Hair Donation FAQ

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1.) Do you accept Hair donations?

YES WE DO!! Hair donations are a great way to help us provide wigs for kids. In order to make one wig we need 15-20 ponytails!

2.) Do I have to raise pledges in order to donate my hair?

The answer to this one is no, you do not have to raise pledges to donate your hair but we really encourage you to do it! Our organization is so much more than hair donations and we do some amazing things for our kids and their families. The only way to do that is by people helping us fundraise through head shaves and other events. Check out our programs tab at the top of this page. To set up an online fundraising page click here.

3.) Where should we send our hair donation to?

Got Hair?? Send it here:
Balding for Dollars
BC Children’s Hospital
Rm B315A – 4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6H 3V4

4.) Is there a specific way that you would like us to send our hair?

Yes! Donations MUST be tightly bound in ponytails, secured at the top end only, with an elastic band and sealed in a paper envelope.
-At the request of our wigmaker & to be more environmentally conscious, please do not send hair in plastic bags.

5.) What length does the ponytail have to be?

To be eligible for donation, hair needs to be a minimum of 10 inches to be used in wigs for kids.

6.) Do you accept dyed hair?

We are not able to accept dyed or permed hair at this time but we are able to accept highlighted hair and grey hair.

7.) How does the hair get to the kids?

We work in Partnership with the Wigs for Kids Program and the Social Workers at BC Children’s hospital to ensure that all of our Oncology/Hematology patients receive a wig. Once they meet with the social worker the child/teen and their parent will go to Eva & Co Wigs with a special voucher and pick out a wig of their choosing.

If you have any other questions that you think we should add please send them our way! In the meantime, please tell your family, friends, neighbors and hairdressers about us! We need your help spreading the word around so we can keep making a difference!
We look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you at one of our Balding for Dollars Events in the Future!! Remember every single ponytail counts!

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