Wigged Out, Inc. received a $10,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities which will help expand and support financial assistance for wigs and hair pieces for women and children with medically related hair loss.
Wigged Out, Inc provides financial assistance to women and children in the metropolitan Phoenix and surrounding areas who are in need of wigs and head coverings due to the effects of a diagnosed medical condition, such as cancer, alopecia, and blood or genetic disorders. By partnering with reputable wig boutiques across the Valley, Wigged Out is able to ensure that the women we help are able to receive new, high quality, and well fitting wigs that they are able to select, empowering them to choose a wig that helps them feel more like themselves. Wigged Out serves a wide range of women, children, and the elderly across the Greater Phoenix area, with our youngest applicant being 5 years old, through women in their 80s and 90s. Funding from Thunderbirds Charities will help women like Joni, a recent recipient, who says, “I loved my hair and it was devastating to lose it all and have no control at all over how or when. You look in the mirror and don’t recognize yourself. It is a constant reminder of the battle going on inside your body, and an unwanted billboard to the world that you’re sick. I wanted to be in control of how I presented myself, even if I couldn’t totally control what was happening inside. Hair is fun and beautiful and confidence boosting, and wearing my wig helped me remember I’m still me, and that nothing can take that away.”
This grant is part of the Fall 2021 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.