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Making a Difference in a child's life with Wigs For Kids -Recipient & Salon Assistant!

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ORGANIZATION: Wigs for Kids

Wigs for Kids Recipient
Meet a 2015 Wigs for Kids Recipient!!

Did you know?

* Wigs for Kids gives FREE hair pieces to all of the recipients.

* Over 2 million children in the United States are affected by hair loss.

* 12,400 children between birth and age 10 are diagnosed with cancer.

* 10,000 pediatric burn injuries occur annually in the US.

* 1.1 million children in the US are affected by alopecia.

* It takes 20-30 ponytails to make one Hair Replacement System.

Volunteer Needs:

Recipient & Salon Programs

  • Entering Data in workbooks and excel sheets
  • Prepare packets for stylist solicitation and recipient communications
  • Mailing packets out to stylists and recipients
  • Make phone calls to verify demographic info, explain stylist programs, and status checks with families throughout the recipient process
How to apply:
1) Email Melissa Cusick at mcusick@wigsforkids.org
2) You will be emailed a form to complete and return
3) We'll be in contact with the next step!

Thank you for considering our need and interest in helping us serve children experiencing chronic or illness-related hair loss!

501c3 34-1749587

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About Wigs for Kids

Location:

24231 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH 44145, US

Mission Statement

For over 30 years, 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.

Description

When children lose their hair, whether as a result of medical treatments, health conditions, or burn accidents, they don't just suffer physically. The change in their appearance can drastically undermine their self-image and sabotage their self-esteem. To combat this additional trauma, Wigs for Kids, a non-profit organization provides custom designed hair systems and support to children at no charge to them or their families.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Computers & Technology
Children & Youth, Community, Computers & Technology

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Wigs for Kids24231 Center Ridge RoadWestlake, OH 44145

(41.45761,-81.88931)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • People Skills
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Data Entry

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 1-5 hours a week

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