Chemotherapy often leaves young cancer patients with scalps that are too sensitive for scratchy traditional wigs, even if they could afford them. What they need are warm, soft head coverings. But even more, they need something to smile about. That’s where the Magic Yarn Project comes in. Volunteer yarncrafters create beautiful and whimsical wigs, caps, and headdresses that make kids into princesses, superheroes, and other Disney characters. The yarn is soft, hypoallergenic, and machine washable, and best of all, the wigs are free to the kids who need them!
So far, 40,000 volunteers have created 30,000 wings for children in 52 countries. See a video of how the project came about here. If you are a knitter or crocheter and want to make one of these wigs, or you know a child or institution who could use them, or you want to donate, or if you just want to read about the work they do, check out the Magic Yarn Project. -via Metafilter
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