Our Mission & Vision
In October 2003, Maggie Varney sought help for youth in Metro Detroit who had experienced hair loss due to cancer. Her search revealed no Michigan-based organization that provided appropriate wigs for children and teens, at no cost. Compelled to assist these children, she founded W4K. Soon, Maggie's organization drew the attention of generous individuals who helped the non-profit grow into a recognized organization. On January 12, 2005, Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan was designated a non-profit. In June of 2010, the organization established its first Wellness Center where it expanded its programming to address the psychological, social, emotional and physical side effects of hair loss. In June 2020, our new Wellness Center located at: 30130 Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores, MI 48082 opened to further assist the children of Michigan!
Hospitals and medical centers heal a child's body. Our Wellness Center focuses on the appearance-related effects of treatment. We help the children heal emotionally, socially, and psychologically. Through volunteers and monetary support we are able to offer a safe, nurturing and welcoming environment for the children and their families to be with others experiencing health challenges leading to hair loss.
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Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan is a local, grassroots 501©3 nonprofit organization that provides wigs and support services to children ages 3 to 18 at no charge throughout the state of Michigan.
Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center & Salon helps the self-esteem of children as they journey through their health challenge empowering them to look and feel better. The program assists young people experiencing hair loss as a result of cancer treatment, alopecia, trichotillomania, burns and other disorders.
Our vision has lead us to become a leading Wellness Center in Michigan where families of children diagnosed with short-or-long term hair loss can receive help at no charge, while also providing allied health services, educational and professional guidance. Through these efforts, Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan is committed to improve a child’s quality of life by helping them deal with the appearance-related side effects of treatment.
Our values of integrity and sensitivity are an important part of who we are. Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan is fully committed to community service, as well as growth and balance of the organization, by maintaining the highest quality in goods, services, and programs we provide.
We ensure the highest standards in care, while respecting the dignity and privacy of our Ambassadors. Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan is also dedicated to ensure donors that every penny given to the organization will be spent towards achieving our mission to help as many clients / Ambassadors as funding permits.
We respect all ethnic, cultural, religious and lifestyle differences of patients, their families, our colleagues and supporters. Our Board members, staff members, volunteers are all required to live up to these standards and values outlined by Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan.