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Two Albany businesswomen provide kids with wigs

Wigs for Kids is working to provide wigs to those in need. (Source: WALB) Wigs for Kids is working to provide wigs to those in need. (Source: WALB)
Pamela Smith is working to help children with hair loss through Wigs for Kids. (Source: WALB) Pamela Smith is working to help children with hair loss through Wigs for Kids. (Source: WALB)
Ollie Carr is working with Wigs for Kids to help those with hair loss. (Source: WALB) Ollie Carr is working with Wigs for Kids to help those with hair loss. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Two businesswomen in Albany are now certified to help children who have lost their hair because of health issues.  

They are now part of Wigs for Kids, and they are the only ones within miles of Albany.

Now, they want South Georgians to know the organization will provide fitted wigs for children in need.

"I thought that's a good way to give back to all the things that happened to me and all of the blessings I've had over the years is to be able to do that for children," said Pamela Smith.

The way Smith has decided to give back is by working with Wigs for Kids.

"What they do is they furnish wigs at no cost to the family of the child, to children ages 3 to 18 that need hair replacement," explained Smith. 

The wigs go to kids who have lost their hair because of cancer, alopecia, burns and other medical issues. 

"It helps them in their everyday life, in schools, clubs," Smith said.

Smith is certified by Wigs for Kids to help those with hair loss, and she and her partner, Ollie Carr, are the only ones certified within a 100-mile radius.

"I think it's really a blessing and that's one reason I wanted to let people out there know that we have it in Albany for the surrounding areas," said Smith.

As for Carr, she has a similar reason for why she got involved with Wigs for Kids. 

"Pam and I just want everyone to know that we're here to help them in every way we can. We're just passionate about helping people with hair loss," explained Carr. 

You can find more information about Wigs for Kids here

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