Hair Donation FAQ

Hair Donor With Donation

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 it takes hair from 15 – 20 different donors ponytails!

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

There is no obligation to fundraise along with your hair donation but we encourage you to do so. Balding for Dollars relies on the generosity of our donors to help us support all the programs meant to help kids and their families during and after their treatment(s). 

To set up an online fundraising page click here.

3. Where should we send our hair donation?

Mailing Address:
Balding for Dollars – BC Children’s Hospital
Rm B315A – 4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6H 3V4

*Please include a stamped and self-addressed envelope if you would like to receive a thank you note.

Drop-off in mail slot only:
Eva & Co. Wigs
3216 Oak Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6H 2L3

*Eva & Co. Wigs does not send thank you notes on our behalf, so if you drop your hair donation in person and would like to receive a note, email with your contact details.

4. What are the requirements for hair donations? How should we send our hair?

Hair should be washed and fully dried. Wet hair cannot be used.

Do not braid.

– Tie the top-end only

– Hair should be a minimum of 10 inches in length (no less on shortest layer)

– Hair should not be ‘currently’ coloured or permed

Grey hair is okay

– Hair should not be more than 3 months old once it has been cut off

– Place hair directly in a paper envelope. Do not send in plastic bags.

 5. How do the wigs get to the kids?

Balding for Dollars works in partnership with Wigs for Kids BC and Eva & Co. Wigs to ensure that all of our Oncology/Hematology patients can receive a wig if they would like one. Patients first meet with our social workers and then with Eva & Co. Wigs for a fitting and to select a style. Thanks to all of the hair donations we receive,  Eva & Co Wigs is able to subsidize the cost of each wig, which would otherwise cost $1500 – $3000, and the Wigs for Kids  BC program pays the balance.


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