Hair Donation Ottawa

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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-791-8391
Primary Contact Helene Hutchings, Chief Executive Officer/Founder; Phone: 613-552-0587; Email:
Alternate Contact Lorri Huppert, Chief Operating Officer/Event Manager
Volunteer Coordinator Lorri Huppert, Chief Operating Officer/Event Manager
Primary Executive Helene Hutchings, Chief Executive Officer/Founder
Address & Map
Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty
2 Hobin St
Stittsville, ON K2S 1C3
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Mailing Address c/o Hair Donation Ottawa 
Caralyn's Wig & Hair Design 
1568 Merivale Rd, Unit 3 
Ottawa, ON K2G 3J9
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Annual cancer research fundraiser where people raise pledges for donating hair or shaving their heads * complimentary wash, cut and style, or shave during the event * hair is cut or shaved by volunteer hair stylists from local salons, and teaching staff and students from Algonquin College's Hair Stylist Program * main event is held in April at Algonquin College; various mini-events in/around Ottawa throughout the year 
Proceeds go towards: 
* cancer research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute 
* two annual $500 Bursaries to financially challenged Algonquin College Hair Stylist Program students 
* suitable hair donations go towards the manufacture and fitting of approximately 10 free human hair and/or synthetic hair wigs a year for financially challenged local children; in partnership with Caralyn's Hair & Wig Design, Ottawa. 
* hair unsuitable for the wig-making process is sent to Green Circle Salons for their hair recycling projects which includes Hair Booms for oil spills on the world’s beaches, lakes and oceans 
* the manufacture and supply of a free trendy head scarf for every CHEO patient requiring one
Hours There are no office hours
Areas Served Ottawa (City of) - and surrounding area
Boundaries Maximum two hour commute from downtown Ottawa on the Ontario side
Eligibility Hair donation: minimum six inches of hair (no minimum length if the head is shaved) during the April fundraiser * minimum donation of 10 inches of hair outside the fundraising event, or six inches if accompanied by a fundraising campaign * treated and grey hair acceptable * hair previously cut is accepted if it has been stored in a ponytail or a braid  
Youth Wig Program: children 18 years and under with hair loss due to cancer treatments, alopecia, burns, etc. * family must not have medical insurance 
Bursary: Hair Stylist Program students at Algonquin College in need of financial assistance
Application Registration for the April fundraiser is made through the website * for more information on the Youth Wig Program, contact Genevieve at 
Hair donations: place dry and properly tied hair in an envelope or plastic bag and include information on the length of hair donated, the donor's name, address, date of birth, and e-mail address * donations can be dropped off at the April fundraising event or can be mailed to: 
Hair Donation Ottawa 
1568 Merivale Road, Unit #3 
Ottawa ON K2G 3J9 
Visit the website for additional information
Languages English ; French
Fees None ; Minimum fundraising levels: $75 for individuals 17 years and under * $150 for individuals 18 years and older (2018)
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Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2011
Funding Fundraising
Date Updated 06 Feb 2018
Service Categories Appearance Enhancement Consultation Programs ~ Children ; Fundraising Campaigns ; Natural Hair/Wig Donation Programs ; Prosthetics/Orthotics/Seating ~ Children ~ Alopecia ; Prosthetics/Orthotics/Seating ~ Children ~ Burns ; Prosthetics/Orthotics/Seating ~ Children ~ Cancer

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