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CWHL (Children with Hair Loss). This nonprofit accepts hair donations from adults or children and sends the hair to a wigmaker who completes the wig when a request is processed. A wig may be requested for any child who has lost hair due to any disease. Their site explains about the program, donation requirements, and how to apply for hair. Call for more information at 734-379-4400 Tue-Fri 9am-4pm.
Locks of Love. This nonprofit organization provides donated hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the USA and Canada under age 21. Donors may be children or adults. Each recipient has long term hair loss due to medical treatment for cancer or has alopecia areata. Their goal is to help chilren restore their self-esteem and their confidence allowing them to face the world and their peers. Donations must follow certain guidelines. Call 561-833-7332 Mon-Fri 8:30a-5am or their foll free information line at 888-896-1588 24/7d. http://www.locksoflove.org
Pantene Beautiful Links. They take hair donations from adults or children send them to a wig maker. The finished wigs are donated to the American Cancer Society for distribution to adult women with cancer who have lost their hair. The Pantene website outlines the history of the program, donation requirements, and how to make the cut. Call the Pantene call center with further questions at 800-945-7768 ext 3 Mon-Fri 9am-6pm EST.
Wigs For Kids. An organization to help children 18 years or younger who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, alopecia, trichotillomania, burns, or other medical issues. There is no cost to the children or their families. Read about the history of this organization, how to apply for hair replacement, and how to donate hair. Please note that Wigs4Kids is an entirely separate organization serving families only in Michigan. Call Wigs for Kids for more information or with any questions at 440-333-4433 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm.
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Compassion, Salon Services for Immobilized Persons. An in-home upscale salon experience for men and women in Mecklenburg County and Union County who are unable to venture easily from home. Mary (a professional hair stylist) seeks to provide a rejuvenating pampered experience. For details, consult their website. Call Mary with questions at 704-774-2204 10am-8pm Wednesday through […]
Harris Teeter. HT does home delivery out of three stores: Dilworth (Kenilworth), Quail Corners Shopping Center, and Matthews Township Parkway near Independence Blvd. It costs $15 per delivery. To order, visit their home delivery web page, enter your zip code in the “Home Delivery” box, and, if it takes you to a store, start typing […]
Loaves and Fishes. They accept nutritious food donations to pass on to 1) their own food pantries which give out one week supply at a time (see web site for location andschedule), and 2) other charitable pantries. Call only taken from medical professionals, social service agencies, and schools at 704-523-4333 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. http://www.loavesandfishes.org Matthews HELP […]
Note regarding financial aid. Our list below contains local resources available year round as well as a few reliable national groups. We have found two outstanding nationwide directories of financieal and related aid. From Cancer Care (NY) comes their brand new web and paper edition of A Helping Hand: The Resource Guide for People with […]
Carolinas Cancer Wellness Program (CCWP). A free 12-week cancer wellness and exercise program to help survivors manage the physical side effects of cancer treatment. 1) Customized exercise program supervised by a registered nurse and exercise physiologist 2) Access to a personal weight loss program 3) Quit Smart smoking cessation program. 4) Mutual support with others […]
Durable Medical Equipment Closet of Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation. They loan medical equipment including walkers, manual wheelchairs, and whatever else has been donated. Their facility was damaged by a runaway car, but they continue to run on a limited basis. Call Vickie to borrow or donate at 704-355-4461 Mon-Fri 9-5. Matthews HELP Center. For residents […]
Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center (Novant Health). Help for individuals and their families affected by cancer with free counseling, free classes, support groups, case management to help find financial and other assistance, lending boutique with wigs and headwear, and pastoral care. Call 704-384-5223 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm.www.novanthealth.org/PresbyterianMedicalCenter/Services/Cancer/Supportandadvocacyservices.aspx KinderMourn (workshops). Onsite and offsite workshops for parents who have […]
Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte (counseling). Short term individual counseling,support groups, community education, an annual summer weekend camp (Chameleons Journey), and workplace grief services. They also provide expert end of life care including hospice services and palliative medicine in 3 Charlotte and 3 just-outside-of-Charlotte locations. Call Gerri Cummings at 704-375-0100. KinderMourn (counseling). Individual counseling […]
Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center (Novant Health). Help for individuals and their families affected by cancer with free counseling, free classes, support groups, case management to help find financial and other assistance, lending boutique with wigs and headwear, and pastoral care. Call 704-384-5223 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm.www.novanthealth.org/PresbyterianMedicalCenter/Services/Cancer/Supportandadvocacyservices.aspx Cancer Care – Counseling. Oncology social workers provide toll-free individual […]