Q: Where do I begin?
We encourage Recipient Families and their teams to read the Program Checklist before taking any other action. The Program Checklist is your personal roadmap to successfully completing the Wigs For Kids Recipient Program. It provides detailed instructions and guidance for performing each step in the eight stages. You will find the roadmap to be especially helpful when contacting Wigs For Kids—allowing you to quickly identify the stage where assistance is needed. We strongly encourage you to print a copy for your convenience and keep it handy.
Q: Can I place an order next year, too?
Yes. The Recipient Family can apply again the following year for a new hairpiece if the need still exists. Wigs For Kids provides one hairpiece per child, per year, free of charge pending approval of the application. The Program steps have to be followed and completed with each application (1x annually).
Q: Can I place a ‘rush’ order for my child’s hairpiece?
Wigs For Kids is unable to expedite the process for creating hairpieces.
Q: How long does it take to receive a hair replacement system?
It is difficult to answer this question definitively as the circumstances for each application is unique. Here are some considerations:
For these reasons, Wigs For Kids is unable to provide a final timeline for your child’s particular journey. We are also unable to expedite the process for creating hairpieces.
Q: Are there any type of approvals needed?
As Wigs For Kids is a non-profit organization, each application must receive approval for funding/sponsorship by the Wigs For Kids Board of Directors, first. This approval is neither instantaneous, nor guaranteed. The submission of proper documentation is key to this step.
Q: What does the Wigs For Kids Recipient Program involve?
Our program has eight stages, which are completed in order. For example, Stage 2 cannot begin until Stage 1 is completed. The stages include:
This program will require communication, review, and patience to complete. Think of the process for creating hairpieces as a journey—not a sprint.
Q: What information do I need to provide?
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:
Once you’ve gathered the package of documents, please mail to:
Attn: Recipient Department
24231 Center Ridge Road
Westlake OH 44145
Q: Who is eligible?
Only individuals aged 18 years or younger can apply to the Wigs For Kids Recipient Program. See Eligibility.
Q: Does Wigs For Kids manufacture or sell hair?
We do not manufacture hairpieces. For more than 40 years, we have used multiple manufacturers to ensure that Wigs For Kids hairpieces are consistently produced and of the utmost quality possible. These manufacturers are based outside of the United States and this can, at times, result in delays of delivery.
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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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