Spreading Rays of Hope…a hat at a time

Our good friend, Shirley in Springfield, Massachusetts sent us this box full of lovely hats.

hats by shirley

Shirley included a note that reads:

I am sending this box of 15 hats which contain a mixture of hats for cancer warriors, baby hats and hats for small children.  Please add these to the donations made by Knitting Rays of Hope.  I applaud your efforts and continuing service to the less fortunate.  I am very happy to be able to assist in my own way.  All are made with love.

Thank you you letting me contribute to this very worthwhile cause.

We are very grateful for you and friends like you, for your steadfast support and generosity!

Thank you!

 Our friend, Donna from Huntsville, Alabama sent us 2 boxes full of these adorable hats.
hats for babies

Adorable hats for babies

Children hats

Hats for Pediatric Cancer Warriors

She sent a note with each box that reads

I hope these make it in time for a Christmas shipment.  Thank you for all you do!


Here are some hats in larger sizes…

We will definitely include these in our December delivery!  We appreciate your support and generosity; these hats will help us spread love, warmth and hope!

Thank you for making a difference!

My father-in-Law often gave us wisdom in simple, yet profound terms, and this was one of his favorite quotes.


Castles made of sand will fall into the sea, eventually- Jimi Hendrix

In this day of social media, fake and attention seeking culture, this is a great reminder to build strong and sustainable foundations for yourself, family, and relationships.

Have a fantastic day!

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and though today is the last day of November, we hope that awareness and research to cure all cancers continues so we can see an end to cancer in our lifetime!  All month I have been making purple hats in honor of my sister-in-law who lost her battle to Pancreatic Cancer in 2012.  As you know we have been trying to learn crochet and here are some of my favorites.

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible – Christopher Reeves

I encourage you to find a way that speaks to your heart and make a difference in the world.  Looking for others to do something profound and being disappointed is no longer an option!  It’s up to you.  You may think it’s a drop in a bucket, but you can truly touch someone’s life… and isn’t that worth it?

Every Drop in the Bucket Matters



#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

In addition to the hats for Knitting Rays of Hope, I am also hosting a charity drive in my workplace for the Pajama Program.  We would love for you to get involved!  You can host your own drive or contribute to ours…

Pajama Program


The Pajama Program provides new pajamas and new books to children in need, many who are waiting and hoping to be adopted.  Thousands of the children they serve live in group homes and shelters and are often shuffled between temporary living facilities.  Many of them have been abused or abandoned, and have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a mother or father tuck them in at bedtime and read to them. 

Please bring new pajamas and/or a new book!
Or you can donate money if holiday shopping is too chaotic for you

We are asking for

  • Pajamas and Books need to be New, Unused, and the pajamas should be a complete set (top and bottom).
  • We will accept all ages from infant- 18 years old (up to adult size XXXL)
  • Monday, 12/19/16 will be the last day for this charity drive

I have already recruited my family as volunteers!  My hope is that during the season of making memories, that charity is a part of them for you!

Have a fantastic day!

Our good friend, Dee sent us these lovely hats, scarves, <some even in sets> and hand cozies.  All of her creations are so adorable and unique.  Though we love all the hats, we are truly impressed with the hamburger and green hoodie.


Such a wonderful Hamburger


Side View of Hoodi



Hats & Scarf/Hat & Hand Cozy sets


Hats with 2 Scarf & Hat Sets

The note Dee sent along reads,

I’m Back!
Here is my final shipment for 2016.  All the 100% acrylics are in one bag.

The blends or other fibers are in a separate bag.  Each hat has been tagged as to the fiber content and all are made in a smoke free, pet free home

Be back with more in the Spring!


Front View of Green Hoodie- Looks warm


Cheeseburger Dreams

We are so thankful for our generous friends and love your creativity.  You are making a difference in this world with your good heart and love in action!  We will be getting our hats and goodies ready for a huge December delivery!  Thank you for helping us spread warmth, hope, and love!

We recently received a box full of warm hats from Cricket in New Jersey.


She included a note that reads:

Here are more hats. I’m sure that they will be needed.

Yes, these will be included in the next delivery and will help spread warmth and hope to cancer warriors!

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

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