Monday, February 6, 2012


We have already had lots of wonderful things that have happened this year at Hats & Hair from Kids Who Care and even more exciting events are planned that we can't wait to tell you about in the future! We just returned from a trip to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital where we were able to make so many of these amazing little cancer-warriors smile when we handed them their hats and surprised the girls with new hair! While we where there the founder and inspiration for our charity, Chase Savanna Burch was also given all clear scans and on March 4, 2012 will actually be five years cancer free!!! We are looking forward to celebrating this wonderful milestone by stepping up our events and fundraising throughout this year so that we can help as many children as we can who are battling deadly diseases and facing hairloss. We want to thank so many of you that have done so much to raise awareness of our cause and who have also contributed to this charity during this last year. There are so many of you that we would like to thank but we are especially grateful to those of you who use their Shares Card when they purchase their groceries and also to those of you that have donated on this website to our campaign. We also want to thank Valley Life Charter school for their generous donation of both money for hairclips and over 100 hats as well!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Thank You For Supporting Our Cause!

Hats and Hair from Kids who Care is not only a non-profit charity, but it now has tax free status! So if your group or organization is looking for a charity to fundraise for/or donate to, please consider Hats & Hair from Kids who Care. You can also use our donate button on this page to contribute to this worthwhile cause. We would love to help as many kids facing cancer diagnosis and hair loss as possible! Thank you for supporting Hats & Hair from Kids who Care.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Easing a child's worst fear...

When "Hats and Hair from Kids who Care," Founder and cancer warrior/survivor, Chase Burch found out that the number one fear for little children who receive a cancer diagnosis, is not their own mortality, but is actually losing their hair-- she decided that giving out a few hats & hair along the way was not enough. Even though she has personally given out over 250 of them and has also helped disperse over 300 others, she felt that we need to do what ever it takes to get our hats & hair to as many kids as possible. Because of this, we are excited to let you know that we have now signed and sent in all the papers that will turn"Hats and Hair From Kids Who Care" from a small charitable cause into an official Non-Profit Charity! We truly hope that this will help us to accomplish Chase's dream, that every child that is told they will soon lose their hair, will someday have a hat & hair at their side when they do. So for those of you who check in on this site, we will let you know as soon as our non-profit status becomes official!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The driving force behind "Hats and Hair"

A letter sent to the Today Show, by Holly Hafen, one of the original founders and biggest supporters of "Hats and Hair from Kids who Care," from the very beginning. [dated May 24, 2007.]

Can a 10 year old change the world? I absolutely think that she can. One child at a time. The reason I am emailing, is that my life, and the lives of so many others, have been changed for good by one 10 year old girl, Chase Savanna Burch. After a few weeks of severe headaches, and flu like symptoms, Chase was taken to the hospital by her concerned parents in early March, and received an alarming diagnosis. It was a rare, malignant, but operable brain tumor, which she had removed days later. After the initial scare of brain surgery was completed, Chase was sent off, with her mother by her side, to St. Jude Research hospital, in Memphis, Tennessee, where she would begin the grueling treatment process. Being separated from her Dad and two younger siblings for such an extended time was no doubt very difficult for Chase, and also her mother, Season Burch. However, Chase was able to fight through the hard times with unbelievable strength and faith.

While at St. Jude, friends at home in California were brainstorming how they could help Chase, who had now lost her hair due to the treatments she was receiving. One friend offered to cut her hair, for a wig for Chase. In all honesty, I had the same thought, hundreds of miles away, in Southern Utah.

When her parents sat down with Chase, to see how she would feel about the idea of friends at her school putting together a personal fundraiser for her to have a wigs, her response was, "I think that is very, very, thoughtful. But I think there are kids who need those things a lot more than I do." She then explained that she already has two wigs and sees so many kids without anything.
So after talking this over, Chase and her family then began to brainstorm what they could do, that would both help Chase out and make her feel like she is helping those around her as well. In the words of Chase's mother, "From personal experience we know what a loss it is to watch yourself, or someone you love lose their hair. For a child that already feels like their illness is setting them apart from their peers, it is also the physical reminder of this. But through a little experimenting on our own, we have actually come up with a simple, comfortable and inexpensive solution that has worked really well for our Chase.
As you know, wigs can be costly and they can also be uncomfortable and hot to wear for a child. (Especially here in Memphis where it gets hot and humid, or back in California, where our Children's Hospital is located.) Almost as an after thought, while we are at the wig shop, I boufht a set of two hair clips for about $30.00 with a cute poof of hair attached to each clip. When we got back to the hopital, I clipped one on to one of her baseball caps like a ponytail and showed Chase what I had done.

She has two beautiful wigs, and yet this is the all that she seems to want to wear. For one thinks, it looks so natural that even people at the hospital are surprised that it is not her own hair - and it is a s comfortable as simply wearing a hat! It is so wonderful for Chase not to have to put on her wig and to be able to go anywhere, without having to be constantly reminded that she is going through all this! As we walk around these halls, we realize how great the need is, for for somthing that can help these children forget about their illness, if even for a moment. The nurses heare are constantly telling Chase that they love her idea for a hat with hair and have never seen it done before. When we heard this, we were completely amazed that we could give so much back to a child, for just the cost of one hair piece and one hat!!!"
Chase gave away her other clip she had to a girl who was also losing her hair, and her mother has been purchasing the clips, as many as she can, from the wig shop to give out to friends they have made at St. Jude. Seeing the remarkable diference that this simple creation makes in the life of a child has relly motivated me and Season and many others who have expressed the desire to help.

My response [to a reporter] who asked what is driving me in my effort to help with this cause was, "The answer really comes down to the unselfishness of one ten year old girl. In a society that places great value on me, me, me, and what I need-- for her to show concern and be thinking of how she could help others in the midst of all her and her family was going through, is nothing short of inspiring. How could I not do everything I can to help he in this effort? Her compassion and desire to give, is what drives me."
Holly Hafen

The charitable idea that brought forth Hats and Hair was inspired by Chase Savanna Burch and her family, but without the incredible efforts of Holly Hafen, Oak Grove Elementary school and many others, "Hats and Hair" would not be here today.