The various causes of hair loss in children don’t result in just physical suffering. The change in their appearance can drastically undermine their self-image and sabotage their self-esteem. To help heal the pain of these struggles, Certified Cosmetic Therapist Jeffrey Paul founded Wigs For Kids, a non-profit hair donation organization that has been serving children suffering from hair loss since 1981.
Wigs For Kids is a cooperative effort among Certified Service Providers throughout North America who share a common goal. “Children shouldn’t have to worry about how they look, especially when they’re in the middle of a health crisis,” says Jeffrey Paul. “We want to give these kids the opportunity to feel good about themselves again.”
The cost of the hair replacement systems Wigs For Kids provides is approximately $1,800. “These are custom-made hair replacements,” says Jeffrey Paul. “Each prosthesis is hand-tied and is made completely from human hair. We make sure they look just like a child’s own hair.”
“They won’t come off on the baseball field or in the playground,” he adds. “Kids can count on them. And because kids look just the way they did before, they feel better about themselves. They look in the mirror and their eyes light up. To see that light in their eyes – that’s priceless.”
Wigs For Kids depends on monetary and hair donations from generous individuals. The process for creating wigs made from real hair is costly and time-consuming. Wigs For Kids never charges the families that are receiving these custom hair replacement systems. Ready to make a hair donation for kids? Find instructions here. Visit our Monetary Donation page to make a financial contribution.