Spreading Rays of Hope…a hat at a time

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5 Year Blogiversary!

Today we are celebrating our 5 Year Blogiversary!

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When we first began this journey, we had no idea that 5 years later we would still be going strong. It really is an amazing feeling to look back at how we have contributed to others and helped make their days a bit brighter. We are proud that we have done our part to give back to our community and we are so proud to have made and met so many wonderful friends on this journey.  As we have said before, we could not have done this without the support of our friends. A big shout out to everyone who made it possible for Knitting Rays of Hope to provide 4,956 hats to NICU babies and Cancer Warriors these past 5 years. Here is to another wonderful 5 years to come filled with continued friends, new friends, and Rays of Sunshine!
~Vanessa

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Happy Easter!

We want to wish everyone a wonderful Easter! We hope that your Easter is filled with love and family time.

These are the special creations we delivered just for Easter. Thank you to everyone who supports us! We couldn’t do it without you.
~Vanessa and Pali

 

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Easter Delivery

We recently gave all hats to our sweet friend, Melissa to take into St. Joseph’s and CHOC, just in time for Easter.   There are 172 hats and booties for babies in the NICU at St. Joseph and 44 hats for pediatric chemo warriors at CHOC.

Delivery of NICU hats for Easter

172 Hats for St. Joseph

hats for children chemo warriors

44 Pediatric Chemo Warrior Hats

We want to thank all of our team to make this delivery possible. We could not have accomplished so much without you guys and are so thankful to know so many wonderful people.  With this delivery, we have donated 4,956 hats to spread hope, love and warmth in our world!  Thank you for making a difference in the world!

If you want to get involved and make a difference, please contact us.

Thank you!
~Pali

Easter Chicks

These chick hats are for a special Easter delivery!

We love doing these Easter inspired chicks along with the rabbits. Even if the little ones do not know about Easter yet,  it is still a great hat for Spring. We love Spring time when all the flowers are in bloom and the weather brightens up and gets warmer, yet not too warm. It’s a great time to spread rays of sunshine and we look forward to making our next delivery.
~Vanessa

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Easter Gifts from Gail

We received the above creations, just in time for our Easter delivery, from our friend Gail. This is Gail’s 3rd contribution to us! Her note read:

Please accept these 40 hats for your project.  Included are 4 bunny hats.  I hope they will be useful.

Thank you Gail for these wonderful hats, they will absolutely be useful. Especially the bunny hats, that will go nicely with our bunny hats we have included for this months delivery. Gail even sent us the cutest hat with a puppy dog and bone on it. That will surely brighten someones day.

As always, we look forward to your next creations.

~Vanessa

 

 

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100 Hats and More

Our new friend, Cindy sent us 2 boxes full of hats, scarves, quilts and blankets!  She has 100 hats and 3 scarf sets, and 8 blankets.

The quilts are made in Cindy’s quilting group, Quilting Girls Gone Wild and the little crochet blankets are made by Mandy, a dear sweet young lady who is a brain cancer survivor and has a heart of gold!  Mandy loves to crochet and always has her special touch into each blanket.

The hats and scarves are made with love by Stephanie, Megan and Cindy.  How busy they must have been to be able to create so many hats!  We love that they kept busy and at task making all these hats to help spread love and joy.  They were having so much fun, that Cindy’s husband even tried his hand and created a little grey hat!

We are so grateful for friends like Cindy and her friends & family, who are steadfast in their mission to help Knitting Rays of Hope!

Please know that you are making a difference in the world and spreading hope & love to folks who are currently experiencing very difficult times.  Your hats, scarves and blankets, that you took so much time and care to create, show that people care about others and willing to take action to spread hope & love in our world!

Thank you for your dedication and generosity!
~Pali

 

Gifts from Massachusetts

Shirley recently sent us a box full of these adorable hats for babies and children chemo warriors.  She also made and sent 2 sets of booties for babies in the NICU.

Shirley included a note with her hats, that reads:

I am enclosing 2 pairs of booties and 28 hats in varying colors and sizes to donate to Knitting Rays of Hope.  I hope that they will brighten the day of the wearer.

I continue to applaud your kindness and the hard word you and your team do in order to provide comfort to those in need.

My best wishes for the continued success of Knitting Rays of Hope.

With the support from our generous friends and their fast knitting fingers, we will be able to continue to spread hope and love to everyone around us!

We thank you for contributing to Knitting Rays of Hope!
~Pali

 

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