We’ve Partnered with Children with Hair Loss!

Earlier this week we made a Facebook post announcing our newest partnership with Children with Hair Loss! All hair donated to us will now go to benefit this fantastic company. To celebrate this partnership, we wanted to turn our spotlight onto them this week to show how much they do for kids in need. This is truly a great non-profit!

Children With Hair Loss is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides human hair replacements at no cost to children and young adults facing medically-related hair loss.  When a child’s hair is lost due to Cancer treatments, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, Burns, etc., the painful effects are far deeper than just cosmetic.  Each year, the number of children requesting their hair replacements increases and with support, they can continue to increase the number of children they are able to help in the future!

CWHL was founded by Regina Villemure, a former cosmetology instructor, hairstylist and hair replacement specialist with a master certification with the American Hair Loss Council. She brings years of hair industry experience to Children With Hair Loss. Regina founded CWHL after her niece, Sarah, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at age three. Sarah underwent chemotherapy for five years, and is now a survivor of more than 30 years. Throughout Sarah’s treatments, Regina saw many children in the hospital who had lost their hair or who were wearing adult-sized synthetic wigs. With her hair industry experience, Regina knew that human hair replacements look the most natural on children, but also that they are very expensive. She realized that most families were unable to afford them, and she wanted to help! She immediately made it her mission to “Cover Young Heads to Heal Young Hearts.”™

CWHL opened in September 2000. After researching, they didn’t find any other organizations that were giving human hair replacements to children at no cost. CWHL’s mission and goals were to never charge a family at a time when they need the most help. After years of intense fund raising, CWHL was able to purchase their first building in 2005. The headquarters resides in South Rockwood, Michigan in an old renovated fire station. Originally, CWHL’s focus was on children fighting cancer, until they found out that there were a lot of other reasons why children lost hair including Alopecia, burns, Trichotillomania and other rare diseases and disorders. To this day, Children With Hair Loss has never charged a child. Currently, they provide a customized human hair replacement and care kit to over 300 children a year!