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Donating Hair for Wigs

At HopeCircle we try to make our patients feel comfortable and supported as they face an uncertain journey they never wanted to take. One of the ways we do that is to help patients who will lose their hair find head coverings that provide not only covering for the head but comfort, warmth, a touch of color and a sense of normalcy during what feels like an “un-normal” time.

Patients and loved ones often inquire about how they can participate in providing wigs and other items for patients experiencing hair loss. Purchasing hats, caps, scarves and other items is one way. Knitting, crocheting or sewing items is another way, as is making a monetary donation. Another unique avenue to “pass it forward” is to donate your hair to a group that provides wigs and hairpieces to children and adults. While donating hair will not help anyone immediately, it does provide for needs in the future.

There are several organizations that accept hair donations to be used in wigs and hairpieces for children and adults. Most groups require uncolored and un-permed hair in a clean, dry ponytail of at least 8-12”.  The requirements vary with each organization, so it is important to check with the organization you select.

Listed below are three organizations that accept donations of hair. If you are interested in becoming a hair donor, you may contact one of them for specific instructions.

Children With Hair Loss – 12776 Dixie Highway, S. Rockwood, MI 48179 childrenwithhairloss.us 734.379.4400 (Minimum of 8” to 10” clean, dry hair in a ponytail)

Locks of Love – 234 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33405-2701 locksoflove.org 888.896.1588 or 561.833.7332 (Minimum of 10” clean, dry hair in a ponytail; donation can be color treated or permed)

Wigs for Kids – 24231 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, OH 44145 wigsforkids.org 440.333.4433 (Minimum of 12” clean, dry hair in a ponytail, donations can NOT be color treated or permed)

If you would like to make a donation to HopeCircle in order to help purchase wigs for cancer patients, you may do that by clicking selecting HopeCircle from the program selections here.

If you any have questions about the services of HopeCircle, or how you can support someone experiencing a life changing diagnosis, please call us at 870-936-7005 or email june.morse@bmhcc.org