Warren Relay for Life
 
PKSA Karate Visits Wigs 4 Kids During Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser
 
Big Water Technologies Hosts Fundraiser for Wigs 4 Kids
 
Wigs 4 Kids Inteviews on Richard Bernstein's "Fighting for Justice" Radio Show
 
Circle K Kiwanis Donates 3,000 inches of hair to Wigs 4 Kids!
 

Wigs 4 Kids Marching in the St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade

 

Peoples Choice

Award Winner!

 
Molina Healthcare Community Champions
 

Elvis to the Max

Dinner Show

 

Elvis to the Max Event

with Raffle Proceeds Benefitting

Wigs 4 Kids!

 

Congratulations

"Cuts 4 a Cause" Graduates

 

Kids Helping Kids

We Appreciate Our

Hair Donors

 

Stacey Scarborough Gibbs Donates Hair

12 Times to Help Children in Need

 

American Legion Fundraiser for

Wigs 4 Kids

 

Wigs 4 Kids

Receives a Hair Donation from the Czech Republic

 
Wigs 4 Kids Ambassadors Invited to Attend "Make Your Own Sparkle" Class
 
Hair By Trios Raises Funds for Wigs 4 Kids
 

Wigs 4 Kids

Proud Supporter of

Cops For Kids

 

Wigs 4 Kids

Participates in the Kroger Rewards Program for 2014

 

National Volunteer Week 2014

 
What's New - Beauty Party at Wigs 4 Kids a Great Success!
 
What's New - Hair, Skin Care & Make-up Party Tomorrow!
 

Wigs 4 Kids Attends

Douglas J Aveda

Career Fair!

 

5th Annual Dave Dooley

Charity Bowl for

Wigs 4 Kids!

 
Wigs 4 Kids
Visits Paul Mitchell
the School Chicago!
 

Rochester Eagles Auxiliary Bowling Fundraiser for

Wigs 4 Kids

 
Meet Mariya, One of Our Wigs 4 Kids Ambassadors!
 

An Amazing 37 Inches of Hair Donated to

Wigs 4 Kids!

 
Special Visit from Erika of Leadership Macomb!
 
Kelly J. Price Memorial Bowling Party a Huge Success for W4K!
 
Wigs 4 Kids Thanks Ellie, a Wonderful Hair Donor for her Support!
 

Wigs 4 Kids

Volunteer of the Month

 
Wigs 4 Kids
Scones & Sketching Class a Success!
 
Meet our Social Work Team - Corey & Erica!
 

Wigs 4 Kids

Hair Donors Are an

Important Part of

Our Mission!

 

People's Choice of Macomb Award Nominations

 
Our Basket Bonanza Continues! Thank You For Your Support!
 

Lu Norello

Our Wigs 4 Kids Outstanding Volunteer of the Year!

 

Wigs 4 Kids

Visits the Macomb Regional Community Media Lab

 
Join the Wigs 4 Kids Basket Committee!
 
People's Choice Award Nominations Continue!
 
Basket Bonanza at Wigs 4 Kids!
 
What's New? Hair, Skin Care & Make-Up
 
Mt. Clemens Kiwanis Winterfest!
 

Wigs 4 Kids

and 1st Chiropractic

Team Up for Patient Appreciation Day!

 

Wigs 4 Kids

Participates in

Kroger Community Rewards Program

 

Presentation at

St. Paul's United

Methodist Church

 

Leadership Macomb

"People's Choice Awards of
Macomb County

 

Utica-Shelby Kiwanis

Raises Funds to Sponsor a Child's Wig!

 
Shrine Catholic High School Shows Spirit for Wigs 4 Kids!
 
3 Sisters Donate Hair to Wigs 4 Kids
 

Special Visit From

Wigs 4 Kids

Ambassador Alyssa

 

Wigs 4 Kids

Visits Dorsey School

of Cosmetology

 
Please Help Us and Sign Our Change.Org Petition!
 

Speaking at

David Pressley School of Cosmetology

 

Wigs 4 Kids

Volunteer of the Month

Edward!

 

Paul Mitchell the School

Great Lakes Students

Visit Wigs 4 Kids!

 

Eastside Derby Girls

Show Their Support

for Wigs 4 Kids

 
Year in Review...
 

Martial Arts Presentation By

PSKA Karate

 
 
 
 
 
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