The Magic Yarn Project

The Magic Yarn Project creates soft and beautiful yarn wigs and superhero beanies for little warriors who are bravely battling cancer.

Chemotherapy treatments often leave patients' bare scalps too sensitive for traditional wigs. To create head coverings that are warm, comfortable, and  giggle-inducing, Magic Yarn volunteers crochet soft yarn into beanies, and then transform them into storybook hairstyles.

In less than 3 years and with the help of 27,000 volunteers, The Magic Yarn Project has created and sent 10,400 wigs to children in 45 countries around the world who are battling cancer or affected by other medical hair loss. Now we need your help to keep our labor of love going so we can continue helping children around the world find their smiles again.

All of our wigs are free to their recipients worldwide. We rely solely on monetary donations to pay for supplies, shipping costs, and logistics. The creation and distribution of 9,000 wigs has been possible solely through donations.

~ $5 is enough to purchase fierce beads for a Jack Sparrow pirate wig
~ $10 will buy enough yarn for one long Rapunzel braid
~ $50 is enough to cover all costs associated with making and shipping one wig anywhere in the world

While it is heartbreaking to know that over 80,000 young children worldwide are diagnosed with cancer every year, we are grateful for the donations that are helping our volunteer-run, grass-roots non-profit organization grow to include more volunteers, create more wigs, and bring joy and magic to more children around the world who need it the most.

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While only composed of yarn, ribbon, and rhinestones, these wigs have the power to help children find their smile again during their darkest days. When Zoey received her Moana wig, her mother wrote us:

"Take a look for yourself and see how much this really meant to her and our family. It not only put a smile on her face but it made a difference--she feels even more like a princess and it made her feel confident and of course just like Moana! Again thank you so very much. What you guys do is beyond expectations and is an amazing gesture for children that are going through such a rough path. This piece just brightens someone’s day!” - Maria, Zoey’s Mom

Please donate to support the creation and distribution of functional head coverings that provide a magical escape from a child's post-chemo world. We can’t thank you enough for your continued support.

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Interested in getting  involved in creating MAGIC for a child who is battling chance? Visit our Get Involved page. 

Visit this map  to find the chapter of the Magic Yarn Project closest to you!



To to learn more about Magic Yarn, volunteer opportunities, and wig-making gatherings, visit our website www.themagicyarnproject.com or visit our Facebook Page .

Donations (0)

  • Stella Kotsatos-Angelo 
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
  • Stephanie DeJonghe 
    • $25 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 7 mos
  • Elyse Stuckey 
    • $10 
    • 7 mos
  • Amanda Orozco 
    • $20 
    • 8 mos

Organizer and beneficiary 

Holly Christensen 
Organizer
Palmer, AK
Holly Christensen 
Beneficiary
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