St. Clair Shores, MI — Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan has been providing support services for children experiencing hair loss due to cancer and other diseases and disorders since 2003. The nonprofit serves between 250 – 350 kids a year, and they have opened a new wellness center to expand the number of services they can offer their clients.
When Maggie Varney founded Wigs 4 Kids, she wanted to address the unique needs of children who had lost their hair due to cancer. She realized through her work with adult cancer patients that there were no services tailored to children.
Now, after serving over 4,700 children, she is excited about the opening of the new 4,600 square foot Wellness Center that establishes a permanent brick and mortar location for the organization. The Center will allow the charity to double the amount of children it currently serves and expand programming to include wellness education, nail services, skin care treatments, and a tea room for snacks and celebrations.
“Children need a wig to feel comfortable going out into society – to look and feel normal, but they also need healing, ” Maggie said. The new Wellness Center will help children beyond hair loss to address complications such as when eyebrows fall out; nails become brittle, discolored, or fall off; and when skin changes occur.
The new Wellness Center also offers a full-service salon where members of the community can have their hair cut. Hair is donated toward a wig for a child, and the cost of the haircut contributes to the programs. Hair can also be mailed or dropped off to support the organization.
Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan Wellness Center is currently hiring cosmetologists to meet the increased demand for their services. Interested persons can submit a resume <HERE>.
To learn more about the Wellness Center, visit their website <HERE>.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand