Charities to Donate Hair (Part III)

Wigs for Kids needs 20 to 35 ponytails to make one wig.

Wigs for Kids 

Established in 1981, Wigs for Kids is one of the longest-running hair donation groups in the U.S. Founded by Jeffrey Paul and his wife, the charity has created wigs for kids that can “withstand usual kid activities.” Since they don’t outsource their wig creation to manufacturers, and since the wigs are made for high levels of activity, Wigs for Kids necessitates 20 to 35 ponytails to make a wig.

They also need hair donations to be at least 12 inches in length. See Wigs for Kids’ other donation requests and where to send donations.

Childhood Leukemia Foundation 

With their Hugs U Wear program, the Child Leukemia Foundation works with more than 150 hospitals across the nation to provide 100% human hair wigs to children. The group provides these wigs free of charge to the patients and also includes kid-sized hats they name “hugs you wear.” For info on hair donation, take a look at the Childhood Leukemia Foundation’s hair donation form.

Hair We Share 

Started in 2014, Hair We Share donates real hair wigs to kids under 18 and adults with financial hardships. Many wigs go to folks who have medical conditions, chemo-related hair loss, or who have experienced trauma, like burns that stop hair regrowth. Hair We Share has some “donation salons” across America that correctly cut and ship hair. Also, they provide a distinct “Track Your Ponytail” program so that donors can see precisely what their donation is doing. 

Children With Hair Loss 

Since 2000, Children With Hair Loss has given real hair wigs to kids and young adults with medically-related hair loss. In 2016, they donated over 530 wigs to kids all over the U.S. Their wigs come with a “care kit” so that kids can sustain their wigs for years. Children With Hair Loss also has a long list of salon partners that make it simple for donors to cut and donate their hair.