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Where To Donate Wigs for Cancer Patients

Posted on July 08 2019

After seeing so many of our clients go through cancer and other issues, we know how heartbreaking it is to watch someone you love not just battle this disease, but also watch them lose a bit of themselves as they began to lose their hair.

We are often contacted by women who inquire about where to donate or find free wigs. We know how important it is to take back control over your appearance when undergoing chemotherapy, and not everyone has a the finances to purchase a wig. This is especially true for cancer patients that have hefty medical expenses.

Where To Donate Wigs for Cancer Patients

How To Donate Wigs

There are many ways to donate gently used wigs. Here at Wigs.com, we donate to American Cancer Society wig banks. This organization has resource centers all across the nation, offering wig programs that offer free wigs to cancer patients as well as other cancer-related items such as educational guides, information for medical resources and comforting gifts.

To donate your wig to American Cancer Society, search for your location on their website. Then choose the program type "Wigs - free" in the drop-down menu. 

Another great organization that takes donated wigs called EBeauty.com. After the wigs are donated, they are then restored and offered for free to women with cancer in the United States.

EBeauty's mission statement is such:

"To enhance and strengthen the education, charitable and community support network for women undergoing cancer treatments. EBeauty works to improve the quality of life of women undergoing chemotherapy treatments through the implementation of its Wig Exchange Program and Hospital Partnership Program. Our primary goal is to provide all women, regardless of economic status or geographic location, access to wigs."

If you wish to donate a wig, the process is quite simple. There is a form for you to fill out and include in the package, and the wig must be packaged in plastic bags and bubble mailers to help with the sorting process once it is received, along with a $20 donation to cover any sorting, cleaning, and shipment to the future recipient. As this is a tax-deductible donation, if you want a tax receipt, all you need to do is attach a note in the package with your email address. It's as simple as that.

Headquartered in DC, most of the drop off locations are in the North East (DC, Maryland, and Virginia); but they also have some drop-offs in California. And don't worry if you aren't located nearby. You can also mail in your wig to the address listed here and on their website:

EBeauty.com
1350 Eye St. NW
Suite P-100
Washington, DC 20005
ebeauty@ebeauty.com

Also included on their website in relation to mailing and donating wigs is this statement: "If you do not live near any of our current drop off locations, then do not hesitate to mail us your wigs. We are always here to take a wig for another woman in need. If you have any questions, please email Alex Brown at Alex@EBeauty.com." 

More Ways To Donate Wigs

It's amazing that organizations like this exist, working to help the recovery process in a way that many people may forget is so critical. Here are some additional resources to which you can donate wigs:

CancerCare.org
275 Seventh Avenue
New YorkNY10001
800‑813‑HOPE (4673)

Accepts wig donations for women in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

TheWigExchange.org
The Beauty Bar & Salon
8 Bowman Ave
Port Chester NY 10573
914-412-4884
info@thewigexchange.org

You can also donate wigs to your local cancer center, cancer support group, or even oncology offices! So do a little research and find a location to donate near you.

How To Donate Wigs

When someone loses a part of themselves that has defined them for so long, they often feel like they are losing their identity - making recovery and fighting cancer even harder than before. When fighting a physical illness or disorder, it is imperative to take just as much care of the patient's mental state and outlook on the world as much as their physical healing.

More from Wigs.com

Shop: 
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Read:  
Wigs.com Stands Up to Cancer
Monofilament Wigs for Cancer Patients
The Best Wigs for Cancer Patients
Choosing A Wig Before Chemo

 

Have you ever donated a wig? Share your story in the comments below!

12 comments

  • Susan: February 24, 2021

    I’ve seen the funny visor hats with hair they make for men & I wonder why they don’t make visor wigs for women with old wigs? Some with short curly hair or medium curly hair, etc. There has been many a time when I don’t have time to mess with my hair & wished I had a visor wig to put on & be on my way. I have a round face & pulling my hair back in a ponytail just makes it look bigger. Same goes with ball caps, I need one with height on top to elongate my face & they are hard to find. A curly visor wig would solve the problem. It would give me the height I need to make my round face look slimmer.

  • The Wig Experts: January 26, 2021

    Hi Linda,

    Donations are a great option and very helpful to other women that are in need of alternative hair pieces. While we here at Wigs.com are unable to accept donations we would love to assist you with this beautiful endeavor and have left helpful information below to navigate you to the right place!

    To donate your wigs to the American Cancer Society, search for your location on their website.
    Then choose the program type “Wigs – free” in the drop-down menu.

    Best Regards,

    The Wig Experts

  • Linda D. Taylor: January 20, 2021

    I have many brand new human hair wigs that I had ordered the last 2 years. They have never been worn, and I would love to give them to you. I do not need a receipt for tax purposes, because I want to give them away. I have around 15-20 wigs. Can I get a complete address to mail them to.

  • The Wig Experts: December 07, 2020

    Hi Debra,

    Here at Wigs.com, we donate to American Cancer Society wig banks. You can send your donation to the American Cancer Society as well, or a few other resources and organizations are:

    - EBeauty.com
    - CancerCare.org
    - TheWigExchange.org

    If you need further assistance, please feel free to give us a call at 800-581-2001. Thank you!

    Best regards,

    The Wig Experts

  • Debra Gentile: December 07, 2020

    I have a brand new human hair wig that I need to donate for a Christmas present for a young woman
    or teenager. I reside in Frederick Md.

  • Jennifer Delacruz: October 26, 2020

    I have over $10,000 worth of New wigs, weaves from human hair, yack, human blend, and so much more. Too much to ship from FL. Is there any place that could pick up a small truck load of hair in central Florida?

  • May Dupuis: October 19, 2020

    How and where to donate wigs ? I have new and used ones.

  • The Wig Experts: October 14, 2020

    Hello,

    We are so happy to hear that you all would like to donate a wig. Here at Wigs.com we donate to the American Cancer Society, but there are many other organizations that exist. Please look at the article for additional websites and mailing addresses.

    To donate your wig to the American Cancer Society, search for your location on their website. Then choose the program type “Wigs – free” in the drop-down menu.

    Best Regards,

    The Wig Experts

  • Sharon Baber: October 14, 2020

    I have new and used human and synthetic wigs. Where and how do I donate?

  • Dolores Bechtel: October 09, 2020

    I have three gently used wigs and would like to donate them.
    Please send info. on best way to do so!

  • Janet Lingle: October 06, 2020

    Would you be interested in some nice used synthetic wigs let me know

  • Janet Lingle: October 06, 2020

    I have very nice synthetic wigs I’d like to donate would you be interested

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