Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan Receives $21,000 Grant

With spring came milder weather and the start of an important construction project along Harper Avenue just north of 12 Mile Road. Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan broke ground on a new 4,600 square foot facility that will serve as a “forever home” for the program.

Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan is a local, grassroots 501©3 nonprofit organization that provides wigs & support services to children ages 3 to 18 at no charge throughout the state of Michigan.   Founded in 2003 by licensed cosmetologist Maggie Varney, the charity has served over 4,600 local children in need.  While construction has begun, the nonprofit is still raising funds in a capital campaign to complete the building project. Through a generous grant of $21,260 awarded by the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation, W4K will be able to provide expanded programming focused on health, wellness & nutrition activities in the new facility.  The Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation provides support and relief to Brother Masons and their families in need, as well as supporting and building the communities in which Masons live and raise their families.

“The Masons have supported us for years,” said Maggie Varney, Founder & CEO of W4K. “They invite our wig recipients to spring & fall country breakfasts, they attend our annual gala in September and last year they provided us with a $50,000 grant toward our capital campaign so we can achieve our dream of building a permanent brick-and-mortar where the children will always be helped. We offer them heartfelt thanks for their generosity.”   For more information on the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation and its B.E.S.T. grant, please visit:

To learn more about Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan, go online to: If you know of a child in need of the organization’s services, please contact Maggie Varney, Founder & CEO at: 586-772-6656 or You can also contribute to their capital campaign online.