Words are not enough to describe my love for children. The connection to them has been a magnificent theme throughout my life—from teaching, to becoming a mother and now writing children’s books. The most beautiful treasures created by our Heavenly Father are children.
I’ve had the desire to donate my hair for quite some time and prayed to be guided to an organization that helped children with hair loss. After extensive research, God led me to Wigs For Kids.
Wigs For Kids Mission Statement
“Wigs for Kids has been providing Hair Replacement Systems and support for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues at no cost to children or their families. The effects of hair loss go deeper than just a change in a child’s outward appearance. Hair loss can erode a child’s self-confidence and limit them from experiencing life the way children should. With an injured self-image, a child’s attitude toward treatment and their physical response to it can be negatively affected also. Wigs for Kids helps children suffering from hair loss look themselves and live their lives. Because we never charge families for hair replacements, we depend on generous people like you that want to help donate hair for cancer and other sources of hair loss.”
The emotional impact of hair loss.
Hair loss, no matter the cause or treatment plan, can be devastating to a child’s emotional health and self-esteem. Children who are battling hair loss due to alopecia areata, trichotillomania, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or other causes can have an extremely difficult time adjusting to life without hair. In addition to a loss of self-confidence, these children often are ridiculed or bullied due to their baldness or thinning hair.
I prayed and pleaded to God to give me courage, especially because I keep hearing fhe enemy’s whispers that I will criticized for cutting my hair. I told our Heavenly Father that when I look at those children, my heart yearns to help and encourage others to also help them somehow. I don’t have the means to give monetarily, but I can give my hair that HE helped me to grow.
The following verse is immensely meaningful to me.
1 Corinthians 11:15 English Standard Version (ESV)
but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
The joy I felt in donating 15 inches of my hair to help make a head covering for a young girl who is truly in need of one, is indescribable.
Please consider donating to Wigs For Kids.
- Hair must be at least 12 in. and cannot be permed or color treated. Gray hair is acceptable. They encourage you to donate 14+ inches of hair; the more length you can donate, the more of an impact you will make.
- Hair must be clean and dry before sending.
- Please instruct a hair professional to part hair into four sections prior to cutting. This will ensure the longest donation.
- Make sure each section is wrapped tightly in a ponytail holder and cut hair above the rubber band.
- Place all ponytails inside a ziplock bag and seal.
- Fill out a donor form and print the confirmation email that has an ID number. https://www.wigsforkids.org/hair-donation-form-2/
- MAKE SURE TO MAIL YOUR HAIR DONATION FORM, ID NUMBER AND/OR BARCODE WITH YOUR HAIR DONATION.
Wigs for Kids Hair Donations
24231 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, Ohio 44145
- Wigs are provided to a child with no cost to the family.
- Each wig takes about 20-30 ponytails to make.
- They accept money donations along with their hair donations.
- You can donate in honor of someone. I donated in memory of my husband’s father, Jorge Abundis. He passed away from Leukemia when my husband was nine years old.