Next in our series of posts about Charitocracy nominees, we have Wigs for Kids nominated by donor emily0153.
For over 30 years, Wigs for Kids has been providing Hair Replacement Systems and support for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues at no cost to children or their families.
The effects of hair loss go deeper than just a change in a child’s outward appearance. Hair loss can erode a child’s self-confidence and limit them from experiencing life the way children should. With an injured self-image, a child’s attitude toward treatment and their physical response to it can be negatively affected also. Wigs for Kids helps children suffering from hair loss look themselves and live their lives.
Because we never charge families for hair replacements, we depend on generous people like you that want to help donate hair for cancer and other sources of hair loss. In order to help children who have suffered from hair loss due to complications such as Alopecia in children and other medical issues, a monetary or hair donation is always appreciated.
We voted in our fifth winner last night, the first of 2017!
Congratulations to Feline Hope, and to donor obxlisa for nominating it! I want to call special attention to this win since it exemplifies how, if you work hard to promote your cause -- both within Charitocracy and publicly on social media -- even a small local charity can win. Feline Hope has perpetually come in 2nd place each month since September, so I think we're all relieved to see Lisa's work pay off. And by introducing Charitocracy to friends, family, and probably random strangers, Lisa has dramatically increased the monthly pot for all future winners, too. This is how to Charitocracy.
Another important thing, new in 2017, to which I want to draw your attention: "sweetening the pot" with a one-time donation is now sweeter than ever. For the first week of every month, all pot sweeteners will go to last month's winner! So before we send the check to Feline Hope circa February 8, you can bump up the size of the check. $10 is the default, but you can change that to any whole dollar amount. Go check it out!
Now enjoy this video featuring former Feline Hope residents (yes, cats on the Internet!), and feel good about your part in our collective $732+ grant!
Have a great February, and log into Charitocracy to update your votes or nominate a new cause!