Wigs For Kids: The History, Mission, and Impact

September 7, 2017

Welcome to our Best of 2017: Wigs For Kids series! Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be looking back at some of your favorite posts and sharing some of the transformations we’re watched this year!

This story is the heartbeat behind everything that we do at Wigs For Kids. It only takes the vision of one person to start a movement but we depend on your continued support to move us forward. We’re so excited to share with you some of the amazing transformations we have in store for 2018!

Founder Jeffrey Paul Tells His Inspirational Story

Wigs For Kids helps children all across the country feel beautiful again after losing their hair from cancer, Alopecia, and other devastating illnesses and conditions. What many people don’t know is the organization started with just one little girl.

Founder and CEO Jeffrey Paul thought he had hit the top of his career, traveling all over the world doing hair for celebrities. What more could he ask for? Then one day, his niece who was suffering from Leukemia said, “Uncle Jeff, don’t let me go without hair.”

Wigs that fit kids’ heads weren’t around at the time, so Jeffrey worked with doctors and prosthetics experts to create a hairpiece that would withstand activities like playing and running around. When his niece completed her gymnastics meet with her new hairpiece successfully intact, Jeffrey knew in that moment that he was going to start helping people without hair feel and look beautiful inside and out.

Thirty-five years later, Wigs For Kids is a world-renowned organization, receiving hair donations all around the globe to help children who have lost their hair.

Watch the full interview with Jeffrey Paul to learn more about the Wigs For Kids mission and how the organization is making an impact in the lives of people worldwide.

If you’re experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, learn more about solutions available to you on the Jeffrey Paul Blog.

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About Wigs For Kids

Wigs For Kids is a nonprofit organization that helps children suffering from hair loss stemming
from chemotherapy, radiation therapy, alopecia, trichotillomania, burns, and other medical
causes. Stylists and regular people just like you work together to give recipients the self-esteem
and self-image they deserve.


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