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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, 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 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:
1350 Eye St. NW
Suite P-100
Washington, DC 20005

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" 

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:
275 Seventh Avenue
New YorkNY10001
800‑813‑HOPE (4673)

Accepts wig donations for women in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
The Beauty Bar & Salon
8 Bowman Ave
Port Chester NY 10573

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.

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The Best Wigs for Cancer Patients
Choosing A Wig Before Chemo


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


  • The Wig Experts: July 08, 2020

    Hi Carolyn,

    We recommend finding a wig group on Facebook as there are different kinds for trades, swaps, donations, and more.

    - The Wig Experts

  • Carolyn Buckler: July 08, 2020

    I have several wigs I would love to donate . They are nice wigs I just change about every 4 months.

  • The Wig Experts: June 25, 2020

    Hi Page,

    Please see our previous comments about joining Facebook groups.

    - The Wig Experts

  • Page wigren: June 25, 2020

    Is it 20 wig i have several some worn, some not

  • The Wig Experts: June 24, 2020

    Hi Darcie,

    We recommend joining some Facebook groups for wigs and asking the group members for donations.

    - The Wig Experts

  • Darcie Green: June 24, 2020

    Hi, I am the Executive Director of Latinas Contra Cancer. We are a nonprofit located in San Jose, CA. We are in need of wig donations. Our clients are low-income and often un/under insured. We offer wigs to women in need at no cost. Do you know where we might be able to secure donations of wigs? We are very much in need. Thank you

  • The Wig Experts: June 15, 2020

    Hi Janette,

    We recommend finding a wig group on Facebook as there are different kinds for trades, swaps, donations, and more.

    - The Wig Experts

  • Janette: June 15, 2020

    Hi I am a license cosmetology, and I made two lovely wigs that I would like to donate to the cancer patients .

  • The Wig Experts: June 01, 2020

    Hi Emelie,

    If you are looking for donations and have not had any luck with charity organizations, we recommend finding a wig group on Facebook. There are different kinds for trades, swaps, donations, and more.

    - The Wig Experts

  • Emelie Brotherton: June 01, 2020

    My daughter has alopecia and has no hair the wigs are super expensive does any on want to donate.She is 21 starting a new career just graduated from Perdue and I have ant to get her a few nice wigs message me with any ideas
    My mail is

  • The Wig Experts: April 29, 2020

    Hi Lena,

    Please reference the addresses mentioned in the blog above!

    - The Wig Experts

  • Lena: April 29, 2020

    I have a few wigs would like to Donate to people with cancer.Can you send address where I can send them.Thank you very much people Waiting this help

  • Martin Broer: April 06, 2020

    I have a few wigs to donate. They are professionally washed and restored.

  • Lola : April 02, 2020

    I have a lot of wigs to donate

  • Cynthia Conforti: March 23, 2020

    Hi, Kari, I do have a wig to donate. It’s a high-quality brunette pageboy style wig made with human hair. It’s my twin’s that she wore when she was battling a rare blood cancer and is the one thing I could never let go of. I always knew one day I would be ready. She always, always lent a hand and went out of her way to help people. I decided today was the day I would start the process and have read the comments about how difficult it is to donate to the American Cancer Society, which is disappointing to say the least. I’d be happy to have it shampooed and have the ends trimmed before I send it. I’m also happy to send you a picture of it if you’re interested. My twin was so embarrassed when she lost her hair (although she rocked the super short look as well when it started growing back). I know she’d be happy if she could help you. 45 is way too young. Cindy C.

  • Terrie Savage: March 19, 2020

    Kari K I have a couple that I would donate, please email me for details

  • Kari K.: March 09, 2020

    Hi. To Carol S. and other ladies that have tried to donate wigs and were turned down: I think that’s sad anyone would turn down your offer to donate your wigs because there are people like myself who would be overjoyed to receive a free donated wig. I’m not a cancer patient and I do hope any cancer patient that needs a wig can get one free and I certainly would never want to try and get one for myself before a person suffering through chemo. However I am suffering from hair loss and as a 45 year old woman, its quite embarrassing. I would be so greatful to receive a donated wig If anyone has one.

  • john dumler: February 04, 2020

    This website (and the American Cancer Society website) was pretty much useless. Although you say that your central location is MD, DC, and VA, I typed in Washington DC and came up game show buzzer for where to donate a wig. Guess they’re going in the trash.

  • The Wig Experts: January 02, 2020

    Hi Brenda!

    We recommend finding a wig group on Facebook. There’s different kinds for trades, swaps, donations, and more.

    - The Wig Experts

  • Brenda Williams: January 02, 2020

    I just want to donate wigs I had hardly worn and new wigs but I haven’t found any thing here in Las Vegas could someone help me. I’m a 4 x cancer survivor and I know what they’re going just trying to help. Can afford the online wig place where u mail them your wigs and pay for them refreshing the wigs $20 for per wig with a person on fix can’t afford this. Need an answer please thanks 🤓

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