The first step in the hair donation process is for everyone donating hair for wigs to make sure their hair meets our requirements, which include a minimum length of 12 inches and no chemical treatment or dyes. Thanks to the many individuals from all over the world who donate, some several times throughout their lifetime, we have the ability to change the lives of children. These children suffer from hair loss for many different reasons ranging from cancer to alopecia. Your donated ponytails take a journey that begins with the inspiration to give. Each donation is a necessary piece that provides Wigs for Kids with the ability to help children look themselves and live their lives.
When the hair arrives at our office, our wonderful volunteers sort each hair donation and package it for the manufacturer, where the hair is prepared and ponytails are sewn together and hand-tied into a custom-created cap for each recipient. It takes more than 20 ponytails and up to $1,800 to create one custom hairpiece for a child. These custom hair replacement systems allow children to participate in activities from sports to swimming, without the child having to worry. From beginning to end, each wig is created with it’s recipient in mind. The journey does not end once the wig is finished, but begins a new one. One that changes the life of a child. We are not just building hair replacement systems, we are building confidence.
Visit our webpage www.wigsforkids.org for more information on how you can join in our journey of making a difference in the lives of others. If you or a loved one is experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, learn more about solutions available to you on the Jeffrey Paul Blog.