Donating Your Hair
Donate your ponytail & join our Wigs 4 Kids campaign®
Donate your hair
Help us change a sick child’s life by making them feel
more confident. We’ve made it easy for everyone to do a ‘Wigs 4 Kids’ fundraiser, just click on the register now button.
What is Wigs 4 Kids Campaign
We receive many enquiries dealing with where to donate hair as a hair donation, especially when people want to donate hair and do a shave or cut as a fundraiser for kids. If you’re thinking to cut your hair to help a child why not make a fun event of the hair donation process and turn it into something that will not only provide the hair donation, but will help families throughout Australia financially? Take some pics, gather around some family and friends and ask them to support your chop by donating to your own fundraiser for kids with cancer, Post it on social media to create a fun time. You will be a Kids with Cancer Warrior.
We do not take direct hair donations ourselves here at Kids With Cancer Foundation, and want everyone to know, that doing a shave or a haircut for fundraising purposes, for the kids is brilliant, and the money raised from our ‘Wigs 4 Kids’ campaign® goes directly to help the families and the sick kids, so please do continue to fundraise in this way, it’s also a great way to build awareness about childhood cancer and some of the effects of cancer treatments.
We contacted many wig makers in Australia to find one that would accept a free hair donation for kids wigs from our supporters. Many times we were directed to sell the hair to overseas wig makers. We are now working in conjunction with ‘Ella Wigmakers’ on the Central Coast NSW, so our supporters can be assured their beautiful locks will be used as a hair donation Australia. We encourage our supporters to send their hair as plaits or pony tails directly to them as a Wigs 4 Kids hair donation. Many of our supporters want to know that the hair will be used for kids wigs, our ‘Wigs 4 Kids’ campaign® is one of the only campaigns where the donated human hair is used for kids wigs. We understand cutting your hair and making a hair donation is a major step so please always check where your beautiful hair is going, and that it won’t be sold overseas, read the fine print. Find our where to donate hair Australia, unlike all other charities that promote hair donations we don’t on-sell your hair donation to wigmakers in other countries.
‘Wigs 4 Kids’ campaign® doesn’t receive free wigs in return for your donated hair as there is often 60hrs work in a wig. We supply wigs at no cost to kids through our ‘Wigs 4 Kids’ campaign®, via the oncology social workers in each of our children’s hospitals. Thanks to your support of our ‘Wigs 4 Kids’ campaign® we are able to fund the total cost of each child’s wig. Always check what percentage of your fundraising donation will benefit the kids, we’re at 100%.
‘Ella Wigmakers’ will accept all types of hair, the hair needs to be a minimum length of 20cm clean and dry. Before cutting use multiple pony tails (where you can) with elastic bands down the length of the pony tail, or plait each pony tail, then cut above the top elastic band and post in a plastic zip bag inside an addressed parcel to:
Ella Wigmakers, PO Box 9200, Wyoming NSW 2250.
Provide your details as well so that the wig makers understand it’s for ‘Wigs 4 Kids’. Email us for the details required: firstname.lastname@example.org ❤️
Ensuring all donated hair stays right here in Australia. Each wig is carefully matched to the child’s natural colour and style to make them feel more confident