Application Approval

Q: How do I apply for the Recipient Program?

There are four steps involved:

Step 1. Find and contact a local stylist. Using our Certified Service Provider Locator, search for a stylist (specifically trained by Wigs For Kids) that is closest to you. Contact the identified stylist to introduce yourself as a Wigs For Kids hairpiece applicant and ensure their willingness and commitment to assist with measurements and fitting/styling of the hairpiece. Please ask the stylist to provide the following information:

  • Full name of stylist
  • Full name of assisting stylist
  • Full address and telephone phone number
  • Best email address for contacting the assisting stylist
  • Indicate if the assisting stylist has prior hairpiece-handling experience or has provided services to a Wigs For Kids applicant in the past (if not a stylist)
  • Stylist license number

Tell the assisting stylist that the Wigs For Kids Recipient Program Manager will contact them for verification purposes and to answer any questions they may have. Wigs For Kids will provide the stylist with the tools necessary to properly fit and help your child maintain their hairpiece. Once your application is approved, we will ship the necessary measurement packet to you.  

Step 2. Complete the Online Application. Once the stylist is identified, contacted, and confirmed, you can complete and submit the online application. Note: For children who are hospitalized, child life specialists and/or social workers can help you with the application process.

Step 3. Submit documentation and photographs needed to satisfy eligibility requirements. Wigs For Kids is a charity, meaning we are not funded by the federal government. As a Section501(c)(3) non-profit serving children, we must have certain documentation to provide a child with a hairpiece. Please help us by gathering these supportive documents for the application:

  1. The Wigs For Kids medical information form signed by your medical professional
  2. Prescription for ‘cranial prosthesis’ OR a referral letter stating diagnosis from your medical practitioner
  3. Legal age document (copy of one of the following are acceptable: birth certificate, passport, state ID)
  4. Current color picture of child
  5. Color picture of child prior to hair loss or picture of a hairstyle they’d ideally like to wear

Once you’ve gathered the package of documents, please mail to:

Attn: Recipient Department

24231 Center Ridge Road

Westlake, OH 44145

Note: We can’t consider your application until we receive these documents from you. See Eligibility.

Step 4. Receive formal approval from Wigs For Kids to move forward with the application process. Once the Wigs For Kids Recipient Department receives and verifies the completeness of requirements, the application will be approved and you will be notified via email notification. This email:

  • Confirms approval of your application
  • Announces immediate shipment of the measurement packet to the recipient family via the United States Postal Service (USPS). 

On average, it takes five business days for the measurement packet to reach the recipient family within the United States.


 Once Wigs For Kids issues the applicant approval email notification, recipient families are asked to complete their stage 3: measurement activities at their earliest convenience.

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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