Spreading Hope…a hat at a time.

How to Help

It’s easy to be scared during these unprecedented times. We hope that you are safe and well, practicing social distancing and staying safe at home.

If you are able and want to help, some of the hospitals are requesting items, due to the lack of PPE (Personal protective equipment).

Our sweet friend, Melissa, a nurse, forwarded me an email that her hospital (St. Joseph) and CHOC are requesting  the following items:

In addition to new, unused 3M, N95 and surgical masks, we can accept the following supplies for making face shields:
  • Bolts of 16, 18 or 20-gauge clear vinyl
  • 3/8-inch and/or 1/2-inch braided elastic in white or black
  • 1-inch Airtex High Density Foam (green)
  • Gorilla Glue or 3M Scotch Heavy Duty Double-Sided Mounting Tape

You can mail them directly to

 St. Joseph Hospital
1100 W. Stewart Drive
 Orange, CA  92868

or

CHOC
1201 W. La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA 92868

For questions, pls email COVID19Donations@providence.org

You may also contact your local hospital and ask if they need these donations.

We have also found Masks for Heroes (website) and a Facebook Group. There are instructions on how to make facemasks and how to donate to hospitals directly.

There are also many online patterns and Youtube tutorials if you want to crochet a facemask for personal wear for minimum trips to the grocery store.  Just google Crochet Facemask with face shield.

We underline that you should only donate if you can and have these items available to you without making unnecessary trips to the store.

We are so appreciative of all of you in our community of prayer and hope.

We send our best wishes and positive thoughts.

Thank you!
~Pali

We can not accept any donations because our local hospitals are no longer accepting deliveries.  This world pandemic has touched all of our lives, and we sincerely hope that everyone is safe during these uncertain and unprecedented times.

hope word text with black and white love heart suitable for card, brochure or typography logo design

We will post again once we are able to accept your generous creations.  Please don’t send anything until it is safe to do so.

Be Safe! Stay healthy, helpful, calm and hopeful!

We send you prayers, good vibes, and positive thoughts!

A new friend, Keila, from Shreveport in Louisiana, found us and sent us chemo caps in various sizes and styles, ear warmers and PICC Line Covers.

Hats, PICC LIne Covers

Her note reads:

I recently found your organization online and was so excited to contribute to such an awesome cause.  I am sending beanies in various sizes, ear warmers and PICC Line covers.

Thank you for creating this organization and allowing me to make someone’s day a little brighter.

We are so grateful you found us and will include these in our next delivery.  We cannot spread hope and love without your generosity.

Thank you!
~Pali

The American Heart Association from Atlanta, Georgia sent us 4 boxes full of red baby hats, which is the largest shipment we have ever received! The hats are all red, but different sizes and styles to raise awareness for February, which is American Heart month!

Baby Hats

We were quite surprised and amazed by how many hats were shipped to us! We will start counting, labeling and getting these ready for the deliveries.

Thank you for finding us and thinking of sending these to spread hope and love!
~Pali

A little bit ago, our dear friend, Melissa was able to deliver 175 items to the babies in the NICU at St. Joe’s in Orange County.   The delivery included 110 red hats, 64 hats of various styles and colors, and 1 pair of baby booties.

February Delivery for NICU

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this delivery, by making the hats, labeling and photographing the hats to delivering the hats!  We are so grateful that you are committed to spreading hope and love!

Thank you!
~Pali

Last week, our dear friend, Melissa was able to deliver 123 items to the Pediatric Oncology Unit at CHOC (Children’s Hospital in Orange County).  It included 3 scarves, 1 headband and 119 hats of various styles, colors, and sizes.

February Delivery for Children

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this delivery, by making the hats, labeling and photographing the hats to delivering the hats!  We are so appreciative of you and your dedication to making this world a better place!  It’s easy as 1-2-3 because of you and your support!

Thank you!
~Pali

We received a package filled with hats from the National Honor Society from Skyridge High School in Utah.

UT HS Hats

We are so impressed when youth get involved in making a difference in the world- showing compassion and love for strangers is a lesson that few understand until much later in life.

We are so proud of everyone involved and thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Thank you!
~Pali