Wigs for kids
Wigs for Kids is a nonprofit organization started by Jeffrey Paul who creates wigs for children who have lost their hair either permanently or temporarily due to a medical condition. This organization accepts donations of hair and money. Volunteers run fund-raisers to offset wig costs.
Hair must be
- Cut by anyone, then placed in a plastic bag or wrapped in plastic before sending.
- A minimum of 12 inches of dry hair in a ponytail or braid.(curly hair can be pulled strait to measure)
- Not be processed in any way, including perming.
- --Gray hair is acceptable.
To apply for a wig, a child must
- Be 18 years old or younger.
- Have lost hair through chemotherapy, radiation treatments, alopecia areata, burns, or other medical circumstances.
- Fill out a form and send it in.
Locks of Love accepts hair donations of untreated hair due to a medical condition. It has, however, come under criticism for selling about 80% of the hair the organization has received to offset the cost of wig manufacturing.