Q: What is the Children’s Alopecia Project, (CAP)?
A: We are the only 501(c) 3 non-profit devoted specifically to helping children living with the hair-loss disease, alopecia areata. We do so by raising awareness about alopecia, providing support for children and their families, and building self esteem in children living alopecia.
Q: Where does the money go?
A: Funds are used for the following:
- Support group meeting across the country and around the world–in Arizona; California; Massachusetts, VA/MD/DC area, Michigan, New York, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Texas (Dallas/Ft Worth, Houston, and Lubbock), Utah, Virginia/Maryland, Hong Kong, and Mexico
- Alopeciapalooza, an annual international camp for children with alopecia and their families
- CAP Kid Library Program, through which CAP is donating books about alopecia to the school libraries of children in our support group
- CAP Kid Connections Program through which CAP connects children with alopecia with support groups and/or other CAP Kids in their area
- Interactive website, which brings together parents across the country and world whose children have been diagnosed with alopecia
- CAP Outreach Program through which CAP sends brochures about CAP and alopecia to dermatologists, schools, and families in an effort to educate the public about alopecia
Q: How can I start a CAP event in my area?
A: Simply call us at (610) 468-1011 for more details. Once you registered, you will be provided with all the tools necessary to plan a successful event including guides that will help you break the process down into simple steps. The most critical ingredients for a successful event are
1. An easy to find or well-known location in your community
2. A date and time that makes it easy for community members to turn out
3. Willing volunteers to help you!
Q: How can I donate?
A: Make your check payable to “CAP” and mail to:
Children’s Alopecia Project, Inc. PO Box 6036 Wyomissing, PA 19610
or Visa, MC, AmEx or Discover at DONATION
Q: What else does the Children’s Alopecia Project need?
A: CAP endeavors to keep all expenses to an absolute minimum. As such, we welcome gifts of office supplies, current model computers and other technical equipment, software, premium items such as event t-shirts and other give away items, as well as in-kind services. These include but are not limited to publicity, printing, technical support, legal services and all other professional services. We also welcome sponsors who are willing to make donations to underwrite any expenses or growth opportunities that can help CAP grow and thrive.
Q: How did CAP get started?
A:The Woytovich Family started CAP when their daughter Maddie (then 5) was diagnosed with alopecia. They could not find a support group specifically for kids with alopecia. They were interviewed about this in the local newspaper and based on the overwhelming response and with the help of family and friends started the Children’s Alopecia Project.
A: To protect your privacy, the Children’s Alopecia Project does not sell, rent, exchange or otherwise share information about donors or other participants with any other organization or individual.