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My wonderfully innovative daughter found a great opportunity to get a free haircut and donate her hair at the same time. Just recently my tween, out of the blue, came home and declared that she had decided to cut and donate her very lengthy hair to charity. I was dumbfounded. There was nothing I could think of to say since she fought so hard for years against any kind of cut. She mentioned that one of her friends had just gotten a cut and donated her hair to Pantene Beautiful-Lengths (minimum length 8 inches) and her cut looked so nice. My daughter was really excited. So after some research, we chose “Wigs for Kids” since it was for kids and my daughter had at least 12 inches to donate (which is the minimum).
Wigs for kids is a private, non-profit organization relying solely on donations to make durable, custom Hair Replacement Systems that look just as a child's natural hair would. If you are looking for places to donate your hair, Wigs for Kids will be happy to use your ponytail in order to create a Hair Replacement System.
They give you many options to donate to their charity; You have an option to visit a salon listed at Wigs for Kids, or you can follow the step by step guide to cut the ponytail and send it in yourself, you can setup a cutting party as an event, you can donate money, or you can sponsor a child.
We looked through the list of salons that are affiliated with “Wigs for Kids”, but we couldn’t find one close to us available. So we decided to cut her hair at home using the step by step guide and send it to Westlake Ohio ourselves. It’s a win – win, she looks beautiful with her new haircut and one special child will be closer to receiving a wig for free. I’m very proud of her for doing this, she did the research, she found the charity and she followed through on the drastic cut that took off 1.5 feet…no flinching, she practically placed the scissors in my hands. Later she told me how nervous she was, but also how glad she was that she actually did this.
When Children lose their hair, they don't just suffer physically. The change in their appearance can drastically undermine their self-image and sabotage their self-esteem. To help heal the pain of these struggles, Certified Cosmetic Therapist Jeffrey Paul founded Wigs for Kids, a nonprofit organization that has been serving children suffering from hair loss since 1981.
Just yesterday, one very talented and remarkable group of hair stylists in Sterling Heights MI from Elementz Salon held a “Wigs for Kids” event at Lutheran High North High School. They donated their time and energy working all morning cutting hair.
One of the ladies, Denise Graham Kriebich comments: Had a great start of the day! Cut hair with some of my girlfriend's at Lutheran High North High School. The girls donated hair for Wigs for Kids!!!! So proud of them! What a wonderful thing they did for sick children suffering from hair loss usually from cancer! It was so rewarding! I swear I'd do it every week if I could! You can tell it really made them feel good even though they were so nervous!
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