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Pink Heart Funds Charity In Long Beach Mississippi

Pink Heart Funds

 Long Beach     Mississippi

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Pink Heart Funds Charity Profile

Pink Heart Funds ministry and outreach provides cranial prostheses (wigs) to men, women and children that have undergone chemotherapy, alopecia or any other debilitating cause for hair loss. We also provide breast prostheses to those who have had lumpectomies or mastectomies. All our services are free for those who do not have sufficient insurance coverage or are unable to afford the purchase of wigs or breast prostheses. We also provide Lymphedema compression sleeves. Located within the Pink Heart Funds facility are private consultation stations for fitting of breast prostheses, lymphedema sleeves and cranial prostheses (wigs).

The Ponytail Kid's Club, founded through Pink Heart Funds, is a depository drop off for ponytail donations. Ponytail Kid's Club collects all types of human hair for the purpose of having wigs made with children specifically in mind. Wigs are then created and given to those children free of charge.

In the future we will provide the cancer survivor, their loved ones and/or caregivers much needed information from various resources. We will also assist individuals and their families with education in recovery and care giving. Pink Heart Funds, launched in 2005, is a non-profit charity, which provides wigs for children and adults with hair loss illnesses, including those receiving cancer treatments. We also provide women with free breast prosthetics after breast cancer surgery, as well as being a resource for those seeking support or advice.

Pink Heart Funds Volunteer Information

We always need volunteers! Please fill out and mail our Volunteer Application so we can get your contact info and preferences on file. We have volunteer meetings at least once a month (first Monday) at the Pink Heart Funds office. Please contact us for directions.

Share Your Funds
Pink Heart Funds has to pay $250 to have one child's wig made. If you can't donate your hair, please consider contributing to the amount it takes to have a wig made.

Share Your Hair
We at Pink Heart Funds have come to realize that the minimum length of ponytail we can accept must be increased from 6" to 8". Not only do children (especially little girls!) tend to prefer longer wigs, but each wig is personally shaped by JoAn and generally ends up shorter than the length that was donated when that process is completed. We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience this causes anyone. Please hold on to your hair just a little bit longer before you send it to us. Thank you so much!

We are happy to receive ponytails from 8" on up, however most of our recipients ask for longer lengths so please save up your inches if you can. The only type of hair not accepted is over processed bleached hair; all other types of hair are accepted. Any color hair is accepted; gray hair, hi-lighted, chemically dyed, relaxed and permanently waved. Hair must be (mostly) all one length. All ethnic types are accepted. You can have your regular stylist cut your hair at your next hair appointment.

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