Memorial Day is a time to honor our veterans who have served and protected our wonderful country during times of need. Wigs 4 Kids is proud to show our support of these men and women as we march in the St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 26th.
Please watch for us!
Hometown Charity Giveaway with Credit Union One
Just a reminder…Credit Union One is offering YOU the opportunity to support Wigs 4 Kids by casting your vote in the Hometown Charity Giveaway Contest! The three charities that receive the most votes by June 7th will be chosen as winners to receive a grant of $500 and Wigs 4 Kids could be one of them! Visit the Credit Union One Facebook page and hit the “LIKE” button, then vote for us by entering your name and selecting us from the drop down menu. ONLY 1 vote per person, please! We appreciate your support.
Wigs 4 Kids Visiting Fernandis Beauty College
It is our pleasure on Wednesday, May 22nd to inspire future professionals at
Fernandis Beauty College to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve by supporting Wigs 4 Kids. Our Founder & CEO Maggie Varney will be presenting information regarding Wigs 4 Kids and we are thankful for this new opportunity to reach out to
Onyx Salon & Spa and Drummer from Monkey Grinder Team Up to
Donate Hair to Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids thanks Onyx Salon and Spa, Crescent Lake Inn and the band Monkey Grinder for participating in a hair donation and fundraising event for our program. Tom, the drummer for Monkey Grinder had his hair cut to defray the cost of manufacturing a wig and collectively raised over $800 to sponsor a child's wig through our Adopt-a-Kid program.
Our wig recipient Gina and her family attended the fundraiser to speak on behalf of our program and present Tom with a plaque for his generosity.
Help Make a Difference in the Lives of Michigan Children
Vote for Wigs 4 Kids in the Art Van Charity Challenge!
The Art Van Charity Challenge has begun! Help us make a difference in the life of Michigan children who live in our neighborhoods and need our support. If chosen as a winner of the Challenge, we could win up to $25,000 to help these children heal emotionally, socially and psychologically from the side effects of hair loss as well as provide them with wigs to restore their self-esteem.
Help us get the most votes by selecting Wigs 4 Kids as your charity of choice once a day through Thursday, May 30th at http://www.artvancharitychallenge.com Thank you for your continuing support of our program!
Art Van Hope Award & Million Dollar Charity Challenge
Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO Maggie Varney had the honor of attending the
Art Van Hope Award ceremony last night at Art Van Furniture in Novi. As a past recipient of the award, we congratulate this year’s winners and admire the great work they do for our state.
Our thanks to Art Van for inviting us to participate in this beautiful event, which also served as the kickoff to this year’s Million Dollar Charity Challenge. All of the charities Art Van supports now have the opportunity to be granted additional funding up to $25,000 if selected as a winner of the Challenge based on votes cast by the community.
You can support Wigs 4 Kids by voting for our program once a day through
Click here to make your voice heard!
Heartfelt Story from Eric, one of our Wigs 4 Kids Hair Donors
Wigs 4 Kids received the following letter in the mail from Eric, a young man in 5th grade who simply wanted to make a difference by growing his hair out for donation. Read about the extraordinary lengths Eric went through to support children in need.
Click Here to Read Eric's Story
Detroit Northeast Lions Club
On Saturday May 11, Maggie, Founder and CEO of Wigs 4 Kids, joined the Detroit Northeast Lions Club for their 75th Anniversary Dinner. It was a great opportunity for Wigs 4 Kids to share our program. We thank the Lions Club for their continued service to the community.
and support of Wigs 4 Kids.
The American Hair Loss Council "Conference"
The American Hair Loss Council’s annual 2013 conference was held on
May 4-6 in Fort Lauderdale. It was a great experience to learn and share
the industry’s top professionals. Doctors, trichologists, cosmetologists, and
more were gathered in one place to focus on the issues, concerns, and treatments
of hair loss. There are emotional, psychological, and physical challenges that
children and adults experience from hair loss. At the event, peers and leaders shared practical techniques, practices, and products that help improve hair replacement
and restoration. Maggie Varney, Founder and CEO of Wigs 4 Kids, is proud to be a member of the American Hair Loss Council.
Wigs 4 Kids at Tweddle Group's "Green Week"
Valerie Miller & Beverly Harris of Tweddle Group held
an ice cream social during their Green Week event. Wigs 4 Kids
presented information on our program throughout the day.
We were presented a check for over $1,000 thanks to their fundraising.
Wigs 4 Kids: "Cut-A-Thon" at Hill Elementary
Wigs 4 Kids took a special trip to Hill Elementary School to give a presentation.
Hill Elementary had put together a fundraiser called "Be A Star" and
invited Wigs 4 Kids to speak about the program and the opportunity to donate hair. At the "cut-a-thon" five students donated hair. Our thanks to all the students who helped in supporting Wigs 4 Kids.
Tweddle Group's Green Week
Wigs 4 Kids will be participating with Tweddle Group during their Green Week
on May 3rd. This will be the second year we will be participating in this great event.
There will be a tent set-up with ice cream amongst other activities and member displays.
Wigs 4 Kids appreciates Tweddle Group’s ongoing support and fundraising. You
can also learn about Go Green Salon services and products, like their all natural hair and skin care products.
So show your support or come and learn more on May 3rd at Tweddle Group
24700 Maplehurst Clinton Twp, MI 48026 from 2:00-4:00pm.
Last Day to Vote for Wigs 4 Kids in the
"Best of the Best" Contest!
Today is the last day of voting for the Macomb
Daily's "Best of the Best" contest! Wigs 4 Kids has the opportunity to
receive the Readers Choice Award if we gain the most votes. Help us
reach our goal by making your voice heard at: http://mi.journalregister.com/macombdaily/bestofthebest/
You may vote 10 times today. To quickly cast your vote, simply hold
down the Ctrl and 'F' keys on your keyboard when you reach the website.
In the text box that appears, type "Wigs 4 Kids." Click the checkbox
next to our name and scroll down to the bottom of the page to submit the
survey. Thank you for your support!
Wigs 4 Kids in Let's Move: Festival of Races
On April 27th, Wigs 4 Kids participated in the Let’s Move: Festival of Races in Harrison Township. Let’s Move: Festival of Races Macomb is a mini-marathon and this event is designed to promote the health and fitness of children and adults alike. We volunteered at a water station to distribute water to the runners and appreciate their enthusiasm. We had an opportunity to get involved in this event to support their healthy lifestyle and are grateful to help the Macomb Health & Fitness Foundation while raising awareness of Wigs 4 Kids!
Vote for Wigs 4 Kids in the Macomb Daily
"Best of the Best" Contest
Just a reminder... Monday, April 29th is the last day to vote in the Macomb Daily's "Best of the Best" contest for Wigs 4 Kids as your favorite charitable organization! If selected for the Reader's Choice Award, we will receive coverage in the print and online editions of the Macomb Daily which will help us to raise awareness of our program and reach more families in need of our services.
Your votes count!!
Please continue voting here.
You may vote 10 times per day. To quickly cast your vote, simply hold down the Ctrl and 'F' keys on your keyboard when you reach the website. In the text box that appears, type "Wigs 4 Kids." Click the checkbox next to our name and scroll down to the bottom of the page to submit the survey.
We appreciate your ongoing support!
Women's Life Organization Chapter 855
Raises Over $2,600 for Wigs 4 Kids!
Our thanks to Kathy Mianecki and Women’s Life Organization Chapter 855 for hosting the “Wine Tasting Around the World” fundraiser for Wigs 4 Kids! Kathy recently stopped in to our Wellness Center to deliver the proceeds raised from the event – over $2,600 to help us continue our mission! We greatly appreciate everyone in the community who attended this event and thank Hamlin Pub for providing a wonderful venue to host the wine tasting.
National Volunteer Week
Did you know it’s National Volunteer Week? Help make a difference in the lives of the Michigan children we serve by volunteering your time and talent at
Wigs 4 Kids!
Read more about our volunteer opportunities here:
http://www.wigs4kids.org/volunteer.html and see how you can become
Volunteer of the Month!
Global Youth Service Day is this weekend April 26th-28th. It is a time to celebrate the young people who make a difference in their communities every day. This is also a great chance for you to get involved in your community. In honor of Global Youth Service Day, Wigs 4 Kids has volunteer opportunities for youth available. You can contact us at 586-772-6656 for more information or visit our website at http://www.wigs4kids.org/volunteer.html We appreciate your support!
Thanks to the Vista Grande Junior Girl Scouts
Huge thanks to Vista Grande Junior Girl Scouts in Danville, CA. On April 12th the girls participated in a fundraiser and community outreach campaign to raise money and awareness for the Wigs 4 Kids program. We are so grateful for the girls' effort and enthusiasm.
Wigs 4 Kids Receives Hair From Around the World
Wigs 4 Kids is fortunate to receive hair from all over the world. Today we received a hair donation from Greece! It takes 10-12 ponytails to make one wig for a child in need and we greatly appreciate everyone who helps us continue our mission. For more information regarding hair donations and additional opportunities to support the children of Michigan we serve, please visit: http://www.wigs4kids.org/hair_donation.html
Wigs 4 Kids Volunteers at the Festival of Races
Wigs 4 Kids will be participating in the Let’s Move: Festival of Races Friday April 27th in Harrison Township. The event is to promote the health and fitness of children and adults alike. We will be volunteering at a water station near the Benvenutos restaurant at 39539 Jefferson Ave. We hope to see you there!
Wigs 4 Kids at St. Isaac Jogues Vendor Show and Tastefest
On April 26th, Wigs 4 Kids will be participating in The 6th Annual
St. Isaac Jogues Vendor Show and Tastefest in order to raise awareness for our program. We will be among the many small businesses and vendors featured at the event. Come join us for great food and fun. The festival begins at 6pm and will be located at:
St. Isaac Jogues School Gymnasium
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
|Wigs 4 Kids Pre-Gala Raffle Tickets
Wigs 4 Kids will be hosting our 10th annual
gala on Friday September 20, 2013. If you can’t make it to the event but
still want to get involved, pre-gala raffle tickets are available now.
The proceeds will be dedicated to purchasing wigs for
our wonderful children. For $10, enter for a chance to win a $1000 cash
prize. The winner will be announced at the gala on September 20th;
however you do not have to be present to win.
There are only 500 chances
to win so get your raffle tickets today.
Raffle tickets can be
purchased at the link below.
Wigs 4 Kids Attends Lions Club Convention
Today, Wigs 4 Kids attended the Lions Club Convention at the Marriott Hotel in Auburn Hills. The Lions Club is committed to serving families in need and the people and organizations that support them. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in the convention and inform the community about the Wigs 4 Kids program. Our thanks to the Lions Club for their continued support!
Wigs 4 Kids Participating in Green Fest at the Detroit Zoo!
Wigs 4 Kids is Participating in the Green Fest at the Detroit Zoo!
Come celebrate Earth Day with us April 20 – 21st from 9:00 – 3:00 PM!
Learn how helping the environment and Wigs 4 Kids are inter-twined.
Educate yourself on how we “recycle” hair by turning your generous hair donations into wigs.
Hope to see you there!
8450 W. Ten Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Sargent Appliance of Macomb Cooking Fundraiser
Tomorrow, Sargent Appliance of Macomb is hosting a cooking demo fundraiser in support of our Wigs 4 Kids program! Admission is $20 and all proceeds will benefit Wigs 4 Kids. Enjoy a delicious meal and learn a new recipe as you help us continue our mission. This event is located at:
20201 Hall Rd.
Macomb, MI 48044
Please call 586-226-2266 for ticket information and to reserve a spot in the class. We appreciate the ongoing support of Sargent Appliance and your consideration in attending this event.
Wigs 4 Kids Attends Michigan Beauty Supply's Annual Conference with Onesta
Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO Maggie Varney
attended the Michigan Beauty Supply’s Annual Conference at Soaring Eagle
Casino over the weekend. It was a wonderful venue, great educational
opportunity and a good time. We are thankful to Onesta Haircare for
inviting us to participate and inform guests in the industry about our
Wigs 4 Kids program. See photos from the event in our gallery.
Wigs 4 Kids Visits Children's Hospital of Michigan
Wigs 4 Kids services children referred to us
by all 9 hospitals that provide pediatric oncology and hemotology in
Michigan. Today, our Founder & CEO Maggie Varney spoke to social
workers at Children’s Hospital of Michigan to reach out to more families
in need of our services. We are grateful to the Children’s Hospital
team for the opportunity to serve the children of Michigan.
Wigs 4 Kids Art Class - "The Colors of Spring" a Great Success!
Our Wigs 4 Kids Ambassadors expressed their creativity in our
"Colors of Spring" art class last night, drawing and painting pictures that will be featured at our 10th Anniversary Gala,
"The Mane Event - It's All About the Kids."
We thank everyone for participating - our class was FULL and we have scheduled a second session for Saturday, May 18th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
We appreciate the efforts of our Educational Team, directed by Marion Chrisner and assisted by our wonderful volunteers from Lakeview High School who made this class a success. We are also grateful to Tom Campbell, who introduced his helper dog, Scooby to our kids and to Wigs 4 Kids photographer Anne Nicolazzo for donating her talent to capture the moments in photos.
Thank You for Supporting Anthony,
One of Our Wigs 4 Kids Recipients!
Our thanks to everyone who came out to support our Wigs 4 Kids recipient Anthony and his family during a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Lakeland Banquet last night. Anthony had a wonderful time dancing with his friends and family and all proceeds will go toward defraying his medical expenses.
Douglas J Aveda Institute in Royal Oak Supports Wigs 4 Kids
It is always an honor to go and speak to the future professionals at
Douglas J Aveda Institute in Royal Oak. Aveda has always been in the forefront of the industry and believes in giving back. We need more people in the beauty industry to be aware of the services Wigs 4 Kids provides and give them the opportunity to be of service to their community. Our Founder & CEO
Maggie Varney met with a great group of students who were receptive and interested in how they could help the children of Michigan!
Macomb Daily "Best of the Best" Contest
Wigs 4 Kids has been nominated as one of the Macomb Daily’s “Best of the Best” 2013 charitable organizations for the
services we provide to Michigan children in need. Help us win the Readers Choice Award through this contest by casting your vote from now through Monday, April 29th! You may vote 10 times per
day. If selected for the award, we will be able to reach out further in
the community to more families in need as we will be featured in the Macomb Daily’s printed and online sections. Thank you for your
to cast your vote today!
Sargent Appliance Cooking Classes Benefit Wigs 4 Kids
Sargent Appliance is an ongoing supporter of Wigs 4 Kids! The Rochester location is hosting a cooking demo and class tonight from 6:00 – 8:00 PM with all proceeds benefiting our program. Walk-ins are welcome and admission is $20 per person. Learn a new recipe while helping Michigan children in need - call 248-652-9700 for ticket information.
600 Main Street
Rochester, MI 48307
Can’t make it to this great event? Sargent Appliance of Macomb will be hosting a demo next Thursday, April 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Please call 586-226-2266 for ticket information – admission is $20 per person.
20201 Hall Rd.
Macomb, MI 48044
We appreciate your support!
Upcoming Art Classes at Wigs 4 Kids
Just a reminder for our wig recipients...our
upcoming art class will be held at our Wellness Center on Thursday,
April 11th. We request that you arrive early at 6:00 PM for
socialization prior to our class, which will begin promptly at 6:30 PM.
We have received a GREAT response and this class is now FULL!
If you have not yet registered, we will be hosting a second class on
May 18th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Please see the attached flyer
for more details! We look forward to seeing you.
What's Going on at Wigs 4 Kids this Week!
Today our Founder & CEO Maggie Varney was welcomed by Verna and her team at Studio 9 Salon. Maggie had the opportunity to present the importance of the
Wigs 4 Kids program and educated the team on how they can help make a difference in the lives of Michigan children in need.
Thank you Studio 9 Salon for having us! We appreciate your support for our
Wigs 4 Kids program.
If you are a Salon & Cosmetology School and are interested in getting involved with Wigs 4 Kids please contact us for more information.
There are many ways your business/services can help!
Check out more of what we have going on this week!
April 10, 2013
Douglas J Aveda Institute - Royal Oak
409 S Center St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
3:30 - 4:30 PM and 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Information regarding Wigs 4 Kids will be presented to future professionals of Douglas J Aveda Institute in Royal Oak.
April 11, 2013
Fundraiser for W4K Recipient Anthony
Lakeland Banquet Manor
21801 9 Mile Rd.
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
A dinner fundraiser is being held by the family of Anthony, one of our Wigs 4 Kids recipients who is experiencing osteosarcoma. Proceeds raised will help them with medical expenses.
April 12, 2013
Project Healthy Living
Sanford Brown College
5900 Mercury Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Information will be presented regarding the Wigs 4 Kids program.
April 12, 2013
"Do You Know About Wigs 4 Kids?"
Girl Scout Troop #31045
Vista Grande Elementary School
Girl scout meeting and campaign to help raise awareness and support for the
Wigs 4 Kids program.
April 13, 2013
Hair Donation Day
Exodus Hair & Nail Studio
21526 Harper Ave
St Clair Shores, MI 48080
1:00 - 6:00 PM
Receive a FREE haircut and blowout when you donate your hair to Wigs 4 Kids at Exodus Hair & Nail Studio. Please call Lora to book an appointment at 586-445-9936. Limited time slots are available.
April 13, 2013
Dinner & Tribute Stars Show
Tanglewood Restaurant & Golf Club
53503 W. 10 Mile Rd.
South Lyon, MI 48178
Dinner and tribute stars show held in support of the Wigs 4 Kids program.
For fundraising and partnership opportunities please visit our website here or call us 586.772.6656 To stay up to date with Wigs 4 Kids subscribe to our newsletter here.
Have a great week!
Your friends, Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids Participating in the Green Fest at the Detroit Zoo!
Wigs 4 Kids will be participating in the Green Fest at the Detroit Zoo on
April 20 – 21st from 9:00 – 3:00 PM! This event is dedicated to celebrating
Earth Day and educating Zoo visitors about the benefits of going green and how it helps the environment around us. Come learn more about our Wigs 4 Kids program and how we “recycle” hair by turning hair donations into wigs!
We look forward to seeing you!
Exodus Hair & Nail Studio Supports Wigs 4 Kids
Join Lora at Exodus Hair & Nail Studio in St. Clair Shores on Saturday, April 13 from 1:00 - 6:00 PM as she
hosts a Hair Donation Day to support Wigs 4 Kids! Receive a FREE haircut
and blowout when you schedule your appointment with Lora that day.
Limited time slots are available. Please call 586-445-9936 for more
information. We appreciate your support!
Kroger Community Rewards
Wigs 4 Kids is eligible to participate in the Kroger Rewards Program for 2013, which helps you contribute to Wigs 4
Kids by shopping at Kroger stores. It costs nothing to participate -
simply shop at Kroger after you enroll to support
Wigs 4 Kids!
Step One: Please visit: www.krogercommunityrewards.com
Step Two: During the registration process,
utilize our organization code “90705” to select
Wigs 4 Kids as your charity of choice. A portion of the proceeds from
your purchase at any Kroger store will be donated to Wigs 4 Kids.
If you have any questions regarding how to register, please call 586-772-6656.
We appreciate your ongoing support!
|Meet Wigs 4 Kids at the Project Healthy Living Fair in Southfield
Want to learn more about Wigs 4 Kids? We will
be participating in the
Project Healthy Living fair today and tomorrow
Southfield Municipal Pavilion! Stop by our information table to
find out how we help the children of Michigan and how you can support them by becoming involved with our program. This event is located at:
26000 Evergreen Road
Southfield, MI 48076
Today we will be available from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM and tomorrow from
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you!
Students at Winning Futures Supports Wigs 4 Kids
Our Wigs 4 Kids Advisory Board member Carol
Visconti works with
Winning Futures, a program teaching high school
seniors about goal setting and life after graduation. Recently, the
group participated in a community service project session, creating
personalized hand mirrors for Wigs 4 Kids to be given to children that
will be recipients of a wig. We were so touched by this beautiful
Heartwarming Photo from a Wigs 4 Kids Recipient
Wigs 4 Kids received a heartwarming photo of our wig recipient Maggie, who recently returned from her Make a Wish trip to Disney! Maggie spent the day dressed up as Cinderella and even met her favorite princess during the trip. Our thanks to Maggie’s family for sharing this with us!
Wigs 4 Kids Art Appreciation Class - April 11th
On Thursday, April 11th from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, our Wigs 4 Kids recipients are invited to attend “The Colors of Spring” art appreciation class! This offers you the opportunity to express your creativity while reaching out and supporting other
kids in our program.
Your artwork will be featured at our:
10th Anniversary Gala – The Mane Event: “It’s All About the Kids!”
Seating is limited - sign up today! Call 586-772-6656 to RSVP
or email email@example.com
Benefit Dinner for Wigs 4 Kids Recipient Anthony
Please join Wigs 4 Kids on Thursday, April 11th - 6 PM at Lakeland on 9 Mile in St. Clair Shores for a fundraising dinner benefitting our
Wigs 4 Kids recipient Anthony.
Anthony is 18 years old and is experiencing osteosarcoma, a bone cancer that is so rare, roughly 30 people are diagnosed with it. This dinner will support Anthony and his family with their medical expenses.
Please attend this event and share this information with your friends and family!
We thank you for your support of one of our kids.
Charity Pirate Ball for Memorial Day Parade
Arr Mateys! The St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade Committee is hosting a Charity Pirate Ball to benefit this year’s parade. This is a wonderful way to give back to the community while enjoying dinner, dancing and auction prizes! Wear your best pirate-themed attire and bring your friends – savvy? We hope to see you
May 3rd – 6:00 – 11:30 PM at Blossom Heath Inn. Advanced ticket sale only - $45 each with tickets available at Wigs 4 Kids.
Shrine Catholic High School's Support of Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO Maggie Varney spoke at
Shrine Catholic High School this morning to educate students about our
Wigs 4 Kids program. Our program is all about kids helping kids and it was refreshing to have so many young people voicing their support of our program! We thank our wonderful volunteer Jake, a student at the school and his classmates for their hospitality!
Dorsey Cosmetology School Welcomes Wigs 4 Kids Back to its Campus
The staff and future cosmetology professionals of Dorsey Schools welcomed
Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO Maggie Varney back to their campus to present information regarding our program last night. After speaking with the morning class, Maggie reached out to the evening session to raise awareness of the need for support of the children we serve.
The students were engaged and interested in how they could make a difference for Michigan children in need. We thank everyone for embracing our Wigs 4 Kids program!
|Dorsey Cosmetology School Supports Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids appreciates the opportunity to reach out to future professionals at Dorsey Cosmetology School in Roseville. Our Founder & CEO, Maggie Varney spoke to the students this afternoon regarding our program and is returning this evening to speak to a second class! We thank Dorsey School's staff and students for their interest and support of our kids!
|Wine Tasting Fundraiser for Wigs 4 Kids
Enjoy a night out while helping a great cause! Women’s Life Organization
Chapter 855 is hosting a Wine Tasting
Fundraiser this Friday, March 22 from 6:00-9:00 PM at Hamlin Pub on 25
Mile & Van Dyke. Tickets are $30 and available at
Hamlin Pub, Wigs 4
Kids or you may call Kathy at: 586-453-1756.
See the flyer for more
|Toys R Us Generously Donates to Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids
has received a heartwarming donation of toys from Toys R Us
! This is the SECOND
huge caravan of goods the company has donated to us and features everything our kids will love, including board games, dolls, action figures, puzzles and much more!
Our thanks to the volunteer team from Grace Community Church
that were referred by our supporter Cindy Tutor
who did an excellent job categorizing and checking in each donation so that we could prepare them for the
children in our program.
|Utica-Macomb Masonic Lodge & Total Salon & Spa
Hair Drive & Fundraiser
Wigs 4 Kids thanks the Utica-Macomb Masonic Lodge & Total Salon & Spa for "wigging out" with Wigs 4 Kids and hosting a hair drive & fundraiser in support of our program! We are grateful to all of our donors who came out to participate in this great event.
Generous sponsors include Liberty Chevrolet, Commons Cleaners,
Nick's 22nd Avenue Steak House
and Big Apple Bagels
. It is thanks to individuals and businesses like these in the community that Wigs 4 Kids continues its mission of serving the children at no cost to them or their families.
South Lake Volleyball Game Held in Support of Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids is thankful for the continued support we receive from
South Lake High School! The students and staff held a volleyball game fundraiser for Wigs 4 Kids last night as part of their ongoing efforts to
support the children we serve. There were 3 great rounds of competition between the juniors and seniors, boys vs. girls, and the winners who played against the staff. See photos from the great games above!
Total Salon & Spa Hair Drive & Fundraiser for Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids is grateful for the support of Total Salon & Spa whose team will be hosting a hair drive and fundraiser with the Utica-Macomb Masonic Lodge tomorrow from 12:00 – 6:00 PM. Total Salon and Spa is located at:
48892 Van Dyke Avenue
Shelby Twp, MI 48317
Support Michigan children in need of our services by participating in this event. Hair and monetary donations will be greatly appreciated. For additional event information, contact Jacob at: 586-295-9167
Disney on Ice Hair-Raising Event
Wigs 4 Kids is grateful for the support of everyone who attended the
Disney on Ice Hair-Raising Event at the Palace of Auburn Hills today! Generous supporters cut their hair for donation so that we can continue providing wigs at no cost to Michigan children in need. We appreciate the assistance of the
Michigan College of Beauty – Troy for trimming and styling the locks of all willing donors. Our thanks to Feld Entertainment for considering
Wigs 4 Kids to benefit from this event.
Clothing Boutique Bella Bacci Supports Wigs 4 Kids!
For the month of March, the trendy and posh children’s apparel boutique Bella Bacci has chosen Wigs 4 Kids to donate to! For every NEW ‘like’ Bella Bacci receives on their Facebook page, they will contribute $1 to our Wigs 4 Kids program! We encourage you to support those that support us: please share this with your friends and family to help spread the word! If you are in the Clinton Township area, stop in and see what Bella Bacci has to offer. You can learn more about them here:
Disney on Ice "Dare to Dream" Hair-Raising Event
to Benefit Wigs 4 Kids
Wigs 4 Kids will be presenting information regarding our program at the
Disney on Ice – "Dare to Dream" hair-raising event at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Thursday, March 14th.
Generous individuals who wish to donate their hair between 2 – 4 PM that day will receive 4 complimentary tickets courtesy of Feld Entertainment valid for the following performances: March 14th at 7:30 PM and Friday, March 15th at 11 AM.
Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated and will be accepted.
As part of the grand finale of this event, the star of the show – Rapunzel – will meet the donors to personally thank them! We hope to see you there and appreciate your support of our kids.
Wigs 4 Kids Fashion Show with Celebrity Stylist
Wigs 4 Kids celebrated a glamorous evening full of fashion and fun as ten of our kids walked the runway in custom-made wigs created by Terrence Davidson. Celebrity Wig Master to Nicki Minaj, Patti LaBelle, Tyra Banks and others, Terrence provided the wigs at no cost to our kids or their families.
The event was enjoyed by all and proceeds raised will go directly to helping more families in need of our services. We thank Terrence and his team and appreciate the support of our sponsors, entertainment and Barrister Gardens for making the evening a success.
Wigs 4 Kids is also grateful for the media that provided coverage of the event:
Advisor & Source Newspapers
C & G Newspapers
The Daily Mail - UK
Detroit Free Press
Fox 2 News
Real Detroit Weekly
St. Clair Shores Patch
Sophisticate Black Hair
The Tony Trupiano Show
WGPR 107.5 FM
WMYD-Detroit (WDWB MyTV20)
(if we missed anyone on this list, we thank you for your support!)
|Terrence Davidson, Celebrity Wig Master Supports Wigs 4 Kids!
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER!
Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity as Wigs 4 Kids
welcomes Terrence Davidson
, celebrity stylist and wig master of
Nicki Minaj, Tyra Banks and Patti Labelle
, to our fashion show fundraiser on March 6th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Barrister Gardens in St. Clair Shores, MI.
Come celebrate as Terrence
delivers 10 custom-made wigs to children in our program! Tickets are going fast and seating is limited.
Please visit http://www.wigs4kids.org/terrence.html
to purchase your ticket today!
|Meet Jaeleen, Who Will Receive a Wig
from Terrence Davidson, the Celebrity Stylist to the Stars!
Meet Jaeleen, one of 10 wig recipients who will be receiving a specially-designed celebrity wig, thanks to stylist Terrence Davidson! As a long-time wig recipient & Ambassador of Wigs 4 Kids, Jaeleen spent most of her childhood singing, acting, and participating in beauty pageants until the diagnosis of alopecia at age 7 changed her life completely. She has now returned to the stage with renewed confidence and is a great spokesperson for Wigs 4 Kids, knowing all too well the difference it makes.
Terrence, the celebrity stylist to the stars is known for his work with Nicki Minaj and will showcase Jaeleen’s new wig on March 6th during a fashion show fundraiser at Barrister Gardens from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Limited tickets to this event are available! Purchase them here: http://www.wigs4kids.org/terrence.html
Lake Shore High School Honor Society
Our Founder & CEO, Maggie Varney had the opportunity to speak with students in the Lake Shore High School Honor Society today regarding
Wigs 4 Kids! The students are great supporters and truly understand the need for our program. We are honored to have the opportunity to reach out to so many young people in the community.
Bradford Academy Supports Wigs 4 Kids!
Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO, Maggie Varney attended a speaking engagement at Bradford Academy this morning and we are so grateful for the continued support of the staff and students! Two teachers had their hair cut to donate to Wigs 4 Kids, so that we may continue making wigs at no cost to Michigan children in need. What a great way to inspire children to help others, right in their community! See photos in the gallery above!
Beading & Braiding Class
Wigs 4 Kids is hosting a Beading and Braiding class for our Ambassadors and their friends with Cat from Kitty Deluxe on Thursday, Feb 21st, from 6-8 PM! Show off your fashionable side and join us as we make a fun beading project and learn new braiding techniques. Call our Wellness Center at 586-772-6656 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Macomb Business Awards
Wigs 4 Kids is honored to have participated in the Macomb Business Awards.
Maggie Varney, Founder and CEO attended the awards ceremony on behalf of
Wigs 4 Kids as one of the nominees in the corporate citizen category and for
Go Green Salon as a nominee for energy efficiency. Our congratulations to the businesses who continue to make Macomb County a thriving community.
Trichotillomania Learning Center Seminar
TLC’s mission is to support those experiencing hair pulling disorders and the organization is hosting a “Pathways to Recovery” workshop to teach coping strategies and provide information on emerging research & treatment for Trichotillomania.
This is the first time TLC will be hosting an event in Michigan and we encourage you to attend!
Wigs 4 Kids is grateful for the support of the Barbers & Cosmetologists
Guild of Michigan, who have generously offered to support our program by becoming a sponsor at our Fashion Show event with Terrence Davidson on
March 6th! The Barbers & Cosmetologists Guild offers healthcare benefits, networking & job opportunities and financial plans for security. Join the
Barbers & Cosmetologists on Facebook here to learn more: http://www.facebook.com/BarbersCosMi
To purchase tickets to the Wigs 4 Kids Fashion Show with Terrence Davidson, please visit: http://www.wigs4kids.org/terrence.html
Terrence Davidson & Wigs 4 Kids Fashion Show Fundraiser
Wig Master Terrence Davidson, known for his work with celebrities Nicki Minaj, Tyra Banks, Patti Labelle and more will be delivering 10 custom-made wigs to children in our program! Wigs 4 Kids will be hosting a fashion show fundraiser to celebrate with Terrence and our kids on March 6th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Barrister Gardens in St. Clair Shores, MI. We are excited to invite the community to attend this wonderful event! Limited seating is available and tickets may be purchased at http://www.wigs4kids.org/terrence.html
Wigs 4 Kids Chosen for a 2013 Business Award by the MCTEAA
Wigs 4 Kids is honored to have been chosen by the Michigan Career Technical Educator Administrators Association for a 2013 Business Award! Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO Maggie Varney attended the awards ceremony to accept the nomination for outstanding contributions to the advancement of career & technical education through our Cosmetology Training Program. Our thanks to the MCTEAA for their ongoing support of our program – we are so pleased to be recognized by our industry for the work that we do.
Please Support Miss Michigan Little Princess Sidnii Griggs
Miss Michigan Little Princess Sidnii Griggs is running for Little Miss Michigan Galaxy and is representing Southeast Michigan. She donated her hair to
Wigs 4 Kids and is still in the process of raising $1000 to assist us in providing wigs & support services at no cost to Michigan children in need. We are so proud of Sidnii for her efforts to help others!
The pageant is February 16th and Sidnii needs your support. Please consider sponsoring her for any amount. You will receive recognition in the program booklet for your generosity. Interested parties may contact Victoria Griggs here!
We thank you for your consideration!
New Classes & Social Activities Available for Wigs 4 Kids Recipients!
Wigs 4 Kids is pleased to announce our next round of classes and social activities for the recipients in our program! From baking, to beading & braiding, we have a variety of offerings this season.
Please click here: http://www.wigs4kids.org/client_info.html to learn more!
Help Wigs 4 Kids Continue its Mission!
Sponsor Support Services for a Child in Need
Support Wigs 4 Kids as we continue our mission of serving the children of Michigan.
Help the Self-Esteem 4 a Child by sponsoring educational, emotional, social & psychological support services for our children at a cost of $200. Providing support services in addition to a wig increases the children’s interest in returning to school and gives them a sense of normalcy.
To learn more about this opportunity, please click here!
Wigs 4 Kids Appreciates Kyle, One of Our Hair Donors
Wigs 4 Kids appreciates the support of Kyle, one of our hair donors who recently sent in a hair donation to help defray the cost of making a wig for a child in need. Kyle’s mother Kandie called our Wellness Center so that we could share photos of his hair donation and Kandie couldn’t be prouder of her generous son.
Ambassador Jaeleen Wins a Scholarship in the Ford
Heart Behind the Oval Contest
Wigs 4 Kids congratulates wig recipient Jaeleen Davis on receiving a $500 scholarship from the Ford Heart Behind the Oval contest! We appreciate everyone who voted for Jaeleen and Wigs 4 Kids in the competition.
Wigs 4 Kids Appreciates the Students & Staff
of Hopatcong High School
We wanted to follow up on the efforts of the students at Hopatcong High School who raised proceeds for Wigs 4 Kids and share a photo featuring them wearing our t-shirts! We would also like to thank Angela Schooner for sharing the heartwarming story of their efforts here:
Special thanks to Bonnie Coover, who lost her home during the storm and still reached out to help others.
Wigs 4 Kids Thanks the Girl Scout Troop
at Miami Elementary for Donating Hair!
Our thanks to the girl scout troop at Miami Elementary for generously supporting Wigs 4 Kids! Several hair donations were received by our program which will help us continue our mission of providing wigs to children in need through the New Year. See photos of the event below!
Wigs 4 Kids Appreciates Our Hair Donors
Wigs 4 Kids is inspired by the selfless generosity of Mrs. Glenn’s 11 year-old daughter who is a cancer survivor of 5 years and is sending in a hair donation and hosting a fundraiser to support the children in our program. See photos of her hair donation above!
Generous Donation Received from the
Friends & Family of Kacee Cronk
Wigs 4 Kids is humbled by a generous donation we received along with a beautiful certificate from the friends and family of Kacee Cronk. Unfortunately, Kacee lost her life to a drunk driver in 1989 and each year, a donation is made to a local & small nonprofit organization in her memory. What a beautiful way to honor Kacee, by helping Michigan children in need!
Students Show Support 4 Wigs 4 Kids
Hopatcong Arrow Schools aide Ms. Bonnie Coover shared a giving moment with Mrs. Lucille Pearce’s class on November 27 when she donated 12 inches of her hair to Wigs 4 Kids, an organization that supplies wigs to children and teens experiencing hair loss. The class demonstration was part of a giving project in Mrs. Pearce’s class.
Coover talked to Pearce about donating her hair to Wigs 4 Kids, because she had donated before and wanted to share the importance of the organization, as well as the spirit of giving. Hopatcong beautician, Ms. Marley Carrasquillo, cut Coover’s hair, so it could be donated to the organization.
Students watched as Marley gathered 12 inches of Coover’s hair in a ponytail, and then cut the full length. Marley pointed out that the hair, although a foot in length, must be added and mixed with other hair to get the desire wig length and volume.
Wigs 4 Kids is a non-profit organization that works to improve the self-esteem of children and teens that have lost their hair through various illnesses. Maggie Varney, Founder & CEO of the organization stated, "Wigs 4 Kids is thankful for the support received from Hopatcong, which is located in an area hit by Hurricane Sandy. In the midst of their own crisis where the school was shutdown for two and a half weeks, the students and staff still thought of the children served by Wigs 4 Kids and wished to raise proceeds to benefit them."
Anyone can donate hair to the Wigs 4 Kids, if willing, as Coover pointed out, to patiently grow the required length of hair for the wig. According to Coover, it took her about two years to grow her hair long enough to donate.
Pearce’s class also joined in the spirit of giving by baking and selling chocolate chip cookies; all proceeds from the bake sale were sent to Wigs 4 Kids.