Why Donate?

Why Donate to Wigs for Kids

If you’re interested in donating hair for kids, choosing an organization can be challenging. There are many great causes out there. Wigs for Kids is a nonprofit that helps children suffering from hair loss by creating wigs made of natural hair. We are the first and oldest organization of this kind and our process of creating custom Hair Replacement Systems is truly unique. Our wigs are made from real hair and look just like a child’s hair would naturally. They are a team effort: our network of Affiliate salons helps measure and fit a custom cap for each individual child. Then the hairpiece is created at a state-of-the-art facility where hairs are hand-tied into the prosthesis to make the complete hairpiece. Finally, affiliate stylists help fit and style the new wig upon delivery. Watch this video to learn more about this fascinating process and the effect a hairpiece can have on a child.

When a child loses their hair, they don’t just suffer physically. They experience a great emotional pain from the extreme change in their appearance. Losing their hair can significantly harm their self-image and self-esteem. When you donate hair for wigs to Wigs for Kids, you’re helping a child receive more than just a quick fix. Because our hair replacement systems are custom made to perfectly fit the recipient and feel like real hair, they won’t come off when a child is swimming or playing sports. These hair pieces can be trusted to stay in place.

Unlike other hair donation programs in this field, we never charge the family for hairpieces and rely completely on donations from generous companies, foundations, groups and individuals like you. Please consider donating today to help offset the cost of each hairpiece.



Donate Hair for Wigs for Kids

It can take 18-20 ponytails to create one custom hairpiece for a child in need. If you’re ready to make the cut and have at least 12 inches of healthy, uncolored hair, find out how to donate your hair now.

We have ambassador salons across the country who are trained in how to help you get the most out of your cut for donation. You are welcome to ask any stylist to make the cut or you can cut your hair yourself, but if you’d like to visit an ambassador salon, you can search by zip code to locate one near you.

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Make a Financial Donation

The cost of one hair replacement system is $1,800, but we never charge the family in need. Donated funds help cover the expense of creating the Hair Replacement System, as well as help us pay for products, services, and support. The children we help are treated for different periods of time, depending on each child’s particular circumstances. Some children, such as those with autoimmune diseases like Alopecia, need the help of Wigs for Kids until they reach age 18, while other children with temporary hair loss due to chemotherapy or radiation therapy may only need treatment for a couple of years.

Help children look and feel themselves again by sponsoring a child with a financial donation.



Don’t worry if you don’t have a ponytail long enough to cut; you can help in other ways. We are always accepting funds to put towards the creation of our Hair Replacement Systems through fundraising, corporate giving and community outreach. If you are a Northeast Ohio resident, there are also volunteer opportunities to help sort ponytails, enter information into our database and more. Contact us for more information.