Donation Information

WIG happily accepts the following new or gently used items:

Typically, the wigs should be cleaned and in GENTLY used condition and no older than 2-3 years max if worn regularly. Anything that is older than that is generally not in gently used condition and will show wear. ("Gently used" typically means a Wig not worn every day.)

New wigs (not worn) are also accepted.

Wire or plastic WIG stands are always welcome.

We also gladly accept wig shampoo and new or gently used alternative headwear (lightweight hats & scarves).

We are in current need of ROLLING duffel/athletic bags to ship the items in.

Non-Acceptable Donations:
IF donating Human Hair, please drop us a note/email first. Human Hair wigs are not the same as synthetic wigs and "wear" differently. Human Hair wigs will be approved on a per-occurrence basis.

Poor condition of wigs, such as snarled hair, frayed or" burnt" ends, or lackluster hair will not be accepted.

Please, NO torn caps, NO hand sewn, homemade repaired wigs, are accepted.

NO Safety pinned cap inside of liner or anywhere in the wig are accepted. Wigs that come in this condition will be discarded.

Wigs and headwear with foul odors will not be accepted.

IF in doubt about condition, please email a few close-up pictures, and WIG will determine prior to you packaging and sending it in, thus saving costs and time.

Please, No Styrofoam heads, no matter what the condition.

Also, anything that did NOT come from a known source i.e. the original owner of the wig/ head-covering or a close family member, makes it challenging to determine if MRSA is present, which is highly contagious. Please note: we are unable to accept any wigs we don't know the age and full history of.

Note: We cannot accept any items that have come in contact with MRSA

How to donate:

To mail: please do NOT mail each Wig with the Wig box*. Take gently used wig(s) out of their box, inspect for any damage.

If in acceptable condition, place each wig in a Ziplock style bag and in a UPS or USPS mailer and mail to the shipping address below.

*Please note: No wig boxes necessary. Wigs and items mailed in padded mailers travel best, are lightweight and cost less to ship!

Your Donation Helps Change Lives For The Better. Once received and inspected we clean and sanitize and style the Wig to a new life with a happy recipient.

If you need a receipt for tax purposes, place an email address with the Wig in the mailer, and we can email back a receipt that can be printed out. No mailed back receipts are available at this time, email only.



WIG Wig Initiative Group
C/O Andrea Torre
33 Bernhard Rd
North Haven, CT, 06473