Maggie Varney has a vision that kids with cancer can find solace at her new state-of-the-art building, Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center & Salon.
Set to open in 2020 (its original April opening date is delayed due to COVID-19 concerns), the new St. Clair Shores center boasts amenities for kids’ social, psychological, mental and physical well-being. Children ages 3-18 are seen for free.
What’s in store at the center
Services include expanded programming to incorporate nutrition and fitness activities, a teahouse, end-of-chemo and graduation parties, and opportunities for volunteerism. Makeup and skin/nail care services are also available.
“I’ve always known since I worked with the kids that just providing wigs for them is not enough,” says Varney, CEO of the St. Clair Shores nonprofit Wigs 4 Kids. “They needed so much more, and it took me about a year to develop the program here and it took off. We keep growing and getting more families.”
The large location also sells treats and beverages for donations that fund the facility. Its birthday party space accommodates up to 25 people.
There’s even yoga available to stretch the muscles, Varney says, which is good for growing bodies.
Stay tuned for the grand opening
Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center & Salon is located at 30130 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores. Watch for an opening date coming soon. Hours will be 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday (check ahead for salon hours).
To learn more, visit wigs4kids.org.