Spreading Hope…a hat at a time.

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New Utrecht High School sends Hope

We received 2 boxes full of hats of all sizes and styles from a teacher and students from New Utrecht High School in New York.

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.

A note from Ms. Liz reads:

Attached you will find 53 hats (20, adults, 16 kids and 17 toddler/baby) made for your organization.  I am honored to present you with this contribution on behalf of my students and hope that it will help you in keeping all those in need safe and warm.

I look forward to continue our contributions in the near future.  Thank you from myself and my crafting students for giving us the opportunity to be a part of it.

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

Thank you!
~Pali

Colleen Makes a Difference

Colleen in Wisconsin sent us these handmade hats.

hats by Colleen

Colleen included a note that reads:

I hope you can find an organization that will benefit from this donation.  I recently started crocheting again.  My grandmother taught me when I was a teenager.  I find it very relaxing and feel good when others can benefit!  My skill level may not by 100% but all these hats were made with 100% love!  Thank you for your dedication to community service!  You are what makes our country great!

We are so glad you found us and will include these as part of a huge Knitting Rays of Hope delivery that we are preparing right now.

Thank you for sharing your background- how wonderful your grandmother taught you this art that will allow you to make a difference in this world.

Thank you!
~Pali

Warming Hearts

 

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We had the great fortune of recently becoming friends with an amazing young lady, Frances. Frances in pursuit of her Girl Scout Gold Award began the project “Warming Hearts.” The gold award is the highest honor that a girl scout can earn and requires that the scout take lead in implementing a plan that will have a sustainable impact on society.

Seeing how  Chemo Warriors struggle with keeping warm while receiving chemo treatments firsthand, Frances decided to tackle the problem head-on. She created a strategy to make as many blankets as she could to donate to local hospitals. She designed, advertised, and taught workshops to her community. Through her work, she collected a total of 70 beautiful blankets to donate to Chemo Warriors.

We were fortunate enough to receive these blankets to help spread hope and warmth as proof of Frances’ hard work and dedication. She not only taught her community to make blankets but showed them the power of working together to give to others in need.

Her blankets were designed with all age groups and genders in mind. Some of the 70 total blankets she donated are pictured above. Frances is truly an inspiration and we are so proud to have been part of her journey.

Last week, Frances was awarded her Gold Star award and we couldn’t be prouder of her. We know that this young lady will go on to do more amazing things.

Kathy’s Contributions

Our friend Kathy, in California sent us a box of hats.

Chemo hats

Her note reads:

Thank you or blessing others with these hats.

I enjoy being able to help in a small way.

We are so grateful for your contributions and help!

Thank you!
~Pali

Jeanne Cares Too

Our friend, Jeanne sent us a box of hats:

Jeanne's hats

 

Her note reads:

This is just a small contribution to a very caring cause.  Thank you for giving me an opportunity to be a part of it.

When I retired 47 years of nursing and picked up loom knitting, I looked for a purposeful cause and the Lord led me to yours.

I am so glad Jeanne found us and was inspired to send us hats she made!

Have a blessed day!

Thanks,
~Pali

Hats by Donna

Our good friend, Donna from Huntsville, Alabama sent us these cute hats.hats by Donna

She also included a note that reads:

Thank you so much for all you do.  Here are a few hats to add to your collection for delivery!

Thank you for your contribution and commitment!  We appreciate your support and friendship!

Thank you!
~Pali

When Breath Becomes Air

Such a heartfelt, deeply moving talk!

When Breath Becomes Air – a recommended read by Paul Kalanithi

Resilience does not mean bouncing back to where you were before or pretending like the hard stuff isn’t hard.