The Magic Yarn Project

$118,288 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 2,559 people in 39 months
Holly Christensen
on behalf of Holly Christensen
 PALMER, AK
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 .
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This Holiday season, we want to thank our many donors who have made it possible for children battling cancer to enjoy a little fantasy to help them through their difficult reality. The smiles, play, and joy that have come from these wigs is nothing short of magical for these brave kiddos and their families.

Your donations have helped us involve 27,000 volunteers (who have given over 70,000 hours) to create 13,000 wigs and send them to children and cancer centers in 48 countries on every continent.

Unfortunately, there are so many more children around the world who would love to receive one of our soft, whimsical, FREE yarn wigs. Please consider donating to help keep our project going so we can reach as many children as possible this holiday season.

Yours in Service,

Holly and Bree
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By donating funds, yarn, time, or talents, 27,000+ "Magic Makers" have brought smiles to over 10,000 little cancer fighters and their families around the world.
To each and every one of you, some very special princesses and superheroes want to say "Thank-you".
To learn how you can get involved in making magic for children battling cancer, please visit our website here: www.themagicyarnproject.com
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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.

A few updates:

In less than 3 years and with the help of 10,000+ volunteers, The Magic Yarn Project has created and sent 9,000 wigs to children in 42 countries around the world who are battling cancer or affected by other medical hair loss.

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


The Magic Yarn Project has expanded and create 7 official chapters in the US and 1 in Mexico! Visit this link to find your nearest chapter: https://themagicyarnproject.com/map/


ANYONE can get involved in creating MAGIC for a child who is battling cancer. Learn how here: https://themagicyarnproject.com/get-involved/


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"

Thank you to the many people who's contributions have helped thousands of children around the world find their smiles again.
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THANK YOU!!!

This Thanksgiving, we would like to say "Thank you!"

~ to the thousands who have donated money to The Magic Yarn Project

~ to GoFundMe, for highlighting our campaign multiple times (including the amazing video at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff5onYDg1_4. Please share!).

Because of GoFundMe featuring us and of the 1,500+ generous individuals donating to our campaign, we have been able to make nearly 5,000 wigs for children battling cancer in 32 countries in the 2 short years since we first began. <3

We are currently backordered nearly 800 wig requests from individual children and cancer centers across the globe! Please help us continue on our mission to bring smiles and fun to every little cancer fighter who could use our brand of magic.

We thank you.
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Holly Christensen
37 months ago

Amanda and Noreen: I'm one of the founders of The Magic Yarn Project. :) Please follow our Facebook page for updates as we are hoping to get a website set up with video tutorials and written instructions so people across the globe can make these beautiful wigs in their own communities. :)

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Misty Plascencia
37 months ago

I teach crochet and have a online business... And would love to make some beanies for no cost to donate. Can someone let me know if that's an option. Here's some of my work. Mistyscrochet.etsy.com

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Shelley Finnie Villarreal
37 months ago
8
8

I would love to help make hats . I live in Southern Ca . Would love to have others help me and donate to CHOC

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Sonia Lenta
37 months ago
8
8

I like to help making wigs . It will be an honor to be part of these beautiful cause, I live in Florida .

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Dee Caudill
37 months ago
7
7

I would love to help, could crochet beanies, was wondering what we could do for the boys? Beanies with superheroes on them instead of "hair"? Also, we could provide just beanies at times too with decorations the kids could pick from and apply to their own beanie....like crocheted flowers?

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Mary Ann Nelson
37 months ago
6
6

How can I get one for Granddaughter about to loose her hair to chemo and raditation

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Debbie Giles
37 months ago
6
6

I do not have money to donate, but I do have crochet skills. Please let me know how I can help make these wonderful wigs for children. Thank you!

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Noreen Checkie
38 months ago
5
5

I would like to participate in having a gathering or making some, who do I need to talk to I live in California

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Sherry Dawes
15 months ago
4
4

Hi. I live in Pennsylvania. I would love to have a gathering of friends make wigs. We could also support the cost to make them, if I had the pattern. Please let me know who I should contact about this.

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Linda Brenden
15 months ago
4
4

You are doing an amazing thing in helping these kids feel beautiful. Do you need any yarn because I have lots that I can send to you. Do you have a pattern for the beanies? Perhaps my grand-daughters Girl Scout troop can help. Thank you.

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Suzie Smith Beard
25 months ago
4
4

I would love to help make these for these precious children. I'm a disabled retired school teacher and need something to do that would help children. It's my calling. Is there a place I can go to sign up to volunteer? What kind of yarn do you use and are the patterns and instructions available? This is such a wonderful project. I have a student that still has cancer and she had several versions of this kind of wig. She would have the biggest smiles when she wore them and she would toss back her braids like she was a princess in charge (and she was). She has the brightest light and her battle has been a long long fight against Ewing’s Sarcoma. She's just not able to beat it because it keeps cropping up in new places. The whole school community has been so supportive of her and it really is going to be devestating to all of us if she doesn't win this battle. She's such a precious, fiery, little girl. So, in honor of Bit I would love to help if I'm skilled enough to do these. I can crochet but I'm not expert.

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Peggy Mann Lundberg
37 months ago
4
4

Can't wait for your wig videos and instructions. I'm already making some beanies using the pattern on your website! Can't wait for your wig patterns.

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Megan Thorn
37 months ago
4
4

I would love to help out. I live in New Jersey. I already crochet hats for babies in the NICU, I would love to be a part of this.

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Gina Gabel Hurst
15 months ago
3
3

I have a bunch of yarn I am. lt using. Where to I ship it?

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Mary Weisensel Benisch
15 months ago
3
3

Hello. Is it possible to donate yarn? My mother crocheted and passed away almost two years ago. We have many skeins of yarn that could be donated. I know our Mom would be so proud knowing her yarn was donated for this cause. I would cover the shippping. Please message me via FB if you have interest. Thank you.

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Sue Lucas Leonard
15 months ago
3
3

What a lovely project!

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Sunny Anderson
26 months ago
3
3

Little boys might like to be Jack Sparrow or Aladdin or a Lion (King) or Mogli or a wizard with long gray hair. :D

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BunnyLuv Mac
37 months ago
3
3

OMG OMG OMG is this the MOST BEAUTIFUL THING EVER!!!! My heart is overflowing. These little sweetHEARTS look every bit the princess they dream of. Oh I just wanna scoop them all up in my arms and hug them so tight that the mean ole monster cancer can't get to them. They're all beyond precious. The photos are gorgeous. And all you women... there are no words. You have touched my heart. And the idea is brilliant! Perfect.

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Cynthia Cherry
37 months ago
3
3

I had cancer as an adult and was lucky to able to afford a fine wig. I would love to donate to this as well as help in any way possible. When I was cured I donated my wig back to someone else. I live in Canada.

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Diane
3 months ago
2
2

Have many skeins of yarn as i was a knitter. Now with tendinitis, I cant knit anymore. How can I get this to you. It is mostly alpaca , or sheeps wool. I do have some novelty yarns. Are you interested in yarn donations. Also, would hope that you could become rated on charity navigator as I like to donate to those that are listed there and have good ratings. Thank you.

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jane fowl
22 hours ago

in lieu of gifts for my nieces and nephews i wanted to give a gift to a child struggling with cancer this year

$200
Anonymous
8 days ago
$10
Anonymous
13 days ago
CJ
$25
Christina Jackson
14 days ago

Really great project! I love this idea and how you are impacting these kids' lives.

VS
$25
Valerie Scarpino
15 days ago

I donated because I see the joy that these beautiful children receive from wearing the wigs, which is a true blessing at a very difficult time. May God bless the children and all the volunteers that make this God inspired project possible!

JJ
$25
Jackie Jones
15 days ago

This is such a wonderful project

MS
$25
Mike Schimmel
15 days ago

Hey, it's kids!

Holly Christensen
37 months ago

Amanda and Noreen: I'm one of the founders of The Magic Yarn Project. :) Please follow our Facebook page for updates as we are hoping to get a website set up with video tutorials and written instructions so people across the globe can make these beautiful wigs in their own communities. :)

+ Read More
Misty Plascencia
37 months ago

I teach crochet and have a online business... And would love to make some beanies for no cost to donate. Can someone let me know if that's an option. Here's some of my work. Mistyscrochet.etsy.com

+ Read More
Shelley Finnie Villarreal
37 months ago
8
8

I would love to help make hats . I live in Southern Ca . Would love to have others help me and donate to CHOC

+ Read More
Sonia Lenta
37 months ago
8
8

I like to help making wigs . It will be an honor to be part of these beautiful cause, I live in Florida .

+ Read More
Dee Caudill
37 months ago
7
7

I would love to help, could crochet beanies, was wondering what we could do for the boys? Beanies with superheroes on them instead of "hair"? Also, we could provide just beanies at times too with decorations the kids could pick from and apply to their own beanie....like crocheted flowers?

+ Read More
Mary Ann Nelson
37 months ago
6
6

How can I get one for Granddaughter about to loose her hair to chemo and raditation

+ Read More
Debbie Giles
37 months ago
6
6

I do not have money to donate, but I do have crochet skills. Please let me know how I can help make these wonderful wigs for children. Thank you!

+ Read More
Noreen Checkie
38 months ago
5
5

I would like to participate in having a gathering or making some, who do I need to talk to I live in California

+ Read More
Sherry Dawes
15 months ago
4
4

Hi. I live in Pennsylvania. I would love to have a gathering of friends make wigs. We could also support the cost to make them, if I had the pattern. Please let me know who I should contact about this.

+ Read More
Linda Brenden
15 months ago
4
4

You are doing an amazing thing in helping these kids feel beautiful. Do you need any yarn because I have lots that I can send to you. Do you have a pattern for the beanies? Perhaps my grand-daughters Girl Scout troop can help. Thank you.

+ Read More
Suzie Smith Beard
25 months ago
4
4

I would love to help make these for these precious children. I'm a disabled retired school teacher and need something to do that would help children. It's my calling. Is there a place I can go to sign up to volunteer? What kind of yarn do you use and are the patterns and instructions available? This is such a wonderful project. I have a student that still has cancer and she had several versions of this kind of wig. She would have the biggest smiles when she wore them and she would toss back her braids like she was a princess in charge (and she was). She has the brightest light and her battle has been a long long fight against Ewing’s Sarcoma. She's just not able to beat it because it keeps cropping up in new places. The whole school community has been so supportive of her and it really is going to be devestating to all of us if she doesn't win this battle. She's such a precious, fiery, little girl. So, in honor of Bit I would love to help if I'm skilled enough to do these. I can crochet but I'm not expert.

+ Read More
Peggy Mann Lundberg
37 months ago
4
4

Can't wait for your wig videos and instructions. I'm already making some beanies using the pattern on your website! Can't wait for your wig patterns.

+ Read More
Megan Thorn
37 months ago
4
4

I would love to help out. I live in New Jersey. I already crochet hats for babies in the NICU, I would love to be a part of this.

+ Read More
Gina Gabel Hurst
15 months ago
3
3

I have a bunch of yarn I am. lt using. Where to I ship it?

+ Read More
Mary Weisensel Benisch
15 months ago
3
3

Hello. Is it possible to donate yarn? My mother crocheted and passed away almost two years ago. We have many skeins of yarn that could be donated. I know our Mom would be so proud knowing her yarn was donated for this cause. I would cover the shippping. Please message me via FB if you have interest. Thank you.

+ Read More
Sue Lucas Leonard
15 months ago
3
3

What a lovely project!

+ Read More
Sunny Anderson
26 months ago
3
3

Little boys might like to be Jack Sparrow or Aladdin or a Lion (King) or Mogli or a wizard with long gray hair. :D

+ Read More
BunnyLuv Mac
37 months ago
3
3

OMG OMG OMG is this the MOST BEAUTIFUL THING EVER!!!! My heart is overflowing. These little sweetHEARTS look every bit the princess they dream of. Oh I just wanna scoop them all up in my arms and hug them so tight that the mean ole monster cancer can't get to them. They're all beyond precious. The photos are gorgeous. And all you women... there are no words. You have touched my heart. And the idea is brilliant! Perfect.

+ Read More
Cynthia Cherry
37 months ago
3
3

I had cancer as an adult and was lucky to able to afford a fine wig. I would love to donate to this as well as help in any way possible. When I was cured I donated my wig back to someone else. I live in Canada.

+ Read More
Diane
3 months ago
2
2

Have many skeins of yarn as i was a knitter. Now with tendinitis, I cant knit anymore. How can I get this to you. It is mostly alpaca , or sheeps wool. I do have some novelty yarns. Are you interested in yarn donations. Also, would hope that you could become rated on charity navigator as I like to donate to those that are listed there and have good ratings. Thank you.

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