The Cherian Foundation

Wig Donation

TCF provides wigs free of cost to economically disadvantaged women and children who experience hair loss while undergoing treatment for cancer or due to alopecia.

Hair loss is the most apparent physical sign of the battle against cancer. In the case of alopecia there is no known cause or cure. Its impact is more significant in the economically lower strata where long hair is considered an integral part of beauty. With the support of our parent company Raj Hair International, we provide wigs of highest quality keeping in mind the needs of the sensitive and delicate skin of the wearer, to restore their confidence to face the world with a smile.

How Can You Help?

  • Make a Hair Donation or Financial Contribution
  • Plan an Event to Benefit The Cherian Foundation
  • Register as a Participating Salon
  • Be a Corporate Partner
  • Volunteer

For Donating Hair

1. Clean, shampoo, and/or condition hair, without any styling, hairspray, or additional hair products.
gather hair
2. Gather hair at the nape of the neck.
3. Create a ponytail with an elastic band. Make sure the band is tight around the hair to keep the hair together after cutting. A second hair band can be placed around the middle of the ponytail to keep the hair together.
cut your hair
4. Ensure that the elastic band is just below where you want to cut your hair.
5. Measure the length of the ponytail from the elastic band to the tips, making sure it’s at least 8 inches long. Donations shorter than 8 inches will not be used, because this is too short for making a wig. If your hair is not 8 inches, continue growing it out. There is no maximum length requirement.
cut the hair
6. Cut the hair just above the elastic band so that the elastic band remains on the ponytail after cutting and keeps cut hair together. Do not wash or style the ponytail in any way after it has been cut off.
7. Place the ponytail, kept intact with the elastic band, in a zip-lock bag and seal tightly. Please ensure that the ponytail is completely dry before sending.

Place the zip-lock bag with the ponytail in a padded or plastic envelope and send to:

The Cherian Foundation
No. 38, Malony Road,
T. Nagar,
Chennai - 600 017
Monetary Contribution

You can also support The Wig Donation by your generous donation to this project.

For donation in INR
All donations to The Cherian Foundation are exempted from tax u/s 80G of IT Act. Please send your contribution in favour of "The Cherian Foundation", specifically to Wig Donation.
For foreign contribution

Alternatively you can send your cheques or DD in favour of "The Cherian Foundation"

To be a Corporate Partner

  • You can donate hair ( through a hair donation drive) and do a monetary contribution for the number of wigs you wish to donate. Raj Hair will process the hair and ready the wigs for donation. This completes the project from start to the final stage. You will be part of the handing over program, where the wigs are handed over to the beneficiaries.
  • If you wish to donate only the hair (though a hair donation drive), then the donated hair will be kept in our storage till the time funds are raised to complete the wig making process.
  • If you wish to donate only monetarily, then we will complete the process once the hair is collected.

Raj Hair will process donated hair through several stages of storing, cleaning, sorting and grading before it is used for wig making. Apart from making the wigs, Raj Hair will be subsidizing the cost of each wig and will also provide service for wig maintenance.